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Supporting agricultural expansion of the Northern Adelaide Plains


Jul 4, 2016
Author: Goyder Institute

 

The Goyder Institute is supporting the future agricultural expansion of the Northern Adelaide Plains (NAP) following the release of our latest research report.

The NAP Water Stocktake Project was undertaken to establish current and potential water resources in the region.

The NAP is one of South Australia’s premier food producing regions, with fresh produce grown in the area worth over $250 million per annum to the State’s economy.

Growing global demand for food presents a large economic opportunity but requires greater certainty about water availability to support further investment in the region.

The South Australian Government engaged the Goyder Institute to undertake the NAP Water Stocktake Project to: Determine the current and potential future water sources available in the NAP Establish the historical and potential future risks and opportunities of water use in the NAP; and Recommend future work required to sustainably manage additional water use in the region.

The research results will be used by the State Government to inform further scoping of potential public and private sector investment in expanding agriculture in the region.

The research report can be found on the Goyder Institute website.