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Work commences on Northern Adelaide Plains research

Aug 1, 2017
Author: Goyder Institute


Worked has commenced on the Goyder Institute for Water Research project Sustainable Expansion of Irrigated Agriculture and Horticulture in Northern Adelaide Plains, led by Prof Jim Cox from SARDI.

The primary policy driver for the Northern Corridor research program is the Northern Economic Plan, the South Australian Government’s blueprint for a prosperous northern Adelaide, focused on creating jobs and empowering local communities. The plan includes two major initiatives for agribusiness. The Northern Adelaide Plains Agribusiness Initiative includes the development of three key projects to expand the region’s agriculture, food and beverage sectors:

  • Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme to provide an additional 20 gigalitres of recycled water;
  • optimisation and production efficiency to implement best practice irrigation technology and improved management techniques; and,
  • a market access and development project to get South Australian food and beverage into global markets.

The Northern Adelaide Food Park will establish a dedicated precinct to enable food and beverage processors, manufacturers and other service related providers to co-locate, and access common infrastructure and services on one site. It will encourage sharing of information on processes, products and markets, particularly for export purposes.

You can read more about the Institute’s Northern Adelaide Plains research here.