More Scenic Rim water to drive economy and jobs
Hundreds of megalitres of water are to be made available for new and expanded farms and business to create jobs around Crows Nest, the Southern Lockyer and the Scenic Rim.
Expressions of interest were now open for 1275 ML of unallocated water, to help Queenslanders to building on their traditional agricultural strengths as well as a wider range of commercial operations.
This area already produces hay, beef and a huge variety or fruit and vegetable crops, and the proposed allocation is to see if there’s scope for it to get bigger.
Existing farmers could be interested in expanding or diversify a crop in this already proven food bowl; there’s scope for plant nurseries or even new tourism ventures to further cement this region’s foodie credentials.
Already on the drawing board is the Kalfresh Scenic Rim Industrial Precinct, which could potentially service everything from machinery maintenance to frozen food processing, grain storage, laboratory testing and a farm museum.
The Scenic Rim is on the doorstep of an already proven economic powerhouse - it is overlaps the Southern Downs food bowl and its robust supply chain and it’s just down the road from the service hub of Toowoomba.
Landholders have until Sunday, 9 August to express their interest in the additional of water.
Any additional water allocations issued will include conditions to protect the environment and existing water users.
For more information visit www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/mining-energy-water/water/catchments-planning/unallocated-water
Last updated 14 July 2020