Project overview*

Status Impact assessment report (IAR) active
Description Irrigated agricultural development project – with an initial development of 60 ha for table grapes and 60 ha for citrus crops
Proponent Flinders Shire Council
Location/s Old Richmond Road Hughenden approximately 12 km north north-west of Hughenden Map
Local government/s Flinders Shire Council
Investment $47 million
Key features
  • 344 ha of developable land for high value horticultural crops
  • 101 ha of developable land for farming infrastructure and low value crops
  • 447 ha of land for environmental protection purposes
  • Production bores, pumps and irrigation networks
  • Co‐use cooling, packaging and logistics facility (co-use facility)
  • Staff amenities and caretaker accommodation
  • Irrigation dams
  • Machinery and chemical storage sheds.
Expected completion 2020
  • 5 FTE (construction)
  • 2 FTE (operational)
  • 70 FTE (seasonal)

IAR process

Date Activity
Currently Draft IAR being prepared
24 August 2018 Gazettal (PDF icon 250 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.
14 August 2018 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 5 MB), submitted.

Media releases

Major Irrigated Agricultural Development Project a big boost for North West (24 August 2018)

Further information

Read more about the IAR process.

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.