PROJECTGilbert River Irrigation Area Investment Report
The Gilbert River in the Gulf Savannah region of northern Queensland has long been identified as having the potential to develop an irrigated agriculture industry. Serious investigations in this regard were undertaken by the Queensland Government from 1998 to 2000 before being put on hold. Between 2008 and 2011, regional takeholders further developed the business case for expansion of the Gilbert River Irrigation Area, culminating in the joint State and Federal announcement of the $10 million North Queensland Irrigated Agriculture Strategy (NQIAS) in late 2011.
The purpose of this report is to highlight current investment opportunities within the Gilbert River Irrigation Area and to provide a balanced summary of the potential of the Gilbert River.