The State Government has signed an agreement with a Chinese-owned company, to effectively double the Ord Irrigation Scheme in the Kimberley. The agreement between the Government and Kimberley Agricultural Investment was signed this morning. Over the next four years, the company will invest $200 million to create new agricultural land in the Goomig and Knox Plain areas of the Ord Valley…Full article: ABC.net.au Dec 2013

Key point

  • The goal is to create 7,000 hectares of irrigated farmland for use in sugarcane production

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