Irrigated Cropping – Charters Towers, North Queensland

Sector

Agriculture

Opportunity

Develop irrigated cropping along the Burdekin River within Charters Towers Regional Council

Location

Charters Towers Regional Council, North Queensland, Australia

Investment type

Greenfield and brownfield

Investment opportunity highlights

Diversify irrigated crops along fertile river system

Investment required

Depending on scale of proposed development

Timeframe

Dependent on investor

Financial information

Further information available on request

Why invest?

  • High demand for food in the Asian region
  • Well-developed road, rail and port transport networks
  • Favourable climatic conditions with good, reliable rainfall and sunshine
  • Reliable water supply available
  • Potatoes have been grown commercially in this region successfully for many years, there are opportunities to diversify the food, fruit and vegetable crops grown in this region. Other crops that can be trialled include bean varieties, citrus, peanuts, melons and grapes, sorghum, varieties of stock fodder crops
  • Charters Towers Regional Council is a strong supporter of this development opportunity
  • Soil testing needs to be carried out for diversified crops
  • Potential for off-stream water harvesting is highly promising

Company

Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone (MITEZ) and Charters Towers Regional Council

Further information

Glen Graham, MITEZ

E:
T: +61 7 4743 3488

or

www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au

 

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