Scheme transferred to Fairbairn Irrigation
The Queensland government says the Emerald channel scheme is now “in the hands of those who know best”.
Ministerial statement. 6 July 2019
Strong support confirmed
The final count confirms that a majority of water allocation holders support transition to the Fairbairn Irrigation Network.
Letter to customers, 12 March 2019
Emerald irrigators quiz farmers who own their schemes
Cotton farmers from Trangie in NSW and St George in Queensland came to Emerald last week to talk to fellow irrigators about owning and managing irrigation channels.
Jim Winter and Jason McCutcheon from the Trangie-Nevertire Irrigation Scheme and Scott Armstrong from St George’s Mallawa Irrigation explained how they have made savings in both time and money by taking over their schemes.
Hosted by Fairbairn Irrigation Network (FIN), the scheme’s 150 irrigators were invited to the event on Friday 20 July, 2018.
Emerald irrigators took the opportunity to quiz the speakers about the benefits and challenges involved in running their schemes. Chair of FIN Anne Marie O’Callaghan said the interaction underscored the importance of continuing to carefully consider local management for Emerald and the opportunities and future potential it presents.
Tales of transition from Trangie and St George
Irrigators are invited to hear St George and Trangie farmers describe their experience with local management at a meeting at the Mayfair Ridge Tavern at 6pm this Friday (20 July).
Emerald seeks project manager in lead up to customer vote
In preparation for a move to local management, FIN is seeking the right person to oversee the potential transition.