This is the standard distribution distribution and drainage contract that will be deemed to apply to customers of FIN when local management proceeds. This will replace the existing “channel and pipelines” contract that exists between customers and SunWater.
In March 2019 a strong majority of water allocation holders accepted an offer to transition the Emerald channel scheme to local management. The offer, negotiated with government on behalf of customers by a transition board, was distributed to customers in January, 2019.
For local management to proceed, customers representing at least 70% of the water allocations by volume needed to accept the offer. The offer closed in March, with around 80% support for the assets to be owned and managed by an irrigator-owned company.
Subject to the completion of the transfer process the Fairbairn Irrigation Network Ltd Pty will own and manage the assets from July 1, 2019.
- Anne Marie O’Callaghan
- Ross Burnett
- Emma McCullagh
- Hamish Millar
- Peter Galea
- David McDougall
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The following documents were sent to scheme customers, made available below and were also published on the Fairbairn Irrigation Network (FIN) website.
This is FIN’s standard drainage contract which applies to customers who are located in the declared drainage area and are not a party to the deemed Customer Contract. This contract applies from July 1, 2019.
This is the FIN constitution that will apply when local management proceeds. The constitution includes provisions related to the objectives of the company, directors and their appointment, and the rights of shareholders.
This document was sent to current water allocation holders on the Emerald distribution channel. The offer document included information on:
- the proposed terms of the transfer to local management
- reasons for and against a move to local management, including some of the risks associated with local management
- the Board’s proposed approach to managing the business
- frequently asked questions.
This document provided an overview of the offer document and outlined the Board’s position in relation to local management.