This letter included the transition board’s recommendation and an outline of the elements of the offer to transition to local management.
In March 2018 an overwhelming majority of St George channel irrigation scheme accepted an offer to transition the scheme to local management.
The offer, negotiated with government on behalf of customers by a transition board, was distributed to customers in January, 2018.
For local management to proceed, customers representing at least 70% of the water allocations by volume needed to accept the offer and at least 50% (of water allocations by volume) needed to elect to become members. The offer closed on 16 March, 2018, with more than 97% support for the assets to be owned and managed by an irrigator-owned company and a majority of eligible irrigators electing to become members.
Subject to the completion of the transfer process Mallawa Irrigation will own and manage the assets from July 1, 2018.
|Luke Stower||Chair||0409 692 404|
|Scott Armstrong||Director||0418 721 444|
|Glen Price||Director||0429 169 676|
|David Moon||Director||0427 255 143|
|Ross Landsberg||Director||0412 737 472|
The following documents were provided to customers in relation to the offer:
This document was sent to all current customers of St George channel scheme. 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 is the constitution for Mallawa Irrigation that will apply from July 1, 2018, subject to the completion of the transfer process. The constitution includes provisions related to the objectives of the company, directors and their appointment, and the rights of members.subject to the completion of the transfer process from July 1, 2018.
This is the standard distribution water supply contract that will be deemed to apply to customers of Mallawa Irrigation from July 1, 2018, subject to the completion of the transfer process. This will replace the existing “channel and pipelines” contract that exists between customers and SunWater.