Gulf water released

Gulf unallocated water released

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Another 100,000 megalitres of water will be made available for producers along the Gilbert, Norman, Leichhardt and Nicholson rivers.

Another 100,000 megalitres of water will be made available for producers along the Gilbert, Norman, Leichhardt and Nicholson rivers.

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More water will be available for producers in the north western Gulf of Carpentaria after the state government released 100,000 megalitres.

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MORE water will be available for producers in the north western Gulf of Carpentaria after the state government released 100,000 megalitres.

The water will be available for existing users and potential new businesses along the Gilbert, Norman, Leichhardt and Nicholson rivers.

Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said making more Gulf water available would drive development and jobs.

"These extra water resources open the way for a wide range of commercial operations and potential for more local jobs," Dr Lynham said.

"Already on the drawing board are some new irrigated agriculture opportunities such as cotton, sorghum and chick peas as well as the expansion of some existing farms including the north's mango plantations.

"The water may also create tourism opportunities for caravan and holiday parks on the Queensland portion of the 3700 kilometre Savannah Way."

Offers and new packages are now available for existing users as well as potential new small, medium or large business ventures.

"Making more than 100,000 megalitres available is another initiative that will support our economic strategy, Unite and Recover for Queensland jobs," Dr Lynham said.

"The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted economies across Australia and across the world.

"Our economic strategy is building on our traditional strengths like agriculture, as well as supporting our businesses to grow in sectors like tourism."

He said any water licences issued would include conditions to protect the environment and existing water users.

The story Gulf water released first appeared on North Queensland Register.

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