Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    Call for nominations to showcase irrigation innovations

    27/09/2016 10:55 AM
    • Nominations open for 2016 Irrigation Australia (WA) Awards of Excellence
    • Irrigation innovation a key part of Liberal National Government's investment in water development 

    Water Minister Mia Davies urged Western Australian businesses, local governments and community groups to nominate for the 2016 Irrigation Australia (WA) Awards of Excellence.


    "From recycling wastewater to keep our public spaces green, to industrial-scale irrigation innovations that are diversifying and growing our food production sector - WA is a world leader in efficient and sustainable water use," Ms Davies said.


    The Minister said innovations in irrigation formed a key part of the Liberal National Government's unprecedented investment in water projects to enhance the liveability of communities and boost agricultural productivity.


    "We are seeing innovations are enhancing our traditional irrigation precincts and supporting new irrigated agricultural projects to unlock our horticultural and pastoral potential," she said.


    "Regional communities are also harvesting stormwater and recycled water for innovative irrigation and community use - such as the 11 golf courses and nine tree farms across the State which are irrigated by recycled water.


    "Initiatives such as these are helping WA grow in a sustainable way - using the large volumes of water available in the north to reshaping the way we use water in the south of the State as the climate dries."


    The awards comprise seven categories:  Waterwise Garden Irrigator Domestic Installation/Retro Fit; Commercial Installation under 2000m2; Commercial Installation over 2000m2; Retail Store of the Year; Suppliers Innovative Product Award; Young Achiever Award; and Local Government Improvement & Efficiency Award.


    Nominations close on September 30, 2016.


    Fact File

    • The 2016 Irrigation Australia (WA) Awards of Excellence will be announced November 5, 2016 at a gala dinner in Como
    • The State Government is a supporting partner of Irrigation Australia Ltd (WA)
    • For more information, visit http://irrigation.org.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 5500


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