Local Management Arrangements for Irrigation Channel Schemes

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LMA Stage 3 - Expressions of Interest

LMA Stage 3 consists of:

  • Transition: Theodore, St George, Emerald and Eton to commence the transition to local management.

Over the next few months the Department of Energy and Water Supply will work with representatives of irrigators to establish an appropriate framework for stage 3 of the project. Special purpose vehicle companies will be established for the four schemes to commence the transition to local management, subject to the irrigators and the Government agreeing the final terms of the transfer. The four companies will be led by boards of directors comprised of local irrigators and appropriately skilled independent directors.

  • Investigation: In Bundaberg, Burdekin-Haughton, Lower Mary and Mareeba-Dimbulah, irrigators will be invited to undertake additional work to prepare revised business proposals. This will inform the Government’s future decision on whether those schemes are suitable to transition to local management arrangements.

Interim bards will be established for each of the channel schemes comprised of local irrigators and appropriately skilled independent board members to undertake further work to resolve outstanding matters.
For more information visit the Department's website or contact the DEWS LMA team at LMA@DEWS.qld.gov.au