Greater food security for WA with Gascoyne Food Bowl power boost

 

Greater food security for WA with Gascoyne Food Bowl power boost

The horticulture district along the Gascoyne River has received a power boost with stage one of the northern bore field switching to electricity-powered water pumps.

This is a major milestone in the State Government’s $25 million Royalties for Regions funded Gascoyne Food Bowl initiative which will ensure more reliable and cheaper water pumping and improved efficiencies.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Gascoyne Food Bowl project would secure the precinct’s role as a major fresh produce supplier.

“The Gascoyne Food Bowl project has the potential to significantly increase horticultural production, contributing to economic diversity and development in the region,” Mr Redman said.