The Ord-East Kimberley Development Project is being funded through a collaborative partnership between the Australian and Western Australian Governments, involving a total investment of more than $515million between 2009 and 2013.
Featuring the release of around 7,400 hectares of agricultural land in the Goomig Farm Area and land with longer term development potential in the Knox Plain and Ord West Bank areas, the project also includes the improvement of social, community and common-use infrastructure and delivery of meaningful, sustainable Indigenous employment opportunities.
The State Government has made $322.5million available for the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project predominantly through the Royalties for Regions program. This contribution will be used to fund the construction of physical infrastructure such as irrigation channels, drainage and roads, and create the farmlands.
The project is being managed by the Department of Regional Development and Lands in conjunction with a range of State Government departments and agencies.
Following a Request For Proposal process, Kimberley Agricultural Investments (KAI) have been announced as preferred proponent to lease and develop 13,400ha into irrigated farmland under the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project. View the Ord Land Release brochure here.