Timeline and scheme development sequence

Once the pre-feasibility report has been completed, the steering group, with input from the advisory group, will make recommendations to central government on the future of the project. You can see the decision/phasing diagram below.

The project

Scheme Development Sequence.

The total economic benefit to the region if all the irrigation potential in the three option areas is developed is estimated to be around $230 million per annum with up to 2,100 jobs created. The realisation of these plans is likely to require a partnership and co-funding approach between central and/or local government as well as investment from the private sector.