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Food and Fibre targets economic, jobs and income boom through smarter agricultural water use

Tuesday 15 February 2022       MEDIA RELEASE Food and Fibre Targets $40m per year Economic Boost, with $21.7m for Local Households   A report by Food and Fibre Great South Coast has revealed that south-west Victoria’s food and fibre sector could add $40m worth of value to the local economy by increasing its […]

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CLIMATE SNAPSHOT OF THE LAST 30 YEARS IN THE GLENELG HOPKINS REGION

Annual rainfall has been relatively stable. Dry years have occurred 13 times and wet years seven times.

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2018 WAS AUSTRALIA’S THIRD-WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD

BOM’s Annual 2018 Climate report Australia’s third-warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 1.14 °C above average Summary: Both mean annual maximum and minimum temperatures above average for all States and the Northern Territory Annual national mean maximum temperature second-warmest on record (1.55 °C above average) Widespread warmth persistent throughout the year; January, February, […]

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WATER TRADING CHANGES TO POTENTIALLY DELIVER $54 MILLION VALUE TO THE REGION

New changes that encourage local farmers to use or trade their groundwater allocation will have an enormous impact on the productivity of the Great South Coast region. Currently, groundwater licences are fully allocated in the region; however, even in the driest of years recently, only about 40 per cent of that allocation has actually been […]

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