Report identifies agricultural opportunities in the Murraylands
Published: 5th July 2012
RDA Murraylands and Riverland (South Australia) has welcomed the release of the Mid Murray to Coorong Corridor Report.
RDA Murraylands and Riverland Executive Officer Brenton Lewis told the Murray Valley Standard that the report provided an overview of the region to assist landholders and future investors and help government and local councils plan for the future.
“It is a resource to create a picture of where opportunities may exist for development,” Mr Lewis told the Murray Valley Standard.
“What we have found is what land is most suitable to particular agricultural pursuits. There is a range of suitable crops most people may not have considered, from fruit tree crops to cherries – cherries grow well here believe it or not.”
Agriculture and Associated Industry Potential – Mid-Murray to Coorong Corridor Report splits a portion of the Murraylands region into three zones comprising of about 1600 square kilometres within close proximity of Murray Bridge and represents 5.9 per cent of the Murraylands.
Using maps and data collected from various agencies, the report details the potential crop and intensive animal zones that will encourage future investment and guide planning decisions. Climatic conditions, land and water resources, and supporting infrastructure in the corridor are also documented in the report.
The report was conducted by the South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regions, and RDA Murraylands and Riverland.