Expressions of Interest open for AZRI horticultural development

Horticultural land is being offered for lease at the Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) in Alice Springs—and it comes with an abundant supply of clean, recycled water.

The 30 hectares of horticultural land sources water from a leading-edge water recycling project, called the ‘Water Reuse in the Alice’ project, a collaboration between Power and Water and the CSIRO. This project uses a combination of water treatment and storage initiatives to recycle wastewater for AZRI horticulture irrigation purposes. It is an innovative system and Alice Springs is currently the only place in Australia with this type of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) scheme.

The water source meets strict quality guidelines set by the Northern Territory Department of Health and is safe for use with crops.

Find out more about the opportunity to lease 30 hectares of horticultural land at AZRI and the safe recycled water that comes with it. For a copy of the EOI documents, register online or email

Expressions of interest close at 4:00 pm ACST on 23 March 2017.

Last updated: 15 February 2017

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