Last chance for AZRI horticultural land lease opportunity

Only a few days remain before expressions of interest close for innovative and creative development of a horticultural enterprise at AZRI (Arid Zone Research Institute).

Soils, geology and hydrogeological characteristics of the land are very favourable. Soil depth is greater than two metres, the slope is 1%, and well-drained and permeable soils indicate very good horticultural potential.

The land includes access to recycled water and is suitable for table grapes, dates, melons, vegetables, herbs, native bush foods, stone fruit, citrus, pomegranates and nuts. In Central Australia, the gross value of production of these commodities is around $15 million.

Any prospective horticultural enterprise may involve a share farming agreement, a joint venture agreement, or appropriate lease arrangements.

The successful enterprise will use recycled water through the ‘Water Reuse in the Alice’ project which uses a combination of water treatment and storage initiatives to recycle wastewater.

For more information, go to www.dpir.nt.gov.au/azri-lease or email landrelease.dpir@nt.gov.au.

Expressions of interest close at 4 pm ACST on 23 March 2016.

A basin supplies recycled water to AZRI