Canowindra Dam Project
A proposed 700 gigalitre dam could have many benefits for the town of Canowindra, including creating hundreds of jobs in the construction phase, a more secure town water supply and major recreational components with obvious perks like tourism.
Michael Payten, Chairman of the Belabula Land Holders Association, also stressed the value of irrigated agriculture to the district. “We are big proponents of the dam and want it to go ahead.”
“However, the dam isn’t only about irrigation and it would provide unprecedented water security for the Central West and a dam at Cranky Rock so low in the catchment would mitigate much of the destruction caused by flooding.”
The State Government began looking in the Lachlan Valley for the best potential dam site in 2014 and came up with 16 potential sites across the Greater Lachlan catchment. The two sites are Cranky Rock 1 and Cranky Rock 2, located about 15km east of Canowindra on the Belabula River.
“We have written to the local members and to the new Minister for Water Nile Blair asking for a commencement date,” Michael said. “I would urge the State Government to commence the study to give those landholders directly impacted by the dam site some certainty. It’s unfair to leave people in a position where they are not sure about the future of their land.”
The construction timeframe will be more evident when the Government finishes their comprehensive site study looking into the geological, environmental, social and financial impacts of the proposed dam.
Secure Your Water Supply
Watermin Drillers are experts in constructing waterbores. A waterbore is the most efficient method of securing your water supply.
Despite occupying 5.6 per cent of the world’s landmass, Australia receives little more than one per cent of the world’s available freshwater resources.
To secure water for your needs, a waterbore constructed by Watermin Drillers is an efficient way to protect your home, gardens and livestock from the variations of the Australian climate.
Watermin can assist with the siting of your water bore, and have teams of experienced drillers on modern drilling rigs available to service your needs.
Call Watermin Drillers on 02 6362 3366 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how they can help you.
Farm Succession is all about Planning
Succession planning is going to have different meanings to all people, and is often met with much trepidation. There are usually a number of fears, expectations and personalities that must be delicately handled and equally respected. Unfortunately the mere mention of Succession sends many of us scrambling for cover, and we lose sight of what we are really hoping to achieve. Most of us on the land want to leave the place in a more sustainable state than when we arrived – productive and profitable, with the ability to keep on providing for our children and their children.
A planned approach to growth, profitability and asset management is fundamental in realising the needs of all parties, and at YBM we strongly believe that this process should begin early. The initial objective must be to get the business right, with a profitable business being of much greater value to everyone involved. The ‘Business Dynamics’ team at YBM is dedicated to consulting in the areas of business growth and succession, and boasts an outstanding range of experience in all areas of agriculture as well as business accounting and finance. Our extensive knowledge and hands-on experience within the agricultural sector differentiates us from traditional accounting firms.
For more information on how Yates Baker McLean can assist you in planning, call 63 668 049.