Newsletter Welcome from Dan Hunt Chairman WELCOME to the first monthly e-newsletter from the Granite Belt Irrigation Project. After over a decade of planning, the Granite Belt Irrigation Project is close to becoming a reality. It is a genuine privilege to be involved in a project that so many people have worked on for so [...]
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The Family Business Nathan Baronio from Eastern Colour works the farm his parents started 45 years ago. They have farmed in Stanthorpe all their lives. Their initial focus was mainly in vegetables, including broccoli and capsicums which were their main lines for a long time, with apples always produced alongside. Nathan said that in [...]
The Family The Taylor family have a big investment in this project - about $1.5M - so they are committed to it for the long term. Like many family operations, they have an eye on the next generation. Ray and Connie have two sons, aged 17 and 14. "While our eldest son will eventually come back [...]
The Family BusinessMoonlight Orchard is a Rizzato family business established in 1954. Their Moonlight Orchard business is apples - Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Kanzi, Rockit, Kalei and other varieties. Dino Rizzato is at the helm, alongside his wife Nella, who manages the packing shed. Sons Daniel (31) and Rodney (29) [...]
MEDIA STATEMENT: 30 April 2020 Civil contractors have been given a shot of good news with confirmation one of Queensland’s first new dams in a decade will be releasing construction tenders from the middle of this year. The Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of [...]
MEDIA STATEMENT: 20 February 2020 GRANITE Belt Water has today welcomed Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk’s announcement of the release of $6 million in funds to progress work towards delivery of the Emu Swamp Dam and pipeline project near Stanthorpe. The funding, which is an advance drawn from the $13.6 million already committed by the Queensland [...]
Is the project on track? The project is working with the Queensland Government to deliver the project. Negotiations to access funding committed by the Australian and Queensland Governments are ongoing and; include regular fortnightly meetings between the project and the government funders. There are a number of activities that are required to be undertaken [...]