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Newsletter – August 2020

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 [...]

Newsletter – August 20202020-08-20T05:25:58+00:00

Nathan Baronio – Eastern Colour

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 [...]

Nathan Baronio – Eastern Colour2020-07-09T09:14:54+00:00

Ray & Connie Taylor – Taylor Family Produce

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 [...]

Ray & Connie Taylor – Taylor Family Produce2020-06-24T21:49:40+00:00

Dino Rizzato – Moonlight Orchard

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) [...]

Dino Rizzato – Moonlight Orchard2020-06-24T05:39:35+00:00

Tenders about to open for $52 million Granite Belt Irrigation Project

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 [...]

Tenders about to open for $52 million Granite Belt Irrigation Project2020-06-23T09:24:00+00:00

Granite Belt Irrigation Project welcomes announcement of $6 million advance of funds

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 [...]

Granite Belt Irrigation Project welcomes announcement of $6 million advance of funds2020-06-23T09:23:33+00:00

Granite Belt Water Project Update

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 [...]

Granite Belt Water Project Update2020-06-23T09:23:01+00:00