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Media Statement – Theodore irrigators vote ‘yes’ to local management arrangement


Theodore irrigators will transition to a local management arrangement (LMA) and become shareholders in Theodore Water Pty Ltd from 1 October 2018.

The move will see SunWater irrigation distribution assets in the Dawson Valley Water Supply Scheme transition to Theodore Water.

The agreement includes a $15.1 million separation payment from the Queensland Government to Theodore Water to help fund asset renewals and refurbishments and secure the irrigation scheme’s long-term viability.

SunWater chief executive officer Nicole Hollows said she looked forward to a positive working relationship with the new asset owners.

“SunWater is pleased to support Theodore Water as it transitions to a local management arrangement,” she said.

“Under the terms of the arrangement SunWater will continue to manage weirs on the Dawson River – including Theodore Weir – and enable Theodore Water to focus fully on achieving improved irrigation efficiencies.

“We look forward to working closely together in the future and achieving positive outcomes for local irrigators.”

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