Management transition marks new era for Theodore irrigation
Posted on November 13th, 2018
The Theodore irrigation scheme has once again created history following today’s landmark transition to local ownership and management.
The scheme first wrote itself into the history books as the oldest irrigation undertaking in Queensland with construction commencing in 1924 and the first of the region’s irrigation farms opening in 1926 near the purpose-built township of Theodore.
Today marks the start of a new chapter, with local not-for-profit company Theodore Water assuming ownership and management of the channel distribution infrastructure from the State Government-owned entity SunWater.
The transition will give the region’s irrigators a greater say in scheme operations, asset renewal and refurbishment plans; increase their influence over the distribution price of irrigation water; and deliver improvements in reporting, transparency and accountability.
Media Release – Management transition marks new era for Theodore