The Gascoyne Food Bowl Initiative (GFBI) was established in 2012 with an aim to significantly increase horticultural production in the Carnarvon area through the provision of new land and water resources for irrigation expansion. This initiative is funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) as the lead agency.
DPIRD is developing land and water infrastructure for an economically robust expanded horticultural precinct and sustainable soil, water and catchment management practices for the Carnarvon horticultural district. The GFBI will release approximately 400 hectare of land to market, with an additional 4GL water to support the expansion of the Carnarvon horticultural industry. This project will contribute to the economic diversity and growth of the Gascoyne region by increasing the value of agricultural production. The project will lead to increased food security for Western Australians and the opportunity to grow domestic markets and develop export market opportunities.
For more information visit DPIRD’s Gascoyne Food Bowl Initiative page.