Agriculture Potential Report - Mid Murray to Coorong Corridor

RDA Murraylands and Riverland (South Australia) has welcomed the release of the Mid Murray to Coorong Corridor Report.

RDA Murraylands and Riverland Chief Executive Officer Brenton Lewis told the Murray Valley Standard that the report provided an overview of the region to assist landholders and future investors and help government and local councils plan for the future.

“It is a resource to create a picture of where opportunities may exist for development,” Mr Lewis told the Murray Valley Standard.

“What we have found is what land is most suitable to particular agricultural pursuits. There is a range of suitable crops most people may not have considered, from fruit tree crops to cherries - cherries grow well here believe it or not.”

The report Agriculture and Associated Industry Potential - Mid-Murray to Coorong Corridor Report splits a portion of the Murraylands the region into three zones comprising of about 1600 square kilometres within close proximity of Murray Bridge and represents 5.9 per cent of the Murraylands.

Using maps and data collected from various agencies, the report details the potential crop and intensive animal zones that might well encourage future investment and guide planning decisions. Climatic conditions, land and water resources, and supporting infrastructure in the corridor are also documented in the report.

The value of this report cannot be underestimated. It enables new and existing stakeholders in the region to find the best suitable land for their enterprises, such as identifying the most fertile land to be used for high value crop production. It will also assist local government to adequately plan for future land use and infrastructure requirements in the region

The report was conducted by the South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regions, and RDA Murraylands and Riverland.