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Peter Fogarty’s company Aqua Ferre, along with and farmers’ cooperative Harvey Water, have led the way for the Myalup-Wellington project. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Feds knock back WA irrigation projects

UPDATED: The federal government has declined to provide co-funding for two irrigation projects in Western Australia’s South West that were expected to trigger a total investment of $460 million and create 1,500 jobs, after an expert panel found the WA government did not fully address the assessment criteria. 

The state government had agreed to invest $56 million in the two projects, contingent on the federal government providing $180 million.

The larger of the two was the $380 million Myalup-Wellington project, which was led by private industry, notably Peter Fogarty’s company Aqua Ferre and farmers’ cooperative Harvey Water.

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