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We are pumping our wealth
into the ocean
270hectares
seeking a combined
2million cubic metres
of water is on the current
Council waiting list
LACK OF WATER IS CONS...
1
MM3
5
MM3
2
MM3
5million cubic metres
of waste water is pumped into
our bay every year
South Australia
Virginia: 12,000 ha, 350
irrigators
Victoria
Carrum Downs: 3,000 ha
Queensland
Stanthorpe
Warwick
California
Montery – 4800ha mixed veg
Santa Cruz – 2000ha mixed veg
Sonoma – 2500ha grapes, veg
Modesto – nuts, citrus, st...
270hectares
seeking a combined
2million cubic metres
of water is on the current
Council waiting list
LACK OF WATER IS CONS...
Lowvalueannual
Maize
Squash
Lowvaluepermanent
Citrus
Grapes
Highvalueannual
Veggies
Highvaluepermanent
Kiwifruit
Apples
Lo...
What is the value in converting low value non-irrigated crops to high
value permanent crops?
Area converted 1ha
Additional...
What about water quality?
Crop considerations
Irrigation method
National standards
Exporter/end-market requirements
What about cost?
Quality
Cost
There are numerous infrastructure options
I will discuss two
Option 1 – Pipes and Pump
circa $20mill
Option 2 – Pipes and Pump,
and a Wetland
circa $40mill
What about value?
Quality
Cost/Value
What will irrigators pay?
90c - $1.50 per m3
What if….
• A treatment and irrigation scheme was set up
• 250 hectares was involved
• Irrigators purchased water for $1.5...
Benefits
• Cleaner water in the bay
• More options for horticultural
land
• More wealth created
• More jobs created
• Impl...
If we get over the perception…
and growers demand it…
there is a massive commercial opportunity
Thanks to numerous contributors,
especially
Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa
Gisborne District Council
Murray Palmer
Jim Kel...
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2019 04 22 Gisborne Chamber of Commerce Treated Waste Water Presentation

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Presented at the Gisborne Chamber AGM May 30th 2019

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2019 04 22 Gisborne Chamber of Commerce Treated Waste Water Presentation

  1. 1. We are pumping our wealth into the ocean
  2. 2. 270hectares seeking a combined 2million cubic metres of water is on the current Council waiting list LACK OF WATER IS CONSTRAINING HORTICULTURE
  3. 3. 1 MM3 5 MM3 2 MM3 5million cubic metres of waste water is pumped into our bay every year
  4. 4. South Australia Virginia: 12,000 ha, 350 irrigators Victoria Carrum Downs: 3,000 ha Queensland Stanthorpe Warwick
  5. 5. California Montery – 4800ha mixed veg Santa Cruz – 2000ha mixed veg Sonoma – 2500ha grapes, veg Modesto – nuts, citrus, stone fruit Numerous others Florida 1,100 ha citrus
  6. 6. 270hectares seeking a combined 2million cubic metres of water is on the current Council waiting list LACK OF WATER IS CONSTRAINING BUSINESS
  7. 7. Lowvalueannual Maize Squash Lowvaluepermanent Citrus Grapes Highvalueannual Veggies Highvaluepermanent Kiwifruit Apples Lower value No irrigation Higher value Requires irrigation In demand
  8. 8. What is the value in converting low value non-irrigated crops to high value permanent crops? Area converted 1ha Additional Farm Profit $57,300 Additional Jobs 1 250ha $14.3M 250 500ha $28.7M 500
  9. 9. What about water quality? Crop considerations Irrigation method National standards Exporter/end-market requirements
  10. 10. What about cost? Quality Cost
  11. 11. There are numerous infrastructure options I will discuss two
  12. 12. Option 1 – Pipes and Pump circa $20mill
  13. 13. Option 2 – Pipes and Pump, and a Wetland circa $40mill
  14. 14. What about value? Quality Cost/Value What will irrigators pay? 90c - $1.50 per m3
  15. 15. What if…. • A treatment and irrigation scheme was set up • 250 hectares was involved • Irrigators purchased water for $1.50/m3 • They used on average 1,800m3 per hectare for a hot 90 day period each year Annual Revenue $675,000
  16. 16. Benefits • Cleaner water in the bay • More options for horticultural land • More wealth created • More jobs created • Implementation is possible Risks • Clearly water quality and contaminants is a risk • What to do with winter water? • Costs need to be clarified. • Public perception • Customer perception
  17. 17. If we get over the perception… and growers demand it… there is a massive commercial opportunity
  18. 18. Thanks to numerous contributors, especially Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa Gisborne District Council Murray Palmer Jim Kelly Thanks to report writers Rebecca Starr Murray Palmer Terry Sheldrake HUGE thanks for funding

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