Mora Park Pivot and Rice Paddock Irrigation Development

Mora Park Pivot and Rice Paddock Irrigation Development Mora Park Pivot and Rice Paddock Irrigation Development Mora Park Pivot and Rice Paddock Irrigation Development
  • Mora Park Pivot and Rice Paddock Irrigation Development
  • $0.4M
  • 2008
  • Mora Park, 251 hectares, was a typically low production farm from the Riverina region, Deniliquin, with mixed soils; heavy clay on the surface, and a sandy subsoil. The only water supply to this farm is from one MIL wheel. Poorly developed over the last 30 years, Mora Park was purchased by a group of private investors in 2006. The project involved developing the farm with state-of-the-art water efficient infrastructures with limited capital investment. A survey and farm plan were drawn up for the installation of a 425m radius towable Centre Pivot (2 x 56 hectare plots), fed by an underground pipeline through the sandy subsoil, and 40 hectares of laser level flood bays suitable to grow winter cereal crops, or a rice crop, in the clay topsoil. A 125 ML dam was constructed to ensure a minimum of 1 ML/ha could be irrigated to complement natural rain fall.