The Northern Territory Water Controller has granted a licence to a cattle station that could see the eventual extraction of 40,000 megalitres of groundwater per year.
- The owners of Singleton Station plan to develop a “nationally significant” horticultural project
- The NT Water Controller says the company will need to meet various conditions
- Traditional owners are considering challenging the decision
Fortune Agribusiness wants to develop a $150 million “nationally significant” horticultural project on Singleton Station – 380 kilometres north of Alice Springs – in which up to 3,500 hectares of land would be irrigated to grow onions, rockmelons, citrus, grapes and other crops.
While Fortune’s water application was being…