Optimistic outlook for One Basin CRC

21 July 2022


HydroTerra is proud to be one of the national consortia of 85 partners involved in the One Basin CRC. Having recently being granted $50m from the Commonwealth CRC program, as well as $106.5m cash and in-kind contributions from partners, the One Basin CRC and its partners have a busy six months ahead to complete the formal establishment phase and officially commence the CRC’s vital work.

On the short term “To Do” list is the establishment of four regional hubs, which are slated to deliver more than 75 per cent of the work program over the CRC’s ten-year term. The hubs will be located at Loxton (SA), Mildura (VIC), Griffith (NSW) and Goondiwindi (QLD), each with their own Regional Advisory Committee.

The One Basin CRC’s list of partners span end-user organisations, commercialisation partners and knowledge agencies. This collaboration represents the largest of its kind in the Murray-Darling Basin, demonstrating the widespread desire to get ahead of the challenges of a drier future and to work together collaboratively to meet those challenges.

Through its technology commercialisation services, research support services and marketing and partnerships activities, HydroTerra looks forward to contributing to the collaborative efforts of the CRC.

“It’s satisfying to be part of such an important opportunity developing and commercialising opportunities for Australia’s irrigated agriculture and rural water industries to be more productive, resilient and sustainable in a changing world,” said HydroTerra Managing Director Richard Campbell.

According to Interim CEO of the One Basin CRC, Professor Michael Stewardson, “there is a lot to do to establish the CRC so we can begin this important journey together, but we have a great team and are building off a truly inspirational collaboration that has achieved outstanding success with the bid.”