Napier Downs Irrigation Project

Closed 3 Jul 2023

Opened 26 Jun 2023


Napier Corporation Pty Ltd (the proponent) is proposing to develop a pivot irrigation project to supply fodder crops for pastoral use. The proposal is situated within Napier Downs Pastoral lease (LPL N049855), located in the West Kimberley region, 240 km east northeast of Broome, Western Australia.  

The purpose of the proposal is the pivots will grow cattle fodder crops (Rhodes grass) for pastoral purposes use on Napier Downs Station, Mount-House Station and other Napier Corporation managed properties, to support sustainable pasture and soil management, particularly during dry conditions, and more effective cattle production.  

The development envelope for the proposal is located within Scrubby Paddock, towards the southwestern corner of the station. The development envelope is 586.5 ha with a maximum of 200 ha to be cleared to allow for the 4 pivots (approximately 160 ha) plus associated infrastructure (up to 40 ha).  

Napier Downs Irrigation Project is expected to be ongoing with no specified maximum life.

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

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