Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project

The Ord East Kimberley Expansion Project is being delivered through a partnership between the Western Australian and Commonwealth Governments, in collaboration with the Shire of Wydham East Kimberly, local Indigenous organisations, the private sector and the local community. The project aims to provide opportunities for growth and economic sustainability, and improve social, community and common-use infrastructure.

The two main elements of this project are:

Ord River Irrigation Expansion Project

A $322 million funding package, mainly through the Western Australian Government’s Royalties for Regions fund, to increase the irrigated agricultural land in the Ord from 14,000 to approximately 28,000ha.

East Kimberley Development Package

A $195 million funding package from the Commonwealth Government has delivered 29 social, community and common-use infrastructure initiatives in the region in the region. The project was completed in mid-2013.