Green Light for Scheme
On the 31st March 2015 Light Regional Council resolved to proceed with the project. For details refer to the media statement issued by Council on 8th April 2015. Articles subsequently appeared in a number of newspapers including The Bunyip, The Leader, The Barossa Herald, The Advertiser, The Stock Journal and the Barossa Valley Leader.
Mr Brian Carr was quoted as saying it was an historic event for the entire region. Mr Warren Randall was quoted as saying If we are going to continue to be the seventh-largest wine producer in the world and the fourth largest wine exporter in the world, then wateris a critical resource for grape-growing and winemaking in the driest state, in the driest continent on Earth.
Mr Kieren Chappell, Light Regional Council’s Manager of engineering and assets attributed the birth of the project o the SA Government-built "Max Fatchen" Northern Expressway and has said We were left with a giant hole adjacent the Gawler River. The engineering heads got together and thought let’s use that to capture urban runoff he said. We've got a brilliant underground aquifer nearby at Kangaroo Flat. This project is seeking to do a trial of some bores to store water underground as well as above ground.