This Festival will feature the Food Regatta which will see locals and visitors launch (on dry land) and run around an obstacle course carrying their teams home built boat. The boats will feature Australian and local food packaging/crates/boxes/wrappers and combine irrigation products such as syphons usually used for watering crops.This quirky event is hoped will become an annual event for the newest town in NSW.
There will be food tasting stalls to promote and create awareness of the diversity of end products we buy off the supermarket shelves that may originate from grains or commodities grown locally...of course using irrigation and our precious water resourse.
Coleambally Irrigation is one of the most water efficient delivery systems in Australia and each year one average Coleambally Irrigation Farm sustainably feeds an amazing 4,516 people. Given there are 487 farm units in the Coleambally Irrigation Area it means that Coleambally irrigated farms sustainably feed 2,199,292people for the entire year, each year
they receive their water entitlement.
This equates to 487 towns approximately the size of Narrandera, Gilgandra, Coolamon, Cobar or Oberon in NSW; Cobram, Lakes Entrance or Kyabram in Victoria; Naracoorte, Millicent, Roxby Downs or Renmark in South Australia.
240 towns the size of Moree, Parkes, Musswellbrook, Bateman’s Bay or
Bowral in NSW; Portland, Swan Hill, Colac or Warragul in Victoria; Mount Barker,
Port Lincoln, Murray Bridge or Victor Harbor in South Australia.
120 cities the size of Broken Hill, Armidale, Goulburn or Nowra in NSW; Traralgon or Sunbury in Victoria; Mount Gambier or Whyalla in South Australia.
60 cities the size of Albury, Wagga Wagga or Tweed Heads in NSW; Shepparton-Mooropna in Victoria. 20 cities the size of Geelong, 10 cities the size of Wollongong, 8
cities the size of Newcastle or 2 cities the size of Adelaide or Perth.
(PRODUCTIVITY OF AN AVERAGE COLEAMBALLY IRRIGATED
FARM and the COLEAMBALLY IRRIGATION AREA AS A WHOLE by Terry Ingles)