New Kakadu plum plantation in Broome
Written on the 6 December 2016
A major plantation of Kakadu plum trees, also known as gubinge, is set to be established on the outskirts of Broome thanks to a unique land deal between the WA Government and a local Aboriginal corporation.
More than 600 hectares of State Government land, will be leased at no cost to the Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) to establish a native fruit tree orchard.
Water Minister Mia Davies said this was the first lease of its kind to be signed by the Water Corporation.
If all goes to plan, about 10,000 fruit trees, mostly gubinge, will be planted on the site by early 2018.
The WA Government said the land would be leased to MAC at no cost for the first several years, and the agreement will be revisited once the operation becomes commercially viable.
Source: ABC Rural
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