The Feasibility Study
2000 the Mt Marshall LCDC appointed GHD Pty Ltd to undertake the Feasibility
Study that was borned out of the Supplementary
At an early
stage of the Feasibility Study, 55 monitoring bores were drilled and
logged to provide calibration and baseline data for engineering design
and for ongoing monitoring of the effect of land management practices.
Originally budgeted as simple monitoring bores, Project Management determined
that it was essential that the higher Department of Agriculture specification
for bore installation be adopted so that the data would be more universally
acknowledged. The higher standard bores would then be accepted as part
of the wider network of groundwater bores recognised by the Department
of Agriculture and other agencies nationally. Understandably, upgrading
the standard of the bores resulted in an over-run in establishment costs.
Grains Research and Development Corporation invested $25,000 in
the Feasibility Study enabling the surveying and Monitoring of 119 Bores
and the management of information collected including the setting up
of this website.
(GHD document number 27049, dated July 2001)
3. Phase 1 Groundwater Modelling Assessment of the Beacon River Catchment
(GHD document number 29000, dated July 2001)
4. Groundwater Analyses Undertaken in Support of the Cost-Benefit-Analysis
(GHD document number 2940, dated November 2001)