“Aspen” is a small-scale irrigation cropping enterprise situated 12 kms south of St George in south-west Queensland. The property comprises 406 hectares of which 330 hectares is developed to irrigation with the balance area being support land as well as land under water storage. The property also accesses regulated water from Beardmore Dam.
‘Aspen’ is part of the highly productive St George Irrigation Area (STGIA) which is fed by water from Beardmore Dam.
‘Aspen’ was developed in the 1970s after the construction of Beardmore Dam and the associated water distribution network. The relatively large water allocation has encouraged development of the whole of ‘Aspen’ for irrigation.