Kalamia Members Notice – Drought Declaration Lifted

Kalamia Members Notice – Drought Declaration Lifted

Dear member

You may have read/heard in the media that yesterday Agricultural Industry Development Minister, Mark Furner, revoked a number of shire drought declarations, of which Burdekin Shire was one. This was based on recommendations put forward by local drought committees. This will have a direct financial impact on members who have taken advantage of Ergon Energy’s Drought Relief Assistance which will now no longer be available. Accordingly growers will now need to reassess the most appropriate tariff that meets their current farming practices. Links to current Agricultural and Small Business Tariffs follow:




Members who decide to make a tariff change, please call Ergon Energy on 13 10 46 (7am – 6.30pm, Mon – Fri). The following prompts will need to be provided.

  • Option 1
  • Quote Ergon Energy account number
  • Advise user type as “business”
  • Option 6
  • Option 1
  • Ergon staff member then will assist with your requirements

Steve Attard of AgriTech Solutions offers an advisory/consultancy service to assist growers in determining the most suitable tariff based on current farming operations. Aspects AgriTech take into consideration include:

Tariffs Current and Proposed

  • How this may impact on your business
  • Pump and pumping costs
  • Basics of minimising energy losses
  • Irrigation management
  • How irrigation management impacts upon energy cost

If anyone is interested in discussing their current power situation with Steve, he may be contacted on mobile 0418 155 844.

If members require any assistance, as always please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Les Elphinstone

Manager / Company Secretary

Kalamia Cane Growers Organisation Ltd

Kalagro Ltd

140 Young Street Ayr Qld 4807

PO Box 597 Ayr Qld 4807

Tel:  07 4783 1312 

Mob: 0447 128 312

Email: [email protected]

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