On 20 April 2016 the Renmark Irrigation Trust became the first irrigation body in Australia to enter a partnership with the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder to return water to parts of the environment that have suffered long term degradation due to past irrigation practices.
In the 4 years up to June 2021 the Trust has delivered over 1.3 GL to eight sites, inundating 90 hectares.
The regeneration of sections of floodplains also involves partnerships with Nature Foundation South Australia, the Renmark Paringa Council, the Renmark Paringa Landcare and local landholders.
“… the RIT is the first irrigation settlement in Australia, one of the first to be completely piped, and the first trust to partner with the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder to deliver environmental water, they have long demonstrated the innovation and courage required to be world’s best”
SA Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone