Gascoyne Water (GWC) is an Irrigation Water Service Provider located in Carnarvon, Western Australia. The business has been operated by the local growers since it was transferred from Government ownership in 2001.
The ownership of the Distribution Assets was transferred in 2004. Gascoyne Water Co-operative supplies local growers with irrigation water and also distributes stock and garden water to lifestyle blocks in the community.
Water is extracted from borefields upstream (east) of the plantations. Water Corporation runs the borefield on the south of the river, while the co-op runs the one on the north.
Structurally we are made up of two private irrigator cooperatives: one to own and manage the infastructure assets (Gascoyne Water Asset Mutual Co-operative); and one to manage the irrigation business (Gascoyne Water Co-operative).
Over the last 12 months, GWC has demonstrated our stability and resilience, our ability to negotiate firmly with government, as well as our ability to retain and attract staff in one of the most challenging labour markets we have seen in recent years.
We end this year even stronger and better positioned to be able to deliver water in a sustainable and more cost-effective way to our members.
Mr Dom Condo was appointed to the position of Member Director at the co-operatives’ Annual General Meeting of Members held on Monday 16 November 2020. Mr Condo provided the following list of achievements as follows:
Mr Condo has service on many business and community Boards and Committees since arriving in Carnarvon such as:
Mr Paul (Pavao) Shain was elected by members at the 19th Annual General Meeting of Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd held 22 November 2021. Mr Shain has been a grower in the Gascoyne for 26 years. He believes he understands the many issues that the industry has to deal with and acknowledges water is the most important input to the horticultural industry. He offers to represent the Vietnamese growers who depend on the Gascoyne Water Co-operative and believes he can assist them in increasing their understanding of how their co-operative works.
Mr Denis Durmanich was appointed to the position of Member Director of GWC at the Annual General Meeting of Members held on 15th November 2022.
Mr Vrankovich was born in Carnarvon and is a second generation farmer. He is one of the founding members of Gascoyne Gold Pty Ltd approximately 20 years ago and is still a current co-owner/Director. Mr Vrankovich was a member of the Carnarvon Irrigation Steering Committee that lead to the formation of GWC and GWAMCO. He has also served 9 years on the CGA committee.
Mr. Nicholas Cuthbert was appointed to fill a casual vacancy on the GWC Board on the 22nd of December 2022.
Current Company Secretary for Gascoyne Water Co-operative is Denis Wade.