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About Us

Gascoyne Water Co-operative (GWC)

Irrigating the future

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).

Annual Reports

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.

Meet The Team

Domenico Condo - Member Director & Chair

Mr. Domenico Condo boasts an impressive history of leadership within the GWC organisation, horticulture industry, and the local community. Mr. Condo’s involvement traces back to the Steering Committee that lead to the incorporation of GWC in 2001. Mr. Domenico Condo served on the inaugural Board of Directors with his dedication spanning 15 years, including Chairing the organisation for 8 years.

Mr. Condo has been accumulating horticulture knowledge and experience since the early 1970s. His expertise extends to water trading and management schemes, shaped by his business endeavors in the Mildura district of Victoria. Notably, he steered a failing business to remarkable heights, transforming it into a successful producer of premium grapes, citrus, beans, carrots, melons, and other vegetables. This achievement culminated in him winning the inaugural Victorian New Business of the Year Award in 1994. Mr. Condo also developed a thriving business in Carnarvon, starting from scratch in 1995 and evolving it into a table grape production facility spanning four sites. Mr. Condo is also a dedicated contributor to the Carnarvon community, actively participating in various business and community Boards and Committees since his arrival.

Paul Shain - Member Director

Mr. Paul Shain was appointed to the Board of Directors at the 2021 Annual General Meeting. As a second-generation grower, Mr. Shain has 26 years’ experience in facing the challenges that confront the horticulture industry and is committed to steering the Gascoyne Water Cooperative towards sustainable growth. His personal involvement in growing an array of crops, including beans, capsicums, eggplant, tomatoes, chilies, and zucchinis, reflects his hands-on
experience and diverse expertise.

Mr. Shain’s multifaceted role in various committees and organisations within the horticulture sector shows his proactive approach and commitment to community collaboration. His roles as Chair of Vegetables WA and Chair of the Carnarvon Growers Association Committee underscore his broader contributions to the industry at a regional level.

Denis Durmanich - Member Director

Mr. Denis Durmanich, a second-generation grower in the Carnarvon Horticultural area, manages a diverse portfolio of businesses in the region, specialising in the cultivation of melon, capsicum, and zucchini. He is a valuable figure bringing leadership, expertise, and a dedication to fostering growth and sustainability within the region.

Mr. Durmanich has successfully completed a Co-operative Directors Course offered by the Australian Institute of Co-operative Directors, highlighting his dedication to acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge required to contribute to the governance and strategic direction of the Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd. As a Director and Chairman of Gascoyne Gold Pty Ltd, Mr. Durmanich oversees a vital entity that addresses the sorting, packing, and freight requirements of growers. Through this position, he plays a crucial role in supporting and enhancing the operational aspects of the local horticultural community.

Anthony Vrankovich - Member Director

Mr. Anthony Vrankovich is a second-generation farmer with an extensive background in the Carnarvon Horticultural District. His expertise in cultivating crops such as grapes, watermelon, and pumpkin reflect not only a deep understanding of horticulture but also a commitment to sustainable and diverse farming practices.

He was an integral part of the Carnarvon Irrigation Steering Committee and played a vital role in shaping the region’s irrigation landscape. His commitment to the community is exemplified by his role as a Director of GWAMCO since 2021, where he actively contributes to the co-operative’s mission of serving its members. Mr. Vrankovich’s dedication to the local community is further evident through his nine-year service on the Carnarvon Growers Association Committee. 

As a Founding Member and Director/Owner of Gascoyne Gold Pty Ltd for over two decades, Mr. Vrankovich has demonstrated remarkable leadership and business acumen. Beyond his professional achievements, Mr. Vrankovich is known for championing community issues. His active involvement in various committees and boards underscores his passion for fostering a thriving and collaborative community. With a track record marked by both longevity and impact, Mr. Anthony Vrankovich stands as a respected figure in Carnarvon’s horticultural landscape, embodying excellence in leadership, agriculture, and community advocacy.

Saxon Boston - Member Director

• 35 years hands on experience and knowledge of the Carnarvon Horticulture District.
• Currently employed as Horticulture Manager with Harvest Road.
• Owner of North West Solutions Pty Ltd – an earthmoving company focusing on underground power, water, and communications which won contracts with Water Corporation, Horizon Power, Telstra and GWC.
• Installed the Gascoyne Irrigation Pipeline Project.
• Managed GWC field operations for 3 years.
• Two terms as a Councillor of the Shire of Carnarvon.
• Experience working for ICI Pacific Seeds in Australia, Velcourt in the UK, and Leo Lithium on NW Africa.

Nicholas Cuthbert - Non-Member Director

Mr. Nic Cuthbert, Operations Manager at the Carnarvon Growers Association, was appointed to the GWC Board on the 14th March 2024. . Mr. Cuthbert offers a wealth of skills and expertise, including senior management experience, financial acumen, qualifications in human resources, and commercial experience within the Carnarvon Horticultural Area. Mr. Cuthbert also has a keen understanding of business planning, problem-solving capabilities, crisis
management skills, and currently occupies an influential role within the industry. Moreover, Mr. Cuthbert’s familiarity with GWC members adds an invaluable dimension to his candidacy, reflecting his comprehensive understanding of the Co-operative’s dynamics.

Ashleigh Barr - Company Secretary

Current Company Secretary for Gascoyne Water Co-operative is Ashleigh Barr

Gascoyne Water Co-operative Ltd  ABN 32 590 776 789  
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