Check out our new video on the Loxton Research Centre.
This 6 minute video was created to celebrate the Loxton Research Centre redevelopment, which was officially opened on Friday 3 February 2017 by South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill.
The $7.5 million redevelopment of the Loxton Research Centre was funded in 2013 through the $265 million Australian Government-funded South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS).
The redeveloped centre is building on a proud 57 year legacy of ground-breaking research and extension – with a renewed focus on driving innovation through industry collaboration and partnerships.
The Loxton Research Centre was first established in 1960 on the edge of Loxton, in South Australia’s Riverland.
It was set up to house the then Department of Agriculture’s research, extension and biosecurity services for the region.
Over the past 56 years, significant research and extension outcomes in citrus, viticulture, stonefruit, vegetables, as well as a wide range of plant and soil sciences have occurred.
Today, the Loxton Research Centre is home to a number of private and government tenants, including Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), the Almond Board of Australia, Biological Services, Riverland Wine, Growsmart Training, Wisdom Data and Mapping and Rural Directions.
As part of the redevelopment, the vision for the centre is to create more opportunities to bring together industry, research, education and government to drive sustainable innovation for the benefit of regional, national and global agricultural communities.
The expanded facility is now set to become a revitalised regional location for national and international research and events, attracting delegations, businesses and their investment into the region.
You can also find out more about the history of Loxton Research Centre ()