Background to Barossa Infrastructure Ltd (BIL)
Barossa Infrastructure Ltd (BIL) is an unlisted public company which supplies 5,000 to 7,000 Megalitres per annum of supplementary irrigation water to viticulture in the Barossa Valley.
SA Water provides the connection to the Warren Reservoir, supplemented with water supplied via the Mannum Adelaide Pipeline and Warren Transfer Main, from the River Murray.
SA Water is provided with irrigation water rights sourced from the River Murray for the amount of water supplied to Barossa Infrastructure.
This water comes from Water Access Entitlements either purchased or in the form of long term leases and annual Water Allocations purchased on the market.
Barossa Infrastructure Ltd (BIL)
BIL’s customers are the shareholders in proportion to their contracted volume. The scheme cost in 2000 was approximately $30 million, funded about 1/3 by shares and 2/3 by a long term bank loan. Current debt is about $8.5 million.
In addition to usage charges customers pay an annual infrastructure levy.
There was no Government funding although considerable assistance was provided in negotiation of the necessary permits for the scheme.
Applications are invited for the position of Assistant to the General Manager
Barossa Infrastructure (BIL) is seeking a person who will carry out a wide range of duties concerned with the operation, maintenance and documentation of the BIL pipelines, pumping stations and customer connections.
We are seeking a person who is keen to learn and who has relevant technical skills that have either been learnt ‘on the job’ or through more formal education. The person will work both in the office and out in the field getting their hands (and sometimes their feet) dirty ensuring the best quality service is provided to our customers. The position may be part time if desired by the successful applicant.
Preferably the person will have some experience relevant to the viticulture industry in the Barossa.
Applications in writing, giving a brief statement on your education and experience should be emailed to the General Manager - Barossa Infrastructure Ltd (email@example.com) before 4 pm on Thursday 27 March 2014.
Short listed applicants will be interviewed and should be able to produce the names of three referees.
Full details are on the BIL web site, where information is also available about the Company:-
The Job Specification can be found here (word)
PDF version of Job Specification
REGISTRATION OF INTEREST IN SCHEME EXPANSION
Barossa Infrastructure (BIL) has an opportunity to expand the scheme in the next 2 years. There is a considerable cost and before proceeding BIL would like to confirm interest in the expansion.
BIL has sent out confirmation of registration letter and required a deposit of $500 per Megalitre to be paid by 6 September.
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