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Corporate entry South Australian Irrigation and Drainage Commission (1923 - 1930)

State of South Australia

From
1923
To
1930
Functions
Agriculture, Public Utilities and Regulatory Body
Reference No
State Records of South Australia ID: GA415

Summary

In 1923 the Irrigation Commission was formed in response to low produce prices. Prior to this Irrigation had been the responsibility of the Irrigation and Reclamation Works Department (1910 - 1923) which was responsible to the Commissioner of Crown Lands. In 1926 the Irrigation Commission was renamed the Irrigation and Drainage Commission before being abolished in 1931. Its functions were split across the Department of Lands (1930 - 1992) and the Engineering and Water Supply Department (1929 - 1995).

Timeline

 1836 - 1917 South Australian Surveyor General's Office and the Survey and Crown Lands Department
 1910 - 1923 South Australian Irrigation and Reclamation Works Department
       1923 - 1930 South Australian Irrigation and Drainage Commission
              South Australian Engineering and Water Supply Department
             1930 - 1992 South Australian Department of Lands
                   1992 - 1993 South Australian Department of Environment and Land Management
                   1992 - 1997 South Australian Department for Primary Industries
                   1995 - South Australian Water Corporation
                         1993 - 1997 South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources [I]
                         1997 - 2011 Department for Primary Industries and Resources South Australia
                               1998 - 2000 South Australian Department for Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs
                                     1997 - 2011 Department for Primary Industries and Resources South Australia
                                     2000 - 2002 South Australian Department of Water Resources
                                     2000 - 2010 South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage
                                           2002 - 2010 South Australian Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation
                                           2002 - 2010 South Australian Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation
                                           2010 - 2012 South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources [II]
                                           2011 - Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA
                                                 2010 - 2012 South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources [II]
                                                 2010 - 2012 South Australian Department for Water
                                                       2012 - 2018 South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
                                                       2012 - 2018 South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
                                                             2018 - South Australian Department for Environment and Water

Published resources

Resources

Resource Sections

  • 'GA415 Irrigation Commission later Irrigation and Drainage Commission', in Agency Details, State Records of South Australia, State Records of South Australia. Details
  • 'European settlement: Soldier Settlement', in SA Memory, State Library of South Australia, 2010, https://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1328. Details

Elizabeth Daniels