Berri Barmera Council

The economic base of the Berri Barmera Community is reliant on the Murray River and irrigation for high volume wine production. The climate and natural environment allow for large scale solar production and tourism opportunities.

The Council area has a significant solar energy load drawing on the plentiful Riverland sun and is ideal for solar energy photovoltaic systems on a significant scale. A planning application to establish an AUD$400 million solar energy facility is being processed.

Accolade Wines production facility is the largest winery in Australia processing 330,000 tonnes of wine grapes per annum.