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The cotton industry has its eye on developing a gin 10km from the centre of Katherine | Katherine Times



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A cotton gin could be developed just 10 kilometres from the centre of Katherine amid a burgeoning industry claiming it will boost and diversify the economy and bring about jobs. Following the first commercial dryland cotton trials in 2019 at Edith Springs Station, just 50km outside of Katherine, the industry is expanding, but it says a gin in the Northern Territory is imperative for progression. Whispers of a gin in the region have long floated about – and has some residents of Katherine concerned the acceleration of the industry will threaten water and biodiversity. Despite remaining relatively quiet on any proposed locations,…

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