Don Irrigation Scheme


Estimated Cost:

Irrigation in the Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche III: Phase One
Estimated cost
$54.4 million

The project will construct two separate pump stations and distribution networks to deliver over 4,700ML of high surety water annually to scheme participants through the regions of Don and Barrington.

This project will provide high surety water to scheme participants over a 180-day summer irrigation season with capacity for supply during the winter months.

Who's involved

The $54.4 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($26.3 million), the Tasmanian Government ($14.7 million) and other partners ($13.4 million).

Australian Government Funding source

Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund. 

Project status

Construction is expected to commence in mid 2022 and to be completed in late 2023.