Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme


Estimated Cost:

Aerial view of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme in South Australia, pondage in the upper left corner, buildings and infrastructure in the lower right corner
Estimated cost
$155.6 million

The project will deliver new water treatment facilities in the Northern Adelaide Plains, and will construct infrastructure to treat, store and distribute recycled irrigation water to local producers.

The project has already provided 6GL, and will provide another 6GL of recycled water for horticultural production, supporting expansion and intensification of investment in higher value agriculture in the Northern Adelaide Plains.

It will provide local growers with a climate-independent source of recycled water to help improve water security and build resilience to drought and the opportunity to expand agricultural production.

Who's involved

The $155.6 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($45.6 million) and other partners ($110 million).

Australian Government Funding source

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

Project status

SA Water is currently undertaking a review of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme, including engaging with stakeholders to assess current and forecast demand for water in the region and potential opportunities for the project.