Northern Midlands Irrigation Scheme


Estimated Cost:

Irrigation in the Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche III: Phase One
Estimated cost
$146.9 million

The project will harvest more than 25 gigalitres of water annually from the Poatina Power Station and will construct three pump stations, three balance tanks and over 157 kilometres of underground pipeline network.

The piping network will provide water to scheme participants in the Campbell Town, Poatina, Lower Macquarie and the Isis River regions over a 180-day summer irrigation season.

Who's involved

The Australian Government and Tasmanian Government are jointly funding the project with the Australian Government providing $25 million. Findings of the detailed business case process will inform the final cost of the project.

The Australian Government has committed an additional $100 million towards the Pipeline to Prosperity Tranche 3 Phase 1 in Tasmania, which includes:

Australian Government Funding source

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

Project status

Planning is underway. Final delivery timeframes will be informed by the Detailed Business Case. Construction is currently expected to commence in mid to late 2023 and to be completed in late 2024.