Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme
The project delivered a new dam and a water distribution network with 92 km of pipelines.
The project has built resilience to drought for northern Tasmanian producers and is supporting more higher-value irrigation agriculture and dairy. It has the potential to increase irrigation by an additional 13,000 hectares.
The $57.3 million project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($25.3 million) and the Tasmanian Government and state partners ($32 million).
Australian Government Funding source
Australian Government funding was provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
Construction was completed in November 2020.