Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme

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Scottsdale worker walking along spillway
Location
TAS
Estimated cost
$57.3 million

The project delivered a new dam and a water distribution network with 92km 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused delays to the instillation and operation of the mini hydro power station. This work will be completed as soon as practicable.

Who's involved

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 Infrastructure Development Fund.

Project status

Construction was completed in late 2020.