Tamar Irrigation Scheme


Estimated Cost:

Irrigation in the Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche III: Phase One
Estimated cost
To be confirmed.

The project will deliver pipelines and pump stations to both the east and west Tamar regions.

This project will support the deliver of more than 11,000 megalitres of high reliability irrigation water.

To the west of the Tamar River, the scheme will provide water to users between Beauty Point and Carrick, including Rosevale, Legana, Exeter, Bridgenorth and Flowery Gully. To the east, the scheme will provide water to users in the Hillwood, Karoola, Pipers Brook and Weymouth areas.

Who's involved

The Australian Government and Tasmanian Government are jointly funding the project with the Australian Government providing $12.5 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 projects 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.