Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche 3: Fingal Irrigation Scheme
The project will deliver infrastructure that allows water to be sourced from the South Esk River and pumped via at least 2km of dual supply line to be stored in a 14GL capacity dam during the winter period.
During the 150-day summer irrigation period the scheme will release in excess of 12GL of high surety irrigation water back into the South Esk River via the same supply line for riparian delivery to scheme participants.
The Australian Government and Tasmanian Government are jointly funding the project with the Australian Government providing $35 million. Findings of the Detailed Business Case process will inform the final cost of the project.
Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
Planning is underway. Delivery timeframes including completion of construction will be informed by the Detailed Business Case.