Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche III: Phase One
The project involves the construction and augmentation of multiple irrigation schemes in Tasmania.
Irrigation schemes covered by the project include:
- Don Irrigation Scheme
- Sassafras Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme
- Fingal Irrigation Scheme
- Northern Midlands Irrigation Scheme
- Tamar Irrigation Scheme
The project will support inter-connectivity, enhancement and modernisation of irrigation schemes, with the potential to enhance economic development by the movement of water to its highest economic use.
The Australian Government is providing $100 million towards these projects. The projects will be jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian governments with at least a matched co-contribution from the Tasmanian Government and other partners.
Australian Government funding will be provided through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.
Construction is expected to commence on the first Tranche III project in mid 2021.