Australian Government funding has been cancelled
The Australian Government is committed to responsible investment in water infrastructure, based on scientific evidence and business cases that stack up economically and environmentally.
The Australian Government is no longer proceeding with construction of the Fingal Irrigation Scheme. The completed detailed business case and water sales process did not identify sufficient customer demand to proceed with construction.
The $35 million previously committed to this project has been reallocated from this project, in consultation with the Tasmanian Government. This funding will continue to support the delivery of other priority water infrastructure projects in Tasmania.
- Learn more about other irrigation schemes being delivered in Tasmania through the National Water Grid Fund.
- Learn more about the National Water Grid Fund as our primary program for responsible investment in water projects.
- Find out about our Science Program and how it’s helping to inform the work of the National Water Grid Authority.