Map of Tasmania
Distribution improvements
east and west Tamar regions
Estimated cost
business case findings to inform cost
Project status
in planning

The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($12.5 million) and the Tasmanian Government. Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.

Close up of vines in a vineyard in the Tamar Valley region of Tasmania. The area is renown for its wine production due to the high quality of the soil.

The project will support production of high value crops such as grapes.

Project overview

This project will support the delivery of high reliability irrigation water to the Tamar region. The increase in available water will improve the region’s capability to produce high value crops such as berries and wine grapes. The water will support farmers to secure their existing production and diversify their work.

Findings of the detailed business case process will inform the final scope and cost of the project.

This project is part of the Tasmanian Pipeline to Prosperity Tranche 3 Phase 1 projects which also includes:

Planning for the Tamar Irrigation Scheme project is underway. Final delivery timeframes will be informed by the Detailed Business Case.

Key project benefits

Local community
Water security

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