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.
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:
- Don Irrigation Scheme
- Sassafras Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme Augmentation
- Northern Midlands Irrigation Scheme.
Planning for the Tamar Irrigation Scheme project is underway. Final delivery timeframes will be informed by the Detailed Business Case.
Key project benefits
- Find out how we are working with Australian Government agencies to ensure First Nations support.
- Discover how our Science Program is putting science at the core of addressing Australia’s water supply and management challenges.