Future Irrigation Project - Inter-connectivity, Enhancement and New Ideas
Tasmanian Irrigation has conducted a study of scheme structure across Tasmania to explore potential inter- connectivity, enhancement and modernisation of existing irrigation schemes. The project also explored development of potential new schemes that may enhance economic development by the movement of water to its highest economic use.
The Tasmania Future Irrigation Project - builds on Tasmanian Irrigation’s (TI) successful delivery of Tranche 1 (10 schemes 2010 – 2015) in its entirety and its ongoing commitment to deliver Tranche 2 (5 schemes 2016 – 2018).
After extensive investigation and consultation TI has identified 8 concepts which will enhance the productive capacity of Tasmania and which it believes warrant further investigation.
Of the remaining 8 concepts:
• Two will provide interconnectivity to and between existing schemes, allowing water to be moved to areas of higher productive utilisation.
• One will enhance an existing schemes’ capacity by integrating existing infrastructure; and
• Five are new schemes where provision of water would change the land use and productive capacity of existing farming areas.