Tranche Three - Inter-connectivity, Enhancement and New Irrigation Schemes

Tasmanian Irrigation has conducted a study of existing scheme infrastructure across Tasmania to explore potential inter-connectivity, enhancement and modernisation of irrigation schemes. The project has also explored development of potential new schemes that may enhance economic development by the movement of water to its highest economic use.

Tranche Three builds on Tasmanian Irrigation’s (TI) successful delivery of Tranche One (10 schemes 2010 – 2015) in its entirety and its ongoing commitment to deliver Tranche Two (5 schemes 2016 – 2019).  TI has now completed two of the Tranche Two schemes. There are three in construction with two due for completion before the end of 2018.

In May 2016 after extensive investigation and consultation TI identified eight concepts which will enhance the productive capacity of Tasmania and which it believes warrant further investigation. Tranche Three is now made up of ten projects and all warrant further investigation to take through to business case. TI has completed an Expression of Interest (EOI) process with the proposed new schemes. The landowner submitted EOI’s have been assessed and have formed the basis of concept designs.

TI will now undertake land capability mapping and enterprise mix and margin surveys. This work will be commenced in August. TI is also currently working on a Tranche Three business case which will form the basis of a funding application to the Australian Government. It is expected that this business case will be presented to Infrastructure Tasmania late September 2018.

Tranche Three Projects:

• Detention

• Don

• Fingal (includes St Pauls)

• Flowerdale

• Harcus

• Northern Midlands (formerly known as Macquarie Cressy and includes the CLIS enhancement)

• Sassafras Wesley Vale enhancement

• SEIS Integration

• Southern Midlands

• Tamar (includes Pipers)

TI encourages comment from the Community in regard to Tranche Three. Feedback can be provided by phoning 6398 8433, by email to or by writing to Tasmanian Irrigation, PO Box 84, Evandale, Tasmania, 7212.

Updated May 2018