Northern Midlands- EPBC Invitation for Public Comment


Northern Midlands Irrigation Scheme

(EPBC 2022/09295)

Tasmanian Irrigation is seeking approval to construct the Northern Midlands Irrigation Scheme (NMIS), which covers the regions of Cressy, Powranna, Barton, Conara, Epping Forest, the Lower Macquarie and Isis Rivers, Campbell Town, and Ross.

This notice of Publication of Preliminary Documentation is published pursuant to Section 95A (3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Tasmanian Irrigation is seeking to construct 154.8km of pipeline, 1 x pump station, 2 x boost pump stations, and 1 x buffer dam. The person intending to take the action is Jacob Gerke, Program Manager Tasmanian Irrigation. Construction of the NMIS was determined to be a controlled action under the EPBC Act with assessment by Preliminary Documentation. The controlling provision is ‘Listed threatened species and communities’ (sections 18 and 18A), protected under Part 3 of the EPBC Act.

Public comment is invited on the NMIS Preliminary Documentation.

The submission period opens on Monday 5 February 2024 and will close at 5pm on Monday 19 February 2024.

A copy of the Preliminary Documentation is available here

Hard copies of the Preliminary Documentation are available at Northern Midlands Council Chambers, Campbell Town Library, Longford Library, State Library of Tasmania (Hobart and Launceston), and the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

How to make a submission

You can make a submission directly by email or post. Your submission must reference the project number EPBC 2022/09295 and be lodged no later than 5pm on Monday 19 February 2024 (AEDT).


Post: Attention: Northern Midlands Irrigation Scheme, Tasmanian Irrigation, PO Box 84, Evandale, Tasmania 7212

If you need the information in alternative formats, or require translation, please contact

Jacob Gerke at Tasmanian Irrigation on or (03) 6398-8433.

Information on the assessment process under the EPBC Act is available from this website:

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