Cressy Longford Irrigation Scheme

Cressy Longford Irrigation Scheme is operated by Cressy Longford Irrigation Scheme Limited.

The Cressy Longford Irrigation Scheme was developed in the early 1970s to deliver high-surety irrigation water to the central north areas of Cressy, Longford, Toiberry, Bishopsbourne and Carrick. An area of approximately 10,000 hectares in the Macquarie sub-catchment benefits from water sourced from Hydro Tasmanias Poatina tailrace canal.

The regions principal primary production focus is vegetables, poppies, grass seed, livestock finishing, dairy and grains. The Scheme is operated by Cressy Longford Irrigation Scheme Limited, administered by a locally appointed Board and managed by a Cressy-based team.

Towns / area serviced

Cressy, Longford, Toiberry, Bishopsbourne and Carrick

Principal primary production focus of scheme

Vegetables, poppies, berries, cereals, grains, livestock finishing and dairy

Length of irrigation seas

day summer delivery


KMs of Channel




Pump Station


Power Stations

Operations commenced 1971
Capacity 20,000 ML
Cost Unknown
Number of irrigators 60
Forecast opening October
Forecast closing March
Daily flow rate 200 ML / day
Percentage of entitlements sold 100%
ML available to buy 0 ML


Scheme Fact Sheet


Please contact our friendly team for more information about the Cressy Longford Irrigation Scheme:

Tim Gray
Scheme Operator