Greater South East Irrigation Scheme
Tranche Three

The Greater South East Irrigation Scheme, previously known as the South East Integration Project, is a very exciting Tranche Three project designed to improve reliability and provide additional high-surety irrigation water to both existing and new irrigators.

The Greater South East Irrigation Scheme is being designed to secure a reliable water source, integrate the existing South East Stages One, Two and Three schemes, and service existing and additional demand around Gretna, Jordan River Valley, Kempton, Brighton, Richmond, Dulcot, Cambridge, Colebrook, Campania, Tea Tree, Orielton, Pawleena, Penna, Sorell, Forcett, Elderslie and Broadmarsh.

The existing schemes lack the capacity to cater for continued growth, and are further impacted by the ongoing availability issues and increased costs for current treated, non-potable water supply. The proposed scheme will increase reliability of supply and support significant growth to one of the driest areas in the State. Principal primary production focus is cherries, apples, salad vegetables, wine grapes, stone fruit, lucerne, walnuts and olives.


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Milestones / Forecasts Date
Funding confirmed For Business Case
Community meeting December 2019
EOIs launched February 2020
EOIs conclude March 2020
IRC appointed February 2020
Preferred option launch June 2022
Water sales launch September - December 2022
Business case target October 2023
Construction start target TBA
Commissioning target TBA
Water delivery commencement target TBA
First full season target TBA
Estimated number of irrigators 446
Forecast season opening Summer and winter seasons
Forecast season closing Summer and winter seasons
SE summer water entitlement price $3,500 / ML
SE winter entitlement price $1,850 / ML
Gretna summer entitlement price $1,650 / ML
SEIS Stage One conversion entitlement price $1,950 / ML
Jordan River Valley summer entitlement price $2,500 / ML
Jordan River Valley winter entitlement price $1,750 / ML