Greater South East Irrigation Scheme
Tranche Three

The Greater South East Irrigation Scheme, is 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, 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 Taswater supply. The proposed GSEIS scheme, sourced directly from Lake Meadowbank, 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
Community meeting December 2019
EOIs launched February 2020
IRC appointed February 2020
Preferred option launch June 2022
Water sales launch September - December 2022
Business case submitted October 2023
Water Sales Round 2 To be advised
Funding achieved target May 2024
Construction start target Early 2026
Commissioning target Late 2027/28
Water delivery commencement target 2028
First full season target October 2028
Estimated number of irrigators 300+
Irrigation Season duration 365 days over a summer delivery period (October to March) and a winter delivery period (April to September)
Scheme Capacity 18,600ML in each delivery period
SE summer water entitlement price $3,500 / ML
SE winter entitlement price $1,850 / 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
Water Sales


Please contact our friendly team for more information about the Greater South East Irrigation Scheme Irrigation Scheme:

Lorrienne Lyte
Project Manager