The Harcus Irrigation Scheme is part of the Future Irrigation Project which will inform the development of the Pipeline to Prosperity suite of schemes proposed by Tasmanian Irrigation. It is situated in the Circular Head Council region.
The region proposed for Harcus currently incorporates a small number of large land holdings that provide a range of agricultural products to enable and support dairying activities. The construction of a dedicated irrigation scheme will increase the area of land able to be irrigated thereby allowing changes in agricultural activity to high value commodities, trading and movement of water between properties
Demand for 8,020 ML/season was indicated from initial Expressions of Interest (EOI) sought in May 2018.
The proposed scheme incorporates a pump station with a 5.6 kilometre rising main from the Welcome River pumping winter flows to a 9,000 ML dam to be constructed at Jims Plains. The scheme will result in the construction of approximately 28.4 kilometres of distribution pipelines to service the farming businesses at Woolnorth.