The Northern Midlands is one of the key cropping regions of the State and the proposed Northern Midlands Irrigation Scheme will provide additional high reliability water that is underpinned by large Hydro Tasmania storages in the central highlands of Tasmania.
The Preliminary Design is to construct a main line from Poatina to short of Ross with connecting branch lines to east of Campbell Town, Powranna, Conara and the Lower Isis Valley.
The scheme is proposed to utilise outflows from the Poatina Power Station whilst it is operating during the summer months and provide water during the 180-day summer period from October through March each year. The current project timeline is for construction to commence in 2022 with water becoming available in early 2024 and the scheme fully operational in the 24/25 summer.
Water Sales for Northern Midlands Irrigation Scheme open on the 14 December 2020. To purchase water an application needs to be submitted during the water sales period which closes at 2PM, 12 February 2021. The water sales offer documentation are available from Tasmanian Irrigation staff during the water sales period or can be found here: New Scheme – NMIS Water Sales
Tasmanian Irrigation (TI) sincerely thanks all landowners for their feedback and Expressions of Interest for irrigation water up to this stage. Please contact TI Project Manager Jacob Gerke to discuss the scheme further.