The Sassafras Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme
commenced operations in November 2012, delivering 5,460 ML to irrigators in the
Sassafras, Harford, Thirlstane, Moriarty, Wesley Vale, Northdown, Pardoe and
East Devonport areas in North West Tasmania.
In 2019, a survey was conducted in which 60 irrigators expressed interest for additional water. The proposed augmentation has the capacity to deliver an additional 9,200ML of high-surety irrigation water.
The Business Case has been approved by the State Government and Federal Government and the project is progressing with detailed design phase, it is expected that this process will continue to early 2024.