Sassafras Wesley Vale Augmentation
Tranche Three — Phase One

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.

If sufficient interest is registered during Water Sales, the augmentation project can expand the existing scheme to a total summer delivery capacity of 14,660ML in one of the most productive agricultural regions in Tasmania.


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Milestones / Forecasts
EOIs launched August 2019
EOIs concluded September 2019
Additional IRC appointed August 2019
Preferred Option Design launched November 2021
Water Sales launch May 2022
Business case submission December 2022
Anticipated construction start date Late 2023
Anticipated construction end date Late 2025
Anticipated water delivery commencement November 2025
First full season November 2025
Fast Facts
Initial ML capacity 5,460 ML
Total EOIs received 5,745 ML
Expected final scheme capacity 14,660 ML
Total forecast cost $100 million
Estimated number of irrigators 135
Forecast season opening 1 November
Forecast season closing 31 March
Daily flow rate 97.8 ML /day
Water entitlement price $2,090 / ML
Water Sales


Please contact our friendly team for more information about the Sassafras Wesley Vale Augmentation:

Damien Butler
Project Manager