Sassafras Wesley-Vale Augmentation

The Sassafras Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme Augmentation could potentially deliver an additional 5,000ML pa of high reliability irrigation water into one of the most productive agricultural regions in Tasmania.
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May 2016
Proposed

The Sassafras Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme (SWIS) was developed by Tasmanian Irrigation (TI) and commenced operations in the 2011-12 irrigation season. The scheme is committed to supplying 5,660 ML to 99 irrigators over a 150-day irrigation season, from November to March. In 2019, as part of TI’s proposed Tranche 3 program, a survey was conducted in which 28 existing and 33 new irrigators expressed interest in an additional 5,745 ML. The Sassafras Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme Augmentation (SWISA) is a project to expand the scheme to meet the contracted plus requested total of 11,405 ML (76 ML/day) demand. A Preferred Option design is being developed in consultation with the Irrigator Representative Committee.