Tamar Irrigation Scheme
Tranche Three — Phase One

The Tamar Irrigation Scheme is part of the Tranche 3 irrigation projects proposed by Tasmanian Irrigation.

The Tamar Irrigation Scheme is being designed to deliver high-surety irrigation water to the Beaconsfield, Selbourne, Westwood, Hillwood, Lilydale, Pipers Brook and Pipers River areas in Northern Tasmania.

The construction of a dedicated irrigation and water trading scheme will increase the reliability of water available on existing and new enterprises. This will facilitate expansion in the area capable of being irrigated, thereby ensuring security of existing outputs and enabling changes in agricultural activity to high value commodities.

Principal primary production focus is berries, vineyards, orchards, pasture, cereal crops, nurseries, flowers, vegetable crops and dairy.


KMs of Pipeline




Pump Stations


Power Stations

Milestones / Forecasts
Funding to business case Yes
Community meeting December 2019
EOIs launched December 2019
IRC appointed December 2019
EOIs conclude August 2021
Preferred option launch March 2022
Water sales launch April 2022
Business case submission Late 2022
Construction start date Late 2023
Commissioning June 2025
Water delivery commencement October 2025
First full season 2025/26
Fast Facts
Initial ML capacity 8,040 ML
Total EOIs received 15,699 ML
Expected final scheme capacity 24,500 ML
Total forecast cost $290 million
Estimated number of irrigators 193
Forecast season opening October
Forecast season closing April
Daily flow rate 137 ML / day
Summer water entitlement price $2,450 / ML
Winter water entitlement price $1,450 / ML
Preferred Option


Please contact our friendly team for more information about the Tamar:

Matt Lowe
Project Manager