The Water Delivery Team currently services more than 1,000 irrigators across 18 Tasmanian Irrigation constructed and inherited irrigation projects.
The on-ground Scheme Operators manage the day-to-day delivery of water, maintenance activities, compliance monitoring and irrigator liaison.
They are supported by Tasmanian Irrigation team members with high levels of experience in:
- Commercial: includes pricing, water trading and entitlement sales, energy analysis, reporting and stakeholder liaison;
- Environment: water licences, monitoring, reporting and auditing;
- Engineering / asset maintenance: maintenance planning, hydraulic modelling and dam safety program coordination; and
- Electrical / communications: operate power stations, oversee high voltage assets and maintain electrical systems / control systems.
The Water Delivery Team delivered a record 87,510 ML of irrigation water to Tasmanian landowners in 2019-20, a 10 per cent increase on the previous year. Consistent rainfall across the 2020-21 summer months reduced demand for irrigation water during this reporting period, easing pressure on storage facilities and enabling additional repairs and maintenance to be carried out.