Project completed December 2011
Total funding: $4.5 million, with $1.4 million from the Australian Government, $0.7 million from the Tasmanian Government and the remainder from private contributions.
About the project
The Headquarters Road Dam Irrigation Scheme is a 1,980 ML dam which has been built on the headwaters of the Great Forester catchment, near Scottsdale. The dam harvests winter water for release during the summer irrigation season and utilises the river's natural watercourse to deliver water to properties downstream with an irrigable area of 1,800 hectares.
The project has been managed by Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, which is a Tasmanian Government owned company. More information is available on the Tasmanian Irrigation web site.
- North-East Irrigation Scheme opened - media release 06 December 2011
- Referral of Headquarters Road Dam Irrigation Scheme under the EPBC Act