Headquarters Road Dam Irrigation Scheme


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

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 .

Further information