Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme Augmentation


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.

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Project completed June 2012

Total funding: $10.8 million, with $3.9 million from the Australian Government, $2.2 million from the Tasmanian Government and the remainder from private contributions.

About the project

The Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme Augmentation delivers an additional 3,700 ML of water to irrigation communities near Winnaleah, through 14 km of pipeline. The Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme Augmentation delivers water from the Frome Dam, crossing the Ringarooma River and connecting with the northern end of the existing Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme. The previous Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme sourced 3,250 ML of water from the Cascade Dam. The augmentation allows for the greater utilisation of the Cascade and Frome Dams flowing into the one scheme. The augmentation to the existing scheme services 38 farms across about 4,500 hectares and has the capacity to deliver additional water (subject to availability) outside the irrigation season to fill on-farm storages.

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 website.

Further information