Project Agreement for Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche II

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Commonwealth of Australia, 2016

The Project Agreement for Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche II outlines the reporting and financial arrangements around supporting the construction of sustainable irrigation schemes in Tasmania. It has been created subject to the provisions of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations, and should be read in conjunction with them. Also included here are Schedule B and Schedule C of the agreement.

Projects currently funded under Tasmania Irrigation Tranche II

Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme

The Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme (SHIS) will provide 7,215ML of high surety irrigation water to the Bothwell region.

Water will be pumped at a rate of up to 95ML/day from the Shannon River during winter and stored in the Southernfield Dam. During the summer irrigation season water will be released from the Dam and distributed to irrigators situated from Waddamana Road, through to Bothwell and Hollow Tree. The Shannon River Pump Station will also boost water to the distribution pipeline during the irrigation season. Two other booster pump stations are required to ensure water is able to be delivered to the area east of Bothwell and to Hollow Tree. At full demand the scheme will provide water at a rate of 60ML/day to irrigators.

The Project will be completed by October 2017.

Major work elements of this irrigation infrastructure scheme include:

  • construction of 7,600ML Southernfield Dam;
  • 1MW Shannon River Pump Station and a 1.25km rising main to the Dam;
  • 58km of distribution pipeline;
  • two booster pump stations.

Swan Valley Irrigation Scheme

The Swan Valley Irrigation Scheme (SWAN) will provide 2,000ML of high surety irrigation water to the greater Swansea region.

Water will be pumped at a rate of up to 180ML/day from the Swan River during winter and stored in the Melrose Dam. During the summer irrigation season water will be released from the Dam and distributed to irrigators in the Cranbrook, Coombend and Swansea districts. The Swan River Pump Station will also boost water to the distribution pipeline during the irrigation season. At full demand the scheme will provide water at a rate of 16.67ML/day to irrigators.

The Project will be completed by October 2017.

Major work elements of this irrigation infrastructure scheme include:

  • construction of:3,000ML Melrose Dam;
  • 1.4MW Swan River Pump Station and a 0.7km rising main to the Dam; and
  • 37km of distribution pipeline.

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Project Agreement for Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche II

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Project Agreement for Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche II

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Schedule B: Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme project schedule

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Schedule B: southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme project schedule

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Schedule C: Swan Valley Irrigation Scheme project Schedule

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Schedule C: Swan Valley Irrigation Scheme project Schedule

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Schedule D: Duck Irrigation Scheme project Schedule

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Schedule D: Duck Irrigation Scheme project Schedule​

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