Tasmanian Budget ensures irrigation roll-out
The Tasmanian Government has announced it will allocate $52 million for the construction and further development of the Midlands, Lower South Esk and Kindred North Motton irrigation schemes.
“What we are seeing in Tasmania now is a once in generation investment in new irrigation infrastructure that will sustain growth and jobs in the agricultural sector for decades to come,” Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water Bryan Green said.
The funding will also support the establishment of an Irrigation Development unit within Tasmanian Irrigation.
“This will build on the work of the Wealth from Water pilot program in the Meander Valley Irrigation Area and part of the Midlands which is due to be completed by the end of the year,” Mr Green said.