TFGA Supports the Tamar Irrigation Scheme

16 March 2022

The Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association fully supports The Tamar Irrigation Scheme which today became one step closer to reality with the launch of the Preferred Option Design.

The scheme which has been developed in consultation with locals would see the construction of further irrigation infrastructure that will increase water availability spanning across Westwood, Legana, Beaconsfield, Rowella, Hillwood, Pipers River, Lilydale and Pipers Brook.

“After an extensive consultation process by Tasmanian Irrigation it is exciting to be closer to having this system operating for the Tamar Valley landowners. This will give the local farmers and communities the opportunity to build drought resilience and with increased opportunity, grow agriculture in the region” TFGA President Mr Marcus McShane said.

The Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association have supported this Federal, state government and private partnership investment in water development and it has proved to be extremely successful and is invigorating communities throughout the state. It is important that this investment continues and TFGA will be actively lobbying for continued support leading into the Federal election.