Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme

Irrigation Scheme

This scheme, which will provide 6,500megalitres of water from the new Southern Field dam, to properties north and south of Bothwell, is vital in the diversification of agriculture and expansion into dairying, horticulture, viticulture and potential downstream processing.

Infrastructure Australia has been asked to fund the project by the State government and Council has lobbied continually for the project to be included in policy decisions ahead of the 2013 Federal Election.

The scheme is currently passing through the ‘business case’ stage of development and this process should be completed by the end of August this year.