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RURAL WATER - "Water delivered sustainably to its most productive use"

 

Completed

 

0-3 years

 

3-5 years

 

5-10 years

 

Tasmanian Irrigation in place
(null) 

 

Metering of all significant use

 

Delivery of Forth, North East Dams, Midland & Upper South Esk & North West irrigation schemes

 

Community managed irrigation schemes

Impact of climate change on water yield modelled for all key catchments

 

Farm water development planning

 

Additional 300GL of water provided

 

Assess irrigation scheme effectiveness

Sustainable water allocation policies
(null)

 

State water plan to integrate urban and rural water systems

   

Completion of orginally identified  irrigation schemes

Legislative basis for establishment of water districts
(null)

 

Delivery of Wesley Vale, Whitemore, Headquarters Road, Winnaleah,  and Meadstone and South East, Lower South Esk, Meander irrigation schemes

   

Concept paper submitted to Infrastructure Australia for comment on the Food Bowl Concept focusing on potential future irrigation projects
(null)

     

Meander Dam and pipeline projects
(null)

     

Benefits for all Tasmanians

  • Tasmania food bowl for Australia
  • High quality reasonably priced food
  • Jobs growth
  • Fair prices for water
  • Profitable farm sector

Governance

Strategy & Planning

Project

(null) = completed


URBAN WATER - "Healthy people and environments, managing our water and sewerage sustainably"

 

Completed

 

0-3 years

 

3-5 years

 

5-10 years

 

Urban Water & Sewerage Corporations established
(null)

 

Identify and prioritise network extension

 

Monitor service performance and pricing against price and service plans

 

Continue extension of water and sewerage network

Establishment of corporatised sector with integrated licensing framework
(null)

 

First price and service plans developed

 

Introduce effective asset management strategies

 

Upgrade and maintain existing networks

Establish urban water and sewerage economic regulator and ombudsman
(null)

 

Corporations develop  management plans to improve service delivery - e.g. water quality management, asset management, dam safety, etc

 

Extend water and sewerage network

 

Improve compliance with environmental and public health compliance obligations

Annual State of Industry Report
(null)

 

Identify priority projects for addressing non-compliance in the sector and improving service performance

 

Upgrade and maintain existing networks

 

$10m Commonwealth funding committed for water metering (null)

Briefing paper submitted to Infrastructure Australia for comment on Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Reforms
(null)

 

Develop price and service standard framework

 

Improve compliance with environmental and public health compliance obligations

 
 

Upgrade and maintain existing urban water and sewerage networks

   
 

Statewide plan to integrate urban and rural water systems

   
 

Address boiled water alerts for Tasmanian communities

   
 

Extend, upgrade and maintain existing networks

   

Benefits for all Tasmanians

  • Clean adequate water supply
  • Fair prices for water
  • Environmentally friendly treatment of sewage

Governance

Strategy & Planning

Project

(null) = completed