Investing In Irrigation

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Welcome to the Tasmanian Government's Investing in Irrigation web-portal. A range of tools and information is available to help farmers and potential investors to develop their irrigation businesses.

New mapping technology is helping to classify land according to its suitability for various agricultural enterprises. This is complemented by gross margin and financial analysis tools, the latest market information, market research and irrigation fact sheets.

The information provided aims to help reduce the potential production, financial and environmental risks from irrigation development. The ultimate aim is to support the growth of high-value crops and enterprises that are well-suited to a particular irrigation district.

In this Topic

  • Enterprise Suitability Toolkit
    Enterprise Suitability Maps will assist farmers and potential investors to answer the question: what can I grow where?
  • Farm Business Planning Tools
    Gross Margin Analysis templates allow comparisons to be made between potential enterprises and to assist with the question: how profitable are my potential enterprise options?
  • Market Opportunities
    This Market Information portal houses the latest information on market prices and trends.
  • Irrigation Technology & Farm Management Information
    Information to assist Tasmanian irrigators looking to learn more about setting up irrigation systems as well as maximising their irrigation management.
  • Regional Profiles
    Potential investors an overview of an irrigation-prepared local area, including demographic, climatic and infrastructure information
  • Links and Further Information
    Links and further information associated with the Wealth from Water Pilot Program.

Information contained in this web-portal was initially developed by the Tasmanian Government's Wealth from Water Pilot Program (2010-2012): a partnership between the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts, and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.

Contact

Agricultural Policy Branch Enquiries
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: (03) 6777 2233
Fax: (03) 6344 9814
Email: agpolicyadmin@dpipwe.tas.gov.au