Rural Water Use Strategy
The Tasmanian Government has committed to a target of a $10 billion per year annual farm gate value by 2050.
To support this the Government will work with farmers, irrigators, rural communities and other stakeholders to develop a Rural Water Use Strategy.
Sustainable development of water resources
Strategy will guide the State’s future water management arrangements to ensure
integrated, fair and efficient regulation and compliance of the State’s water
resources to deliver sustainable outcomes for irrigators, rural communities and
the environment and maintain Tasmania’s competitive advantages in a changing
final Rural Water Use Strategy document is due for completion by the end of
2020. When complete, the Strategy
will set the direction for the rural water
sector for the next few decades. This will underpin the sustainable development
of the State’s water resources to support an increase in irrigated agriculture
to improve the prosperity of rural communities
and the broader Tasmanian
Timeline and Consultation
will seek input from key stakeholders and the general public in the development
of the Rural Water Use Strategy to
ensure that it is meaningful and
relevant to the rural communities it aims to support.