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




The 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 climate.


The 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 society.

Timeline and Consultation

We 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.



Further Information

  Rural Water Use Strategy Flyer   (327Kb)

​ If you would like further information about any aspect of ​this project or wish to provide any input, contact the project team on 6165 3016 or by email at: ​

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