Melbourne
18.7 Extraction - other statutory rights

Supporting Information

A volume was not presented in the water accounting statements (–) as methods for estimating the volume of extractions were not adequate.

Extractions for other statutory rights represent stock and domestic extraction from unincorporated areas outside of groundwater management units. Unincorporated areas have not been evaluated from a groundwater resource perspective and bores in these are not metered.

There are 9,394 stock and domestic bores in the southern half of Victoria. In average years, the entitlement is 2 ML. During the 2010–11 year, which was a comparitively wet year, the entitlement was revised to 1.5 ML. The Melbourne region contains only a small number of these bores and extraction is not thought to be significant.

Comparative year

This item corresponds to line item 16.4.2 Groundwater extraction – other lumped basic rights reported in the 2010 Account. Following publication, an error was identified in the volume reported in the 2010 Account. There was uncertainty regarding the accuracy of the volume reported. Therefore, the restated comparative year volume is unquantified and is summarised in the following table.

Restated comparative year information for line item 18.7 Extraction – other statutory rights

2010 Account line item name

Volume at 30 June 2010 reported in the 2010 Account (ML)

Value difference to volume reported due to prior period error correction (ML)

Volume at 30 June 2010 reported in 2011 Account (ML)

16.4.2 Groundwater extraction – other lumped basic rights

20,545

-20,545