Melbourne
22.1 Groundwater allocation announcements

Supporting Information

The volume presented in the water accounting statements (39,545 ML) represents groundwater allocations for licensed entitlements and stock and domestic (S&D) entitlements in groundwater management units in the Melbourne region during the 2010–11 year:

  •  Groundwater allocations for licensed entitlements were equal to the sum of licensed entitlement volumes held in groundwater management units in the Melbourne region during the 2010–11 year.
  • Groundwater allocations for S&D entitlements were equal to the sum of S&D entitlement volumes held in Groundwater Management Units in the Melbourne Region during the 2010–11 year.

The following table shows the breakdown of groundwater allocations for groundwater management units in the Melbourne region during the 2010–11 year.

Groundwater allocation announcements
Groundwater
management unit

Licensed
allocation (ML)

S&D allocation (ML)

Deutgam Water Supply Protection Area – Groundwater 3,823 360
Koo Wee Rup Water Supply Protection Area – Groundwater 12,018 2,598
Wandin Yallock Water Supply Protection Area – Groundwater 2,933 164
Cut Paw Paw Groundwater Management Area 515 0
Frankston Groundwater Management Area 1,069 276
Lancefield Groundwater Management Area 1,390 152
Merrimu Groundwater Management Area 440 28
Moorabbin Groundwater Management Area 2,614 740
Nepean Groundwater Management Area 6,115 4,310
Subtotal 30,917 8,628
Total allocation announcements

39,545

Quantification Approach

Data Source

Southern Rural Water: Irrigation Planning Module Generation 2 database.

Provided by

Southern Rural Water.

Method

Groundwater allocations in the Melbourne region were calculated using the following methods.
Groundwater allocations
Allocation announcements are equal to the licensed entitlement volumes for each groundwater management unit.
Stock & Domestic entitlements
The groundwater allocation for stock and domestic entitlements was equal to the number of S&D bores
in groundwater management units multiplied by the 2 ML entitlement per bore.

Assumptions, Limitations, Caveats and Approximations

Nil.

Uncertainty Information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.

Comparative year

This item corresponds to the subcategories of line item 27.1 Groundwater allocation announcement reported in the 2010 Account. In the 2011 Account, the presentation of the line items has changed since the 2010 Account: line items 27.1.1 Groundwater allocation announcement – stock and domestic class and 27.1.3.7 Groundwater allocation announcement – other lumped holders were merged into a single line item: 22.1 Groundwater allocation announcements.

The comparative year volume is 36,909 ML and is the sum of volumes reported at line items 27.1.1 (9,384 ML) and 27.1.2 (27,525 ML).