33.2 Groundwater access entitlement for direct extraction

Supporting Information

A volume was not presented for groundwater access entitlements as the information was not available in time for this report.

Groundwater access entitlements for direct extraction represent entitlements in unincorporated areas outside of groundwater management units. Unincorporated areas have not been evaluated from a groundwater resource perspective and bores in these areas are not metered.

There were 71,385 ML of entitlements in unincorporated areas in the southern half of Victoria during the 2010–11 year. The Melbourne region is only a small part of this area and the volume of extraction is not thought to be significant.

Groundwater entitlements within groundwater management units are included under 33.3 Groundwater access entitlement for allocation extraction.