Melbourne
35.1 Trade of surface water entitlement within region

Supporting Information

The volume presented for this item (434 ML) represents the volume of entitlement trades for high reliability and low reliability water shares in the Melbourne region during 2010–11. The volume includes approved trades only. Trades in progress at the end of 2010–11 year are not included.

The following table presents the surface water entitlement trade in the Melbourne region during 2010–11. Total entitlement trades were relatively small during 2010–11, with 434 ML traded across 30 trades. Trade of 183 ML of high reliability water shares within the Werribee Irrigation District, and 110 ML of high-reliability water shares within the Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District were the major contributors to entitlement trade during 2010–11.

 

Entitlement trade in the Melbourne region during the 2010–11 year


Destination
Source Water share

Bacchus Marsh

Irrigation District

Werribee

River

Werribee

Irrigation District
Total
Number
of trades
Volume
(ML)
Number
of trades
Volume
(ML)
Number
of trades
Volume
(ML)
Number
of trades
Volume
(ML)
Bacchus Marsh
Irrigation District
High-reliability
water shares
4 110 0 0 0 0 4 110
Low-reliability
water shares
4 51 0 0 0 0 4 51
Werribee River High-reliability
water shares
0 0 2 4 0 0 2 4
Low-reliability
water shares
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Werribee Irrigation
District
High-reliability
water shares
0 0 0 0 8 183 8 183
Low-reliability
water shares
0 0 0 0 7 75 7 75
Non-water user1 High-reliability
water shares
0 0 0 0 1 10 1 10
Low-reliability
water shares
0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1

Total 8 161 2 4 16 269 30 434


1 Non-water users are disassociated water shares administered by Southern Rural Water.

All figures and information were sourced from the Victorian Annual Water Trading Report 2010– 2011. More information on water trading is available on the Victorian Water Register website.