Melbourne
37.1 Surface water allocation trade within region

Supporting Information

The volume presented for this item (634 ML) represents the volume of allocation trades for unbundled water systems in the Melbourne region during 2010–11. The volume includes approved trades only. Trades in progress at the end of 2010–11 are not included.

The following table presents the surface water allocation trade in the Melbourne region during 2010–11. Wet conditions and high allocations reduced the demand for allocation trade in 2010–11. Total allocation trades were relatively small during 2010–11, with 634 ML traded across 41 trades. There was an increase in trading of 68 ML compared to 2009–10. Trade of 522 ML within the Werribee Irrigation District was the major contributor to allocation trade in the Melbourne region in 2010–11.

There was a net transfer of 10 ML of allocation out of the Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District into the Upper Werribee River, and a net transfer of 50 ML from the Lower Werribee River into the Werribee Irrigation District.

Surface water allocation trade

Destination
Source Bacchus Marsh
Irrigation District
Upper
Werribee River
Werribee
Irrigation District
Lower
Werribee River
Total
Number
of sales
Volume
(ML)
Number
of sales
Volume
(ML)
Number
of sales
Volume
(ML)
Number
of sales
Volume
(ML)
Number
of sales
Volume
(ML)
Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District 9 51 1 10 0 0 0 0 10 61
Upper Werribee River
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Werribee Irrigation District 0 0 0 0 29 522 0 0 29 522
Lower Werribee River
0 0 0 0 1 50 1 1 2 51
Total 9 51 1 10 30 572 1 1 41 634


All figures and information were sourced from the Victorian Annual Water Trading Report 2010– 11. More information on water trading is available on the Victorian Water Register website.