9.17 Increase of claim on desalinated water
On 7 October 2010, Melbourne retail authorities City West Water, South East Water and Yarra Valley Water were granted claims to desalinated water from the Wonthaggi desalination plant under the following bulk entitlements:
- desalinated water– City West Water
- desalinated water– South East Water
- desalinated water–Yarra Valley Water.
The bulk entitlements allow the authorities to take a combined volume up to 150,000 ML each year on an annual basis during any period of five consecutive years (subject to rules specified in the bulk entitlements).
As the Wonthaggi desalination project was not in operation during the reporting period, there were no increases, decreases or deliveries of the claim during the 2010–11 year.
Further information on bulk entitlements can be found at the Victorian Water Register.
This line item was not reported in the 2010 Account. In the 2010 Account, the desalination plant was still under construction and no claims to desalinated water had been granted to Melbourne retail water authorities. Therefore the comparative year volume is 0 ML.