Murray–Darling Basin
32.3 Surface water access entitlement for allocated diversions

Supporting information

The volumetric value for the line item for the 2011–12 year was 12,487,892 ML. The line item includes surface water entitlement or other arrangement that may produce a surface water liability. For the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) region, the line item includes surface water access entitlements that give access to regulated flow for non-urban and urban purposes. 

The following table presents summarised information for the line item on Water Resource Plan (WRP) area basis. Subsequent tables provide breakdown information of entitlements separately for non-urban and urban purposes on sustainable diversion limit (SDL) area basis. 

 

Summary of surface water access entitlement for allocated diversiosn in the MDB region as applicable in the 2011–12 year

WRP area

State/Territory

 Volume (ML) for 2010–11 

 Code

Name

Non-urban entitlements 

Urban entitlements 

Total

SW19 Warrego–Paroo–Nebine  Qld

2,612

0

2,612

SW18 Condamine–Balonne  Qld

114,981

0

114,981

SW17 Moonie  Qld

0

0

0

SW16 Qld Border Rivers  Qld

103,518

0

103,518

SW15 NSW Border Rivers  NSW

265,740

620

266,360

SW11 Barwon–Darling Watercourse  NSW

0

0

0

SW12 NSW Intersecting Streams  NSW

0

0

0

SW14 Gwydir  NSW

527,287

3,836

531,123

SW13 Namoi  NSW

293,621

19,186

312,807

SW10 Macquarie–Castlereagh  NSW

655,477

18,845

674,322

Sub-total Northern Basin

1,963,236

42,487

2,005,723

SW9 Lachlan  NSW

690,184

15,545

705,729

SW8 Murrumbidgee  NSW

2,699,516

43,585

2,743,101

SW7 NSW Murray and Lower Darling  NSW

2,296,451

46,827

2,343,278

SW3 Northern Victoria  Vic.

1,804,539

100.765

1,905,304

SW2 Vic. Murray  Vic.

1,720,163

51,784

1,771,947

SW4 Wimmera–Malee   Vic.

72,520

47,310

119,830

SW6 Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges SA

0

0

0

SW5 SA Murray SA

642,981

180,000

822,981

SW1 ACT   ACT

0

70,000

70,000

Sub-total Southern Basin

9,926,353

555,816

10,482,169

Total for the region

11,889,589

598,303

12,487,892

  

Details of surface water access entitlement for allocation diversion for nun-urban purposes in the MDB region as applicable in the 2011–12 year
WRP area

SDL area

Entitlement class

State

Limit Type

 Volume (ML) for the 2011–12 year 

Data source

Additional comments

Code

Name

SW19 Warrego– Paroo–Nebine  SS28 Warrego Supplemented water allocations Qld Nominal

2,612

Qld WAM 2011–12 data  
SW18 Condamine–Balonne  SS26 Condamine–Balonne Supplemented water allocations Qld Nominal

114,981

Qld WAM 2011–12 data  
SW16 Qld Border Rivers  SS24 Qld Border Rivers Supplemented water allocations Qld Nominal

103,518

Qld WAM 2011–12 data (i) Water access entitlements on regulated flows (ii) individual irrigator holder
Includes 10,610 ML environmental entitlement
SW15 NSW Border Rivers SS23 NSW Border Rivers Domestic and stock NSW Entitlement

1,002

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Regulated Border rivers
High security NSW Entitlement

1,500

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Regulated Border rivers
General security NSW Entitlement

263,238

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Regulated Border rivers: includes 269 ML environmental entitlements.
SW14 Gwydir SS22 Gwydir Domestic and stock NSW Entitlement

2,744

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Gwydir regulated river
High security NSW Entitlement

14,878

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Gwydir regulated river: includes 375 ML environmental entitlements
General security NSW Entitlement

509,665

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Gwydir regulated river: includes 106,617 ML environmental entitlements
SW13 Namoi SS21 Namoi Domestic and stock NSW Entitlement

2,289

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes upper Namoi, lower Namoi and Peel regulated rivers
High security NSW Entitlement

4,788

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes upper Namoi, lower Namoi and Peel regulated rivers
General security NSW Entitlement

286,544

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes upper Namoi, lower Namoi and Peel regulated rivers: includes 6,203 ML environmental entitlements
SW10 Macquarie–Castlereagh SS20 Macquarie–Castlereagh Domestic and stock NSW Entitlement

5,588

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Macquarie regulated
High security NSW Entitlement

18,173

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Macquarie regulated
General security NSW Entitlement

631,716

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Macquarie regulated: includes 146,423 ML environmental entitlements
Sub-total Northern Basin

1,963,236

   
SW9 Lachlan SS16 Lachlan Domestic and stock NSW Entitlement

14,306

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Lachlan and Belubula regulated rivers
High security NSW Entitlement

30,905

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Lachlan and Belubula regulated rivers: includes 1,733 ML environmental entitlements
General security NSW Entitlement

627,062

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Lachlan and Belubula regulated rivers: include environmental entitlements 135,794 ML (123,794 ML general security and 12,000 ML entitlements created outside the Cap for Lake Brewster)
Conveyance NSW Entitlement

17,911

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Lachlan regulated river
SW8 Murrumbidgee NSW SS15 Murrumbidgee NSW Stock and domestic NSW Entitlement

35,942

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Murrumbidgee regulated river
High security NSW Entitlement

395,611

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Murrumbidgee regulated River: includes entitlements for Aboriginal Culture, research and irrigated agriculture, and include environmental entitlements 38,140 ML (3,490 ML high security and 34,650 ML entitlements created outside the Cap for the Forrest Creek)
General security NSW Entitlement

1,891,995

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Murrumbidgee Regulated River: includes 358,313 ML environmental entitlements
Coleambally irrigation conveyance NSW Entitlement

130,000

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Murrumbidgee regulated River: includes 3,500 ML environmental entitlements
Murrumbidgee irrigation conveyance NSW Entitlement

243,000

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Murrumbidgee regulated River: includes 20,000 ML environmental entitlements
Regulated river (conveyance) NSW Entitlement

2,968

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Murrumbidgee regulated River: includes 1,000 ML environmental entitlements
SW7 NSW Murray and Lower Darling  SS18 Lower Darling Domestic and stock NSW Entitlement

1,370

NSW Office of Water – Accounting  
High security NSW Entitlement

7,633

NSW Office of Water – Accounting  Includes 500 ML environmental entitlements
General security NSW Entitlement

78,099

NSW Office of Water – Accounting  Includes 48,292 ML environmental entitlements
SS14 NSW Murray Domestic and stock NSW Entitlement

17,183

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes NSW Murray regulated river
High security NSW Entitlement

194,443

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes NSW Murray regulated river. includes 187,542 ML high security, 47 ML of community and education, 800 ML of research entitlement and 15,841 ML environmental entitlements.
General security NSW Entitlement

1,667,723

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes NSW Murray regulated river: includes 344,538 ML environmental entitlements
Regulated river (conveyance) NSW Entitlement

330,000

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes NSW Murray Regulated river: includes 30,000 ML environmental entitlements
SW3 Northern Victoria  SS4 Ovens High reliability water share Vic. Entitlement

22,477

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Excludes urban Bulk Entitlements but may include some commercial or industrial use.
SS5 Broken High reliability water share – Broken (regulated private diverters) Vic. Entitlement

17,800

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
Low reliability water share – Broken (regulated private diverters) Vic. Entitlement

3,345

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
SS6 Goulburn High reliability water share – Goulburn Vic. Entitlement

166,068

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Water sourced from the Goulburn and used in the Campaspe–Rochester area. This includes the environmental entitlement of 5,879 ML used in Campaspe.
High reliability water share – Goulburn  Vic. Entitlement

638,679

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Shepparton and Central Goulburn irrigation areas
High reliability water share – Goulburn (regulated river diverters) Vic. Entitlement

110,619

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
High reliability water share – Goulburn Vic. Entitlement

171,141

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Water sourced from the Goulburn and used in the Loddon–Pyramid–Boort irrigation area
Low reliability water share – Goulburn Vic. Entitlement

81,788

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Water sourced from the Goulburn and used in the Campaspe–Rochester area. Includes environmental entitlement used in Campaspe.
Low reliability water share – Goulburn Vic. Entitlement

407,161

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Shepparton and Central Goulburn irrigation areas
Low reliability water share – Goulburn (regulated river diverters) Vic. Entitlement

8,525

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
Low reliability water share – Goulburn Vic. Entitlement

95,437

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Water sourced from the Goulburn and used in the Loddon–Pyramid–Boort irrigation area
SS7 Campaspe High reliability water share (Campaspe District and regulated diverters) Vic. Entitlement

31,158

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
Low reliability water share (Campaspe District and regulated diverters) Vic. Entitlement

18,267

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
SS8 Loddon High reliability water share – Loddon (regulated diverters) Vic. Entitlement

22,409

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Entitlement for environment (3,564 ML) is included
Low reliability water share – Loddon (regulated diverters) Vic. Entitlement

9,665

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Entitlement for environment (2,024 ML) is included
SW2 Vic. Murray SS2 Vic. Murray High reliability water share – Murray gravity districts and irrigation areas Vic. Entitlement

710,023

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
High reliability water share – Murray private diverters Vic. Entitlement

582,146

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Includes 224,510 ML for environment and 9,626 ML for the Lindsay River
Low reliability water share – Murray gravity districts and irrigation areas Vic. Entitlement

268,939

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
Low reliability water share – Murray private diverters Vic. Entitlement

159,055

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Includes 137,447 ML environmental entitlements
SW4 Wimmera–Malee   SS9 Wimmera–Malee   High reliability water share Vic. Entitlement

72,520

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Wimmera Mallee water supply system: irrigation (19,000 ML), system losses (11,960 ML) and environment (41,560 ML)
SW5 SA Murray SS11 SA Murray Class 1 – stock, domestic and stock and domestic purposes SA Entitlement

8,351

SA WAM 2011–12 data 100,438 ML environmental entitlement is included. Entitlements for Class 9 – wetland management is not included.
Class 3 a – irrigation and holding other than in the Qualco Sunlands groundwater control area (non-swamp irrigation) SA Entitlement

518,664

SA WAM 2011–12 data
Class 3 b – irrigation and holding in the Qualco Sunlands  SA Entitlement

46,110

SA WAM 2011–12 data
Class 4 – recreation (recreation and environment) SA Entitlement

4,424

SA WAM 2011–12 data
Class 5 – industrial and industrial dairy (Industrial)  SA Entitlement

5,520

SA WAM 2011–12 data
Class 7 – Environment SA Entitlement

38,367

SA WAM 2011–12 data  
Class 8 – Environmental Land Management SA Entitlement

21,545

SA WAM 2011–12 data  
Sub-total Southern Basin

9,926,353

   
Total for the region

11,889,589

   

WAM = Water audit monitoring

 

Other information on values provided in the above table:

  • As stated in the 'Additional comments' column, values provided in the table except for Warrego, Condamine–Balonne and Campaspe SDL areas include entitlement volumes held / owned by environmental managers in the MDB region as applicable in the 2011–12 year. 
  • Queensland entitlement class of supplemented water allocations includes entitlements for urban purpose.

 

Details of surface water access entitlement for allocation diversion for urban purposes in the MDB region as applicable in the 2011–12 year

WRP area

SDL area

Entitlement class

State/Territory

Limit Type

 Volume (ML) for the 2011–12 year 

Data source

Additional comments

Code

Name

SW19 Warrego–Paroo–Nebine  SS28 Warrego Supplemented water allocations – urban Qld Nominal

0

Qld WAM 2011–12 data  
SW18 Condamine–Balonne  SS26 Condamine–Balonne Supplemented water allocations – urban Qld Nominal

0

Qld WAM 2011–12 data  
SW16 Qld Border Rivers  SS24 Qld Border Rivers Supplemented water allocations – urban  Qld Nominal 

0

Qld WAM 2011–12 data  
SW15 NSW Border Rivers SS23 NSW Border Rivers Local water utility NSW Entitlement

620

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Regulated Border rivers
SW14 Gwydir SS22 Gwydir Local water utility NSW Entitlement

3,836

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Gwydir regulated river
SW13 Namoi SS21 Namoi Local water utility NSW Entitlement

19,186

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes upper Namoi, lower Namoi and Peel regulated rivers
SW10 Macquarie–Castlereagh SS20 Macquarie–Castlereagh High security – urban NSW Entitlement

40

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Macquarie regulated
Local water utility NSW Entitlement

18,805

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Macquarie regulated
Sub-total Northern Basin

42,487

   
SW9 Lachlan SS16 Lachlan Local water utility NSW Entitlement

15,545

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Lachlan regulated river
SW8 Murrumbidgee NSW SS15 Murrumbidgee NSW High security – urban NSW Entitlement

19,769

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Murrumbidgee regulated river
Local water utility NSW Entitlement

23,816

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes Murrumbidgee regulated river
SW7 NSW Murray and Lower Darling  SS18 Lower Darling Local water utility NSW Entitlement

10,135

NSW Office of Water – Accounting  
SS14 NSW Murray High security – urban NSW Entitlement

3,195

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes NSW Murray regulated river
Local water utility NSW Entitlement

33,497

NSW Office of Water – Accounting Includes NSW Murray regulated river
SW3 Northern Victoria  SS4 Ovens Urban bulk entitlements – regulated Vic. Entitlement

7,832

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Oxley, Moyhu, Wangaratta
SS5 Broken Urban bulk entitlements – Broken Vic. Entitlement

2,324

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Benalla
SS6 Goulburn Urban bulk entitlements – Goulburn 'channel' Vic. Entitlement

133

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Water sourced from the Goulburn and used in the Campaspe: includes Goulburn entitlements supplied to Coliban via Goulburn channel
Urban bulk entitlements – Goulburn to Coliban Vic. Entitlement

349

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Water sourced from the Goulburn and used in the Campaspe
Urban bulk entitlements – Goulburn 'channel' Vic. Entitlement

7,058

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Shepparton and Central Goulburn irrigation areas
Urban bulk entitlements – Goulburn 'river' Vic. Entitlement

26,284

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
Urban bulk entitlements – Goulburn 'channel' Vic Entitlement

890

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Water sourced from the Goulburn and used in the Loddon–Boort 425 ML, Dingee 50 ML, Macorna 40 ML, Mitiamo 60 ML, Mysia 15 ML and Pyramid Hill 300 ML.
SS7 Campaspe Urban and rural bulk entitlements – Coliban Vic. Entitlement

50,260

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Domestic, stock, commercial and industrial – Coliban System (from Malmsbury, Lauriston and Eppalock)
Urban bulk entitlements – Campaspe 'channel' Vic. Entitlement

1,530

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Includes Rochester and Lockington supplied via Campaspe channel
Urban bulk entitlements – Campaspe regulated river Vic. Entitlement

215

Vic WAM 2011–12 data Axedale and Goornong supplies 
SS8 Loddon Urban bulk entitlements – Loddon Vic. Entitlement

3,890

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
SW2 Vic. Murray SS2 Vic. Murray Urban bulk entitlements – regulated Vic. Entitlement

48,542

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
Domestic and stock, urban supplies – Northern Mallee Vic. Entitlement

3,242

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
SW4 Wimmera–Malee   SS9 Wimmera–Malee   Domestic, stock, town and industrial supplies Vic. Entitlement

47,310

Vic WAM 2011–12 data  
SW5 SA Murray SS11 SA Murray Class 6 – Urban water use(Metropolitan Adelaide and associated country areas) SA Entitlement

130,000

SA WAM 2011–12 data Five-year rolling average volume
Class 2 – Urban water use (SA country towns) SA Entitlement

50,000

SA WAM 2011–12 data  
SW1 ACT   SS1 ACT   ACTEW – Dam extractions ACT Entitlement

70,000

ACT WAM 2011–12 data  
Sub-total Southern Basin

555,816

   
Total for the region

598,303

   

  WAM = Water audit monitoring

 

Quantification approach

Data source

See the 'Data source' stated in the tables provided under 'Supporting information'.

Provided by

Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau).

Method

Values originated from jurisdictional water sharing plans were extracted from 'Data source' (See two breakdown tables provided under 'Supporting information').

Assumptions, limitations, caveats and approximations

See 'Additional comments' in the breakdown tables in 'Supporting information'.

Uncertainty information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.

 

Comparative year

This line item corresponds to line item 32.3 'Surface water access entitlement for allocation diversion' reported in the 2011 Account. The following changes resulted in the restatement of the 2010–11 year volume:

  • changes in presentation and classification of the line items (regrouping)
  • scope change
  • error correction
  • updated information.

The changes and their respective values are detailed in the following table.

 

Restatement of comparative year information made for the line item 32.3 Surface water access entitlement for allocated diversions
2011 Account line item

Segment

Volume at 30 June 2011 reported in the 2012 Account (ML)

Volume at 30 June 2011 reported in the 2011 Account (ML)

Difference due to various reasons (ML)

32.3 Surface water access entitlement for allocation diversion Northern Basin

2,007,983

2,016,603

-8,620

Southern Basin

10,613,978

10,496,024

117,954

Whole region

12,621,961

12,512,627

109,334

 

Presentation and classification change was due to:

  • excluding 6,676 ML reported in the 2011 Account for unsupplemented water entitlements for Condamine–Balonne SDL area
  • excluding 1,944 ML reported in the 2011 Account for unsupplemented water entitlements for Queensland Border Rivers SDL area.

 

The scope change was due to:

  • including classes 7, 8 and 9 entitlements for SA Murray in the 2012 Account.  Resulting increase for the 2010–11 year was 259,912 ML.

 

Prior period error correction was due to:

  • reducing urban bulk entitlements – Goulburn 'river' for Goulburn SDL area reported in the 2011 Account by 9,703 ML
  • reducing high and low reliability water share (regulated diverters)  for Loddon SDL area by 5,730 ML due to double-counting of environmental entitlements in the 2011 Account.

 

Updated information has resulted in:

  • increasing classes 1 and 3 entitlements reported in the 2011 Account for SA Murray by 73,475 ML.