32.2 Surface water access entitlement for non–allocated diversions
Surface water access entitlements for non–allocated diversions represents entitlements held in water systems where the flow is not interrupted by dams or weirs, and the volume of water available for diversion is based entirely on rainfall and runoff. Take and use licenses are issued to private diverters to access water directly from rivers.
The following table presents surface water take and use licences issued in the Melbourne region. Most entitlements are held for irrigation in the Bunyip and Yarra catchments.
|Licence Class||Catchment||All catchments|
|Stock and domestic||645||727||329||24||1,725|
|Commercial and Industrial||468||16,209||17||251||16,945|
|Total licensed volume (ML)||19,168||43,953||3,728||2,303||69,152|
More information on entitlements in unregulated water systems can be found on the Victorian Water Register website.