Melbourne
22.1 Groundwater allocation announcements

Supporting information

The volume presented in the water accounting statements (41,579 ML) represents groundwater allocations for licensed entitlements and stock and domestic entitlements in groundwater management units in the Melbourne region during the 2012–13 year:

  • Groundwater allocations for licensed entitlements were equal to the sum of licensed entitlement volumes held in groundwater management units in the Melbourne region during the 2012–13 year.
  • Groundwater allocations for stock and domestic entitlements were equal to the sum of stock and domestic entitlement volumes held in groundwater management units in the Melbourne region during the 2012–13 year.
The volume reported does not include urban groundwater allocations for licensed entitlements.

The following table shows the breakdown of groundwater allocations for groundwater management units in the Melbourne region during the 2012–13 year.

Groundwater allocation announcements
Groundwater management unit Licensed allocation (ML) No. of licences Stock and domestic allocation (ML) No. stock and domestic bores
Cut Paw Paw groundwater management Area (GMA)
515 5 54 27
Deutgam water supply protection area (WSPA)—groundwater 5,082 148 290 145
Frankston GMA 1,671 30 240 120
Koo Wee Rup WSPA—groundwater 12,506 368 2,650 1,325
Lancefield GMA 1,083 13 128 64
Merrimu GMA 440 14 24
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Moorabbin GMA 2,614 57 620 310
Nepean GMA  6,110 75 4,294 2,147
Wandin Yallock WSPA—groundwater 3,008 194 250 125
Subtotal 33,029 904 8,550 4,275
Total allocation announcements 41,579

Quantification approach

Data source

Victorian Water Register.

Provided by

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

Method

Groundwater allocations in the Melbourne region were calculated using the following methods.

Groundwater allocations

Allocation announcements are equal to the licensed entitlement volumes for each groundwater management unit recorded in the Victorian Water Register.

Stock and domestic entitlements

The groundwater allocation for stock and domestic entitlements was equal to the number of stock and domestic bores in groundwater management units (recorded in the Victorian Water Register) multiplied by the 2 ML entitlement per bore.

Assumptions, limitations, caveats and approximations

Nil.

Uncertainty information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.