Foreign Owned Water’s New ATO Requirements

Water rights owned by foreign persons need to be registered with the ATO soon. This includes foreign corporations and governments. These changes were introduced with the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water or Agricultural Land Act 2015. To those affected, they need to register their ownership with the ATO between 1 July and 30 November this… Read More »

Updated Forecasts and Carryover for 2017/18

South Australia Forecast 100 % on 1 July. Source Carryover Carryover will not be available for 2017/18. Source Victoria Forecast The first announcement will be on 3 July. If we have average conditions, the forecast for high reliability entitlements is: Victorian Murray 75 % Goulburn 42 % Broken 13 % Bullarook 0 % Campaspe 100… Read More »

$377 825 in Grants to “Improve Transparency and Reliability of Water Market Information”

Today Ausindustry announced the recipients of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative. This is a programme for Australian businesses to develop products the government has identified a need for. There are five different “challenges” as part of this programme and one is to “Improve Transparency and Reliability of Water Market Information”. The programme is split… Read More »

Rules Change for Murrumbidgee-Murray and Why

Dethridge wheel in Finley, NSW. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Finley_Wheels_of_Prosperity_104.JPG Due to feedback, WaterNSW has slightly changed the application process for transfers between the Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys. Firstly, for background: the Murrumbidgee IVT Account Status is updated daily at 9 am. This page tells you whether you can trade from the Murrumbidgee to Murray or Murray to… Read More »

February 2017 Water Market Update

Weather Forecast The next few months are forecast to have below average rainfall. That’s not to say it will be less wet than summer, but it will be less wet than at that time in other years. Also, temperatures will be above average, except for Northwest Australia which will be below average. One of the… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 February 2017

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 15 February 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 % (unchanged) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 100 % (unchanged)… Read More »

See Where Water Can Be Traded

I’ve added a new feature to the website, the Water Trading Opportunities Chart. This page lets you see where temp water can be traded in real time. One of the criticisms of the water market is that information is in various places and there is no easy way to piece it all together. There are… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 November 2016

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 15 November 2016. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 % (unchanged) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 100 % (unchanged)… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 1 November 2016

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 17 October 2016. The next update will be on 15 November. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 % (unchanged)… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 17 October 2016

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Here are the allocations as at 17 October 2016. The next update will be on 1 November. Victoria High Reliability Murray 100 % (unchanged) Broken 100 % (unchanged) Goulburn 100 % (up… Read More »