Author Archives: Lionel Pengilley

Water Allocations as at 17 September 2018

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Victoria High Reliability Murray 78 % (up from 71 %) Broken 9 % (up from 4 %) Goulburn 70 % (up from 56 %) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 70 % (up… Read More »

Environmental Water for Sale (Plus Other News)

20 GL Goulburn Valley Environmental Water Tender The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder will sell 20 GL of temporary allocation water. It will be through a tender process which is open from 10:00 am Monday 3 September 2018 to 2:00pm Wednesday 5 September 2018. Bids can be for parcels from 5 ML to 500 ML. You… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 3 September 2018

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Victoria High Reliability Murray 71 % (up from 59 %) Broken 4 % (up from 1 %) Goulburn 56 % (up from 47 %) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 56 % (up… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 15 August 2018

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Victoria High Reliability Murray 59 % (up from 49 %) Broken 1 % (up from 0 %) Goulburn 47 % (up from 37 %) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 47 % (up… Read More »

Size of Water Market Investors

Water markets in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin are unbundled. That means ownership of water entitlements is not tied to a parcel of land. This has enabled investors to buy water entitlements and sell the temporary allocation water every year, without owning a farm. In this article, “investor” means investors in water entitlements who are not… Read More »

Water Market Movers for August 2018

Permanent Water Prices Prices continue to climb strongly. The Australian Financial Review has written a profile piece on a buyer who recently paid $4265 per ML for SA Murray water and $5020 for NSW Murray High Security water. Other trading zones will have different prices, but it goes to show how much things have changed… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 1 August 2018

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Victoria High Reliability Murray 49 % (up from 47 %) Broken 0 % (unchanged) Goulburn 37 % (up from 34 %) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 37 % (up from 34 %)… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 16 July 2018

Water authorities periodically update the water allocations. This is the percentage of the share component given to each water licence as allocation water. Victoria High Reliability Murray 47 % (up from 41 %) Broken 0 % (unchanged) Goulburn 34 % (up from 32 %) Campaspe 100 % (unchanged) Loddon 34 % (up from 32 %)… Read More »

When is the Best Time to Trade Temp Water?

I’ve heard many theories on when is the best time of year to trade temporary water. Some say summer has the highest prices because that’s when most water is used. Some say the end of the year has the highest prices because there are irrigators needing to buy for their overuse. Some say it’s the… Read More »