Water Allocations as at 15 August 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 August 2017. The next update will be on 1 September 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 70 % (up from 66 %) Broken 15 % (up… Read More »

Four Corners Fallout

Recently, ABC’s Four Corners ran a story on irrigators in the Northern part of the basin. It covered compliance issues and loopholes that cotton growers were using. You can view the show online here. I’ve been asked a few times what it means for Southerners. The volumes involved in the story are a small in… Read More »

July Water Market and Infrastructure News

The following are popular news articles that came out in July. Huge sale of 92.5 GL from unallocated water in Queensland. Water in Gilbert and Flinders Basin. Fixed price sales. Story New irrigation schemes in Tasmania; the Southern Highlands Scheme and Swan Valley Scheme to come online shortly. Low rainfall not helping. Story Federal Labor… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 1 August 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 1 August 2017. The next update will be on 15 August 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 66 % (unchanged) Broken 6 % (up from 3 %)… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 17 July 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 17 July 2017. The next update will be on 1 August 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 66 % (unchanged) Broken 3 % (up from 1 %)… Read More »

Permanent Prices 2016/17

The past year has been uneventful for permanent prices. On the one hand, we’ve had low temporary prices, but in the long term water will be a valuable asset. So over the past year, the market has moved sideways. Here are the prices for approved trades. Victorian prices are for High Reliability water.

July Water Market Impacts

Here are a handful of news stories which have impacted the water market recently. I’ve tweeted about most of these stories before, so please follow @Water_Broker on Twitter. Darling Buyback William Piguenit, The Flood in the Darling 1890. Recently, Websters Ltd (formerly known as Tandou) sold 22 GL of Darling River water to the Federal… Read More »

Water Allocations as at 3 July 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 3 July 2017. The next update will be on 17 July 2017. Victoria High Reliability Murray 66 % Broken 1 % Goulburn 36 % Campaspe 100… Read More »

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 »