New South Wales Murray River catchment - Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program

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Map of New South Wales Murray River catchment

NSW Murray River catchment

State: New South Wales

Water purchased from the NSW Murray River catchment can be used to benefit environmental assets in this catchment and downstream.

 Major irrigation areas

  1. Coomealla Irrigation Area
  2. Murray Valley Irrigation Area

 Examples of high value environmental assets

  1. NSW Central Murray State Forests - Ramsar site
  2. River Murray Channel - Living Murray Icon Site

Australian Government water purchases in the NSW Murray River catchment

Catchment Entitlement Type Secured Purchases (ML) Secured Entitlement Purchases - Long Term Average Annual Yield (ML) Other Purchases - Long Term Average Annual Yield (ML) (3) Average price paid per trade ($/ML)(2)
NSW Murray Above Choke - General security 199,100 161,271 1,597 1,131
Below Choke - General security 52,202 42,284   1,087
Below Choke - High security 15,069 14,315   1,901

Refer to caveats on the 'Purchases Secured under the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program' table on the 'Progress of water recovery under the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin program' page.

Where to obtain information on market prices

Information on market prices in New South Wales is available from the New South Wales Office of Water.

Private water auction houses or brokers can also provide information on historical entitlement trades.

CSIRO Sustainable Yields Report