New South Wales Murray River catchment - Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program
MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES
On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.
This website will be updated to reflect these changes.
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
- Coomealla Irrigation Area
- Murray Valley Irrigation Area
Examples of high value environmental assets
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.