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  • Zone 1, 2 & 3 Lower Murrumbidgee Groundwater WANTED - Temporary & Permanent
        

  • Permanent Murrumbidgee High Security WANTED @ $5,100/ML

  • Permanent Lower Murray Groundwater Entitlement WANTED - call for offers
     

  • Permanent Murrumbidgee General Security Entitlement WANTED - very keen buyers!

15th DECEMBER 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Water Allocation Statements are issued to announce an increase in an allocation for a specific water source and licence category, or to announce an opportunity to access a supplementary flow event.

These statements may also be issued to provide a summary of current allocations, outlook and possible future water availability scenarios for major river valleys and systems.

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the Murrumbidgee on 15/12/17, click on the following link;

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/752069/WAS-Murrumbidgee-Valley-171215.pdf

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the NSW Murray on 15/12/17, click on the following link;

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/752068/WAS-NSW-Murray-and-Lower-Darling-171215.pdf

1st DECEMBER 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Water Allocation Statements are issued to announce an increase in an allocation for a specific water source and licence category, or to announce an opportunity to access a supplementary flow event.

These statements may also be issued to provide a summary of current allocations, outlook and possible future water availability scenarios for major river valleys and systems.

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the Murrumbidgee on 01/12/17, click on the following link;

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/748649/171201-WAS-Murrumbidgee.pdf

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the NSW Murray on 01/12/17, click on the following link;

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/748648/171201-WAS-Murray.pdf


15th NOVEMBER 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Water Allocation Statements are issued to announce an increase in an allocation for a specific water source and licence category, or to announce an opportunity to access a supplementary flow event.

These statements may also be issued to provide a summary of current allocations, outlook and possible future water availability scenarios for major river valleys and systems.

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the Murrumbidgee on 15/11/17, click on the following link;

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/746767/171115-water-allocation-statement-murrumbidgee_INT17-245587.pdf

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the NSW Murray on 15/11/17, click on the following link;



Like to work with us? Trainee Water Broker - Griffith

Trainee Water Broker – Griffith

  • Any age can apply
  • Great opportunity to work autonomously
  • Skills can be transferred from any industry

Wilks Water are industry leaders in water broking across the Murray Darling Basin. We play a facilitation role in the market by bringing buyers and sellers together, reducing search costs, improving information flows and managing regulatory approvals on behalf of our valued clients. Our core values include Honesty & Integrity, Client and Team Focus.

We are pleased to announce that we are now seeking to grow our team in Griffith by engaging a Trainee Water Broker. You will be the first port of call for irrigators and investors - your clients will look to you to guide them through and simplify the water market. To be successful you will assist clients to secure the best deal available, whether they are buying or selling. Your main duties will be:

  • building meaningful and direct relationships with clients
  • ensuring that all trades are fiscally responsible, fulfil contract conditions and satisfy risk and statutory requirements
  • monitoring and understanding client demand & usage patterns and looking for opportunities to enhance their business
  • acting on any opportunities for increased business and market penetration

Generally speaking, successful Water Brokers have an inner drive to succeed and to make the most of their day. These are important qualities to have, given that most of a broker's day is likely to be spent on the phone looking for opportunities for prospective or existing clients. Other key skills that will come in handy are:

  • an ability to work autonomously
  • an ability to effectively communicate
  • an ability to negotiate
  • strong mathematical ability

We are open-minded about the career background of potential applicants. You could be an experienced professional in the water industry, you could be from another industry with transferable skills or alternatively an individual that has what it takes to learn new skills and succeed.

Either way, you will be regarded by your peers as intelligent, determined and keen to influence others with a positive mindset.

Applications are strictly confidential. To apply now, please send your current CV and a covering letter that addresses how you would be successful in the role to tim.phelps@wilkswater.com.au or via post to Wilks Water, PO Box 5633 WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650. For a confidential chat about the position please call Tim Phelps on 0437 909 086. Applications close COB Friday 17th November 2017.


1st NOVEMBER 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Water Allocation Statements are issued to announce an increase in an allocation for a specific water source and licence category, or to announce an opportunity to access a supplementary flow event.

These statements may also be issued to provide a summary of current allocations, outlook and possible future water availability scenarios for major river valleys and systems.

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the Murrumbidgee on 01/11/17, click on the following link;


http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/740471/water-allocation-statement-murrumbidgee-171101.pdf

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the NSW Murray on 01/11/17, click on the following link;

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/740470/water-allocation-statement-murray-171101.pdf


16TH OCTOBER 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Water Allocation Statements are issued to announce an increase in an allocation for a specific water source and licence category, or to announce an opportunity to access a supplementary flow event.

These statements may also be issued to provide a summary of current allocations, outlook and possible future water availability scenarios for major river valleys and systems.

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the Murrumbidgee on 16/10/17, click on the following link;

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/739160/171016-water-allocation-statement-murrumbidgee_INT17-221207.pdf

To view NSW DPI's announcement for the NSW Murray on 16/10/17, click on the following link;




EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and reliable individual to join our team as an Administration Officer.

The Administration Officer role is responsible for reception duties, including answering phone calls, greeting visitors and generally being the first point of contact for the company. In addition, this role is responsible for making sure the business continues to run efficiently in terms of stationary supplies, office amenities, housekeeping, as well as daily mail and banking. The Administration Officer will also be cross-skilled in both Temporary and Permanent trading operations to provide support in those departments.

To be considered for this role you must possess:

  • Advanced numerical ability
  • Absolute precision when entering and recording data
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Sound Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills

 Key responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Reception duties
  • Facilitating the administration of all aspects of temporary or allocation trading, including water transfer lodgements & liaison with regulatory authorities
  • Administrative support for business operational activities
  • Marketing support
  • Mail and banking responsibilities
  • Ad hoc duties as required

We are looking for someone who considers themselves as intelligent, diligent and passionate to build a career. This is a permanent, full-time role.

To apply use the following link to the advert on SEEK;

https://www.seek.com.au/job/34632056?type=standout&userqueryid=a6c46b41db8100024e934a8be7321d55-5232816


3rd OCTOBER 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Murrumbidgee Valley Water allocation update

There is no increase in Murrumbidgee general security allocations at this time. They remain unchanged at 33 per cent of entitlement.

Rainfall has been patchy and dry weather conditions have prevailed across the upper catchments over the past two weeks. As a result, there is no improvement in water availability.

With general security allocation plus carryover having reached 60 per cent, the next available water is to be allocated to the environmental water account (EWA1) and the provisional storage volume account (PSV1), some 50,000 and 25,000 megalitres respectively, in accordance with the water sharing plan rules. Subsequent available water can then be allocated to general security entitlements.

Storage levels (as at 28 September)

  • Blowering Dam is 78 per cent full – falling – holding 1,285,000 megalitres (ML).

  • Burrinjuck Dam is 62 per cent full – steady – holding 635,000 ML.

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology’s three month seasonal outlook for October to December indicates generally average rainfall conditions are likely in the valley, with October likely to be wetter than average. Average temperatures are generally likely in October and November, with the western portion of the valley more likely to experience below average temperatures in October.

Climate influences include a drier signal from the Indian Ocean counteracted by a wetter influence from the Pacific. This means an equal chance of wetter or drier than average conditions across Australia for the three months.

Trade

All Murrumbidgee Valley trade is open. Water users are encouraged to monitor the WaterNSW website at - http://www.waternsw.com.au/customer-service/trading/murrumbidgee - for information regarding the Murrumbidgee inter-valley trade (IVT) account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcement

The next allocation update for the Murrumbidgee Valley will be on Monday 16 October 2017.


NSW Murray and Lower Darling Water allocation update

NSW Murray general security allocation has increased by 1 per cent to 29 per cent of entitlement, with a commensurate increase in allocation to conveyance entitlements. Although it has been mostly dry, showers in September, coupled with better than expected tributary inflow recessions, have contributed to this improvement.

Carryover in accounts has been revised upward by 40 GL to 730 GL, an average of 44 per cent of general security entitlement. Incorrect system debiting of supplementary usage from some general security accounts was found, which meant that these account balances were too low and carryover was underestimated. With the correction it means that overall general security water availability is 73 per cent of entitlement in the valley.

Water users are reminded that repayment of the borrowed Barmah-Millewa environmental water allowance, some 177,000 megalitres (ML), will commence when general security allocations reach 30 per cent of entitlement.

Upper Murray storage levels (as at 28 September 2017)

  • Dartmouth Dam is 84 per cent full – rising – holding 3,244,000 megalitres (ML).

  • Hume Dam is 91 per cent full – steady – holding 2,736,000 ML.

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology’s three month seasonal outlook for October to December indicates generally average rainfall conditions are likely in the valley, with October likely to be wetter than average. Average temperatures are generally likely in October and November, with the western portion of the valley more likely to experience below average temperatures in October.

Climate influences include a drier signal from the Indian Ocean, counteracted by a wetter influence from the Pacific. This means an equal chance of wetter or drier than average conditions across Australia for the three months.

Trade
In the Murray, trade across the Barmah choke remains restricted to ‘no net trade downstream’.

Downstream trade opens automatically to the extent of the volume of any upstream trade.

The trade restriction helps to protect existing downstream entitlement holders from an increased risk of delivery shortfall caused by the limited physical capacity of the Barmah choke.

Water users are encouraged to monitor the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) website at -

http://www.mdba.gov.au/managing-water/water-markets-trade/interstate-water-trade/barmah- choke-trade-balance - for information about the trade balance and status of trade.

Lower Darling water source trade is open, including inter-valley trade.

All Murrumbidgee Valley trade is also open. Water users are encouraged to monitor the WaterNSW website at - http://www.waternsw.com.au/customer-service/trading/murrumbidgee - for information about the Murrumbidgee inter-valley trade (IVT) account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcement

The next allocation update for the NSW Murray and Lower Darling valleys will be on Monday 16 October 2017. 

 


Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements – do you need to register?

     New Commonwealth Government initiative:

Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements – do you need to register?

From 1 July 2017, the Australian Government is introducing a new water entitlements register to increase transparency around foreign investment in Australia. Foreign persons with registrable water entitlements or contractual water rights may need to notify the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).  A stocktake period will take place between 1 July 2017 and 30 November 2017. Following the stocktake period, a foreign person must notify us of certain events regarding their interests every year. This information will be used to create a register of foreign ownership of water entitlements.

A new registration form is available at www.ato.gov.au/waterregister for foreign persons to register their water holdings. This website also contains information on a series of Water register webinars being promoted by the ATO.

For more information, please visit www.ato.gov.au/waterregister or contact 1800 050 377.


MURRUMBIDGEE HIGH SECURITY ENTITLEMENTS WANTED!

Wilks Water has a buyer offering $3,900/ML for decent size parcels of Murrumbidgee High Security entitlements. Allocation must be included.

This buyer will pay more for a large parcel.

Please contact the Wilks Water office on 02 6931 8522 if you are thinking of selling.