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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.


15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Murrumbidgee Valley Water allocation update

The Murrumbidgee general security allocation has been increased by 4 per cent to 33 per cent of entitlement. This means, with carryover, overall general security water availability is 60 per cent in the valley. Intermittent rain in the upper catchment has continued in the past fortnight ensuring that storage levels continue to rise, with downstream tributaries below Wagga Wagga contributing inflows to the main river.

With general security allocation plus carryover now reaching 60 per cent, there is a requirement under the water sharing plan to begin to allocate 50,000 megalitres to the environmental water account (EWA1) and 25,000 megalitres to the provisional storage volume account (PSV1). This is required before general security allocations rise further.

Storage levels (as at 14 September)

  • Blowering Dam is 82 per cent full – falling – holding 1,350,000 megalitres (ML).

  • Burrinjuck Dam is 60 per cent full – steady – holding 619,000 ML.

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates that generally average rainfall conditions are likely in the valley from October to December, with some areas likely to experience below average rainfall in November. Above average temperatures are also likely during the three months.

Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), remain neutral, so there is no strong driver pushing our climate towards widespread significantly wetter or drier conditions.

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 about the Murrumbidgee IVT account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcements
The next allocation update for the Murrumbidgee Valley will be on Tuesday 3 October 2017. 

NSW Murray and Lower Darling Water allocation update

NSW Murray general security allocation has increased by 8 per cent to 28 per cent of entitlement, with a commensurate increase in allocation to conveyance entitlements. This means that with carryover, overall general security water availability is 69 per cent of entitlement in the valley.

Water users are reminded that repayment of the borrowed Barmah-Millewa environmental water allowance, some 173,000 megalitres (ML), will commence when general security allocations reach 30 per cent of entitlement.

The improvement is largely due to rainfall in the last two weeks and on-going better than expected tributary recessions from flow peaks earlier in August.

Upper Murray storage levels (as at 14 September 2017)

  • Dartmouth Dam is 83 per cent full – rising – holding 3,194,000 megalitres (ML).

  • Hume Dam is 90 per cent full – rising – holding 2,720,000 ML.

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates that generally average rainfall conditions are likely in the valley from October to December, with some areas likely to experience below average rainfall in November. Above average temperatures are also likely during the three months.

Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), remain neutral, so there is no strong driver pushing our climate towards widespread significantly wetter or drier conditions.

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 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 IVT account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcement
The next allocation update for the NSW Murray and Lower Darling valleys will be on Tuesday 3 October 2017.




1st SEPTEMBER 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Murrumbidgee Valley

Water allocation update

Murrumbidgee general security allocation has increased by 6 per cent to 29 per cent of entitlement for the 2017/18 water year. The rainfall in mid-August was the main contributor to this increase in water allocations. However, flows into the main storages are still well below the long term average for this time of year.

This assessment is based on finalised average carryover figures, some 27 per cent of entitlement, meaning that overall general security water availability is 56 per cent of entitlement.

Storage levels (as at 30 August)

  • Blowering Dam is 83 per cent full – falling – holding 1,354,000 megalitres (ML).

  • Burrinjuck Dam is 58 per cent full – steady – holding 600,000 ML.

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates that generally average rainfall conditions are likely in the valley from September to November. The eastern portion of the valley is also likely to experience above average temperatures from September to November.

Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), continue to remain neutral. More localised influences are likely to be affecting this outlook, such as sea surface temperatures around the Australian coastline, as well as high pressures to the south of the continent which are encouraging more easterly flow across Australia.

Trade

Trade into (and within) the Murrumbidgee Valley is open, and trade out of the Murrumbidgee Valley opened on Friday, 28 July 2017. Water users are encouraged to monitor the WaterNSW website at - http://www.waternsw.com.au/customer-service/trading/murrumbidgee - for information about the Murrumbidgee IVT account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcements

The next allocation update for the Murrumbidgee Valley will be on Friday 15 September 2017, and will contain an updated probability analysis showing likely improvement in water availability under different inflow scenarios, including the rocket diagram. 

NSW Murray and Lower Darling 

Water allocation update

NSW Murray general security allocation has increased by 7 per cent to 20 per cent of entitlement, with a commensurate increase in allocation to conveyance entitlements. This improvement is largely due to significant rainfall in the last two weeks.

Upper Murray storage levels (as at 31 August 2017)

  • Dartmouth Dam is 82 per cent full – steady – holding 3,157,000 megalitres (ML).

  • Hume Dam is 89 per cent full – rising – holding 2,671,000 ML.

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates that generally average rainfall conditions are likely in the valley from September to November. The eastern portion of the valley is also likely to experience above average temperatures from September to November.

Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), continue to remain neutral. More localised influences are likely to be affecting this outlook, such as sea surface temperatures around the Australian coastline, as well as higher pressures to the south of the continent which are encouraging more easterly flow across Australia.

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 protects 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 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 IVT account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcements

The next allocation update for the NSW Murray and Lower Darling valleys will be on Friday 15 September 2017, and will contain an updated probability analysis showing likely improvement in water availability under different inflow scenarios, including the rocket diagram. 












15th AUGUST 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Murrumbidgee Valley

Water allocation update

Allocations

Murrumbidgee general security allocation has increased by 3 per cent of entitlement to be now 23 per cent of entitlement for the 2017/18 water year. This small improvement is due to inflows to the upper storages produced by rainfall during last week.

This assessment is based on finalised average carryover figures, some 27 per cent of entitlement, meaning that overall general security water availability is 50 per cent of entitlement.

Storage levels (as at 14 August)

  • Blowering Dam is 78 per cent full – steady – holding 1,288,000 megalitres (ML).

Burrinjuck Dam is 55 per cent full – steady – holding 570,000 ML.

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates that below average rainfall conditions over much of the Murrumbidgee Valley are likely to continue from August to October, particularly in August. It is also highly likely that above average temperatures will continue over the coming three months, with a greater than 80 per cent chance of warmer than average days and nights.

Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), continue to remain neutral.

Trade

Trade into (and within) the Murrumbidgee Valley is open, and trade out of the Murrumbidgee Valley opened on Friday, 28 July 2017. Water users are encouraged to monitor the WaterNSW website at - http://www.waternsw.com.au/customer-service/trading/murrumbidgee - for information about the Murrumbidgee IVT account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcements

The next allocation update for the Murrumbidgee Valley will be on Friday 1 September 2017. 

NSW Murray 

Water allocation update

Allocations

There is no increase in NSW Murray regulated river general security allocation at this time with water availability remaining unchanged.

Rainfall was low across upper Murray catchments during July, with Murray inflows likely to be exceeded 95 in 100 years (95% Annual Exceedance Probability).

Upper Murray storage levels (as at 14 August 2017)

  • Dartmouth Dam is 79 per cent full – steady – holding 3,060,000 megalitres (ML).

Hume Dam is 80 per cent full – rising – holding 2,403,000 ML.

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates that below average rainfall conditions over much of the Murray Valley are likely to continue from August to October, particularly in August. It is also highly likely that above average temperatures will continue over the coming three months, with a greater than 80 per cent chance of warmer than average days and nights.

Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), continue to remain neutral.

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 protects 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 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 open (as of 14 August 2017). Water users are encouraged to monitor the WaterNSW website at - http://www.waternsw.com.au/customer- service/trading/murrumbidgee - for information about the Murrumbidgee IVT account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcements

The next allocation update for the NSW Murray and Lower Darling valleys will be on Friday 1 September 2017.





1st AUGUST 2017 - ALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Murrumbidgee Valley

Water allocation update

Allocations
There is no increase in Murrumbidgee regulated river general security allocation at this time.

Given the dry conditions experienced in June and July, combined with storage inflows tracking close to historical minimums, there is no improvement to resources. Caution has been applied to the operational loss allowance to ensure irrigation supplies can be delivered in full despite the dry seasonal outlook.

This assessment is based on an updated carryover volume of 27 per cent of entitlement, meaning that overall general security water availability is 47 per cent of entitlement. Interestingly, about 90 per cent of general security licence holders carried over the maximum 30 per cent of entitlement.

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) commenced an in-stream environmental watering action from Murrumbidgee storages on 24 July 2017 aimed at improving condition of the mid-Murrumbidgee wetlands and stimulating native fish migration. This watering is scheduled to continue until mid-August 2017. 

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates that below average rainfall conditions over much of the Murrumbidgee Valley are likely to continue from August to October, particularly in August. It is also highly likely that above average temperatures will continue over the coming three months, with greater than 80 per cent chance of warmer than average days and nights.

Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), continue to remain neutral.

Trade

Trade into (and within) the Murrumbidgee Valley is open, and trade out of the Murrumbidgee Valley opened on Friday, 28 July 2017. Water users are encouraged to monitor the WaterNSW website at - http://www.waternsw.com.au/customer-service/trading/murrumbidgee - for information about the Murrumbidgee IVT account balance and closure triggers. 

Next announcements

The next allocation update for the Murrumbidgee Valley will be on Tuesday 15 August 2017, and will contain an updated probability analysis showing likely improvement in water availability under different inflow scenarios, including the rocket diagram. 

NSW Murray and Lower Darling Water allocation update

Allocations
There is no increase in NSW Murray regulated river general security allocation at this time.

July has been extremely dry with Murray inflows forecast to exceed 98 in 100 years (98% Annual Exceedance Probability).

This assessment is based on an updated carryover volume of 41 per cent of entitlement, meaning that overall general security water availability is 54 per cent of entitlement. Of note, about 60 per cent of licence holders carried over the maximum 50 per cent entitlement. 

Climatic outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology seasonal outlook indicates that below average rainfall conditions over much of the Murray Valley are likely to continue from August to October, particularly in August. It is also highly likely that above average temperatures will continue over the coming three months, with greater than 80 per cent chance of warmer than average days and nights.

Both of Australia's major climate drivers at this time of year, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), continue to remain neutral.

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 protects existing downstream entitlement holders from the risk of delivery shortfall caused by the limited physical capacity of the Barmah choke.

Water users are encouraged to monitor the 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. 

Trade into (and within) the Murrumbidgee Valley is open, and trade out of the Murrumbidgee Valley opened on Friday, 28 July 2017. Water users are encouraged to monitor the WaterNSW website at - http://www.waternsw.com.au/customer-service/trading/murrumbidgee - for information about the Murrumbidgee IVT account balance and closure triggers.

Next announcements

The next allocation update for the NSW Murray and Lower Darling valleys will be on Tuesday 15 August 2017, and will contain an updated probability analysis showing likely improvement in water availability under different inflow scenarios, including the rocket diagram.