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Compliance publications

This list of archived MDBA compliance and enforcement documents were published prior to Machinery of Government changes on 5 August 2021.

Document title Year published Topic
Compliance and enforcement policy 2018–21 2020 Compliance and enforcement framework
Compliance escalation pathway 2017 Compliance and enforcement framework
MDBA Compliance Priorities 2020–21 2020 Compliance priorities
MDBA Statement of Performance against 2019–2020 Compliance Priorities 2020 Compliance priorities
MDBA Compliance Priorities 2019–20 2019 Compliance priorities
MDBA Compliance Priorities 2018–19 2018 Compliance priorities
Queensland Matter 19 reporting 2019–20 2021 Water resource plan compliance reporting
Collaboration protocol with the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy – Queensland 2019 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
Collaboration protocol with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (formerly Department of Industry) – New South Wales 2019 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
Collaboration protocol with the Natural Resources Access Regulator – New South Wales 2019 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
Collaboration protocol with the Department of Environment and Water – South Australia 2019 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
Collaboration protocol with the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority – Australian Capital Territory 2019 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
Collaboration protocol with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Basin Rural Water Corporations in Victoria 2020 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
Memorandum of Understanding with the NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator 2018 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
MDBA-NRAR 2018–2019 work program 2018 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
MDBA-NRAR 2019–2021 work program 2018 Intergovernmental agreements on compliance
Basin compliance compact and independent review 2018 Basin Compliance Compact
Annual quality assurance report on hydrometric data for the River Murray system 2018–19 2020 Water information
Annual quality assurance report on hydrometric data for the River Murray system 2017–18 2020 Water information
Water Information Quality Assurance Framework 2018 Water information
Background to the development of guidelines for improved water information to aid Basin Plan compliance 2018 Water information
Model improvement program 2018 Water information
Explanatory summary of practice notes – floodplain harvesting 2019 Water information
Best Practice Guidelines for minimum metering thresholds 2019 Metering
Pattern approved ‘non-urban’ water meters 2020 Metering
Pattern approved metering requirements for the Murray–Darling Basin states – updated March 2021 2021 Metering
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 14 – March 2021 2021 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 13 – December 2020 2020 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 12 – September 2020 2020 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 11 – June 2020 2020

Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance

Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 10 – 26 March 2020 2020 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 9 – November 2019 2019 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 8 – September 2019 2019 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority - meeting 7 – June 2019 2019 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 6 – February 2019 2019 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 5 – November 2018 2018 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 4 – August 2018 2018 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 3 – May 2018 2018 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 2 – April 2018 2018 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Independent Assurance Committee – report to the Authority – meeting 1 – March 2018 2018 Independent Assurance Committee on Compliance
Advice from Independent Assurance Committee to Authority on Productivity Commission report 2019 Independent advice
The Murray–Darling Basin Water Compliance Review 2017 Compliance Review
Sustainable Diversion Limit Reporting and Compliance Framework – Summary 2018 Sustainable Diversion Limit Compliance and Reporting
The Sustainable Diversion Limit Reporting and Compliance Framework 2018 Sustainable Diversion Limit Compliance and Reporting
SDL Reporting and Compliance Framework Stakeholder Webinars – August 2018 – What we heard 2018 Sustainable Diversion Limit Compliance and Reporting
Model improvement program for MDBA hydrological models 2018 Model improvement program

Cap register up to 2019–20 water year

2021 Cap register
A quick guide to the Cap register 2019 Cap register
Annual diversions from the River Murray and its Tributaries by state and river sections  2021 Annual diversions from the River Murray and its tributaries
Diversion Formula Register for the Murray–Darling Basin 2018 Formulas
Cap register up to 2017–18 water year 2019 Archived Cap registers
Cap Register up to 2016–17 water year 2018 Archived Cap registers
Cap Register up to 2015–16 water year 2017 Archived Cap registers
Cap register up to 2014–15 water year 2017 Archived Cap registers
Cap register up to 2013–14 water year 2017 Archived Cap registers
Cap register up to 2012–13 water year 2017 Archived Cap registers
Water audit monitoring report 2011–12 2016 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2010–11 2012 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2009–10 2011 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2008–09 2010 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2007–08 2009 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2006–07 2008 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2005–06 2007 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2004–05 2006 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2003–04 (includes a special audit of the NSW Barwon-Darling/Lower Darling Cap Valley) 2005 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2002–03 2004 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2001–02 2003 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 2000–01 2002 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 1999–2000 2001 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 1998–99 2000 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 1997–98 1999 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 1996–97 (report on the final year of the interim Cap on diversions – produced in 1998 this report finalises the format of WAM reporting) 1998 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Water audit monitoring report 1994–95 1997 Water audit monitoring reports on Cap implementation
Special Cap audit Moonie River Cap Compliance 2014–15 and 2015–16 2017 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Queensland response to Moonie Special Audit 2018 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2011–12 2012 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2010–11 2011 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2009–10 2010 Independent audits on Cap implementation

Review of Cap implementation 2008–09 (includes a special audit of the NSW Barwon-Darling/Lower Darling Valleys)

2009 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2007–08 2009 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2006–07 2008 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2005–06 (includes a special audit of the Barwon-Darling/Lower Darling Valley) 2007 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2004–05 (includes a special audit of the Barwon-Darling/Lower Darling Valley) 2006 Independent audits on Cap implementation

Review of Cap implementation 2003–04 (please note: a special audit for NSW Barwon-Darling/Lower Darling Valleys is included in the Water Audit Monitoring report 2003-04)

2005 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2002–03 (includes a special audit of the NSW Macquarie and Barwon-Darling/Lower Darling Valleys) 2004 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2001–02 (includes a special audit of the Lachlan and Gwydir Valleys) 2003 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 2000–01 (please note: Special audit trigger reached for the NSW Lachlan, Namoi and Barwon-Darling/Lower Darling Valleys. Compliance was assessed by IAG against available information) 2002 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implentation 1999–2000 (please note: a special audit of the NSW Border Rivers and the Gwydir Valleys can be found under ‘Reviews and audits’ below.) 2001 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 1998–99 (please note: a special audit of the NSW Barwon-Darling and Lachlan Valleys can be found under ‘Reviews and audits’ below) 1999 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 1997–98 1998 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of Cap implementation 1996–97 1997 Independent audits on Cap implementation
Review of the operation of the Cap (Overview reports of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission (August 2000)) 2000 Reviews and audits
Review of the operation of the Cap (Overview report of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission (August 2000) including the four companion papers) 2000 Reviews and audits
Review of the operation of the Cap (1998–99 Supplementary audit of the Barwon-Darling and Lachlan Valleys report) 2000 Reviews and audits
Review of the operation of the Cap (1999–2000 supplementary special Cap audit Gwydir Valley NSW Border Rivers report) 2001 Reviews and audits
Companion papers to the overview reports (Companion paper 1 – ecological sustainability of rivers) 2000 Reviews and audits
Companion papers to the overview reports (Companion paper 2 – economic and social impacts) 2000 Reviews and audits
Companion papers to the overview reports (Companion paper 3 – equity) 2000 Reviews and audits
Companion papers to the overview reports (Companion paper 4 – implementation and compliance) 2000 Reviews and audits
IAG reports on review of Queensland water resource plans (Audit report on draft Condamine-Balonne water resource plan – February 2004) 2004 Reviews and audits
IAG reports on review of Queensland water resource plans (Audit of Queensland water resource plan – June 2001) 2001 Reviews and audits
IAG reports on review of Queensland water resource plans (Review of the Cap implementation progress report on the Queensland WAMP and WMP process – March 1999) 1999 Reviews and audits
IAG reports on review of Queensland water resource plans (Review of the Cap implementation – Queensland WAMP implementation - February 1998) 1998 Reviews and audits
Strategic Priorities – Basin Plan water trading rules 2016 Strategic priorities
Guidelines for annual reporting on water compliance activities 2019 Water compliance reporting
Murray–Darling Basin Authority compliance activity reports 2019–20 2021 Water compliance reporting
Murray–Darling Basin Authority compliance activity reports 2018–19 2019 Water compliance reporting
Murray–Darling Basin Authority compliance activity reports 2017–18 2018 Water compliance reporting
MDBA-NRAR joint work program 2018–19 2019 Water compliance reporting
Register of non-compliance allegations – June 2021 2021 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – March 2021 2021 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – November 2020 2020 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – May 2020 2020 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – January 2020 2020 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations - August 2019 2019 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – April 2019 2019 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – January 2019 2019 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – October 2018 2018 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – July 2018 2018 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – February 2018 2018 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of non-compliance allegations – November 2017 2017 Register of allegations of non-compliance received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority
Register of measures to protect water for the environment - at a glance (2020) 2020 Measures to protect water for the environment
Register of measures to protect water for the environment (2020) 2020 Measures to protect water for the environment
Environmental water protection measures register – at a glance (2018) 2018 Measures to protect water for the environment
Interim register of measures to protect environmental water in the Murray–Darling Basin (2018) 2018 Measures to protect water for the environment
Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact 2018 Basin Compliance Compact
Compliance Compact Review 2021 Review of the Basin Compliance Compact 2021
Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Report 2020 2021 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2020
Independent Assurance Committee letter 2021 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2020
Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Report 2019 2019 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2019
Independent Assurance Committee letter 2019 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2019
MDBA response to the IAC’s recommendations 2019 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2019
NSW response to the recommendations 2019 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2019
Victorian response to the recommendations 2019 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2019
South Australian response to the recommendations 2019 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2019
Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Interim Assurance Report 2018 2018 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2018
Independent Assurance Committee letter 2018 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2018
NSW letter in response to the recommendations 2018 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2018
Queensland letter in response to the recommendations 2018 Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2018
Report of the independent reviewer: Basin Compliance Compact 2018 Independent review of the Basin Compliance Compact
Support document for the report of the independent reviewer: Basin Compliance Compact 2018 Independent review of the Basin Compliance Compact
Introduction to water trading rules 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Trading prices to be made available 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Managing surface water trade restrictions 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Rules for irrigation infrastructure operators 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Approval processes for trade of water access rights 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Restrictions on trade when water announcements are not generally available 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Information and reporting requirements 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Use of exchange rates 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Restrictions on the delivery of water under a tagged water access entitlement established on or after 22 October 2010 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Trade of groundwater water access rights 2014 Guidelines for the Water Trading Rules
Prerequisite policy measures – MDBA position statement 2019 Prerequisite policy measures
Prerequisite policy measures assessment: River Murray System 2019 Assessment reports
Prerequisite policy measures assessment: Victoria 2019 Assessment reports
Prerequisite policy measures assessment: South Australia 2019 Assessment reports
Prerequisite policy measures assessment: New South Wales 2019 Assessment reports
Independent review of the MDBA’s assessment of the prerequisite policy measures assessment implementation 2019 Assessment reports
Prerequisite Policy Measures Implementation in Victoria 2019 Reports from Basin state governments
Prerequisite Policy Measures Implementation in South Australia 2019 Reports from Basin state governments
Prerequisite Policy Measures Implementation in New South Wales 2019 Reports from Basin state governments
Prerequisite Policy Measures – Commitment letter 2019 Reports from Basin state governments
Addressing the criteria to assess the Pre-requisite policy measures 2019 Reports from Basin state governments
Compliance Audit – Irrigation Infrastructure Operators 2021 Audit and assurance
Audit and assurance annual work program 2020–21 2020 Audit and assurance
Victorian Lower Murray Metering Review 2020 Metering reviews
Lower Murrumbidgee Metering Review 2019 Metering reviews
Condamine Alluvium Metering Review 2019 Metering reviews
South Australian Metering Review 2020 Metering reviews
Trade Price Audit Overview 2019 2019 Water trade price reporting audit
Water Trade Price Reporting under the Basin Plan – Part 1: Basin state processes and procedures for collecting water trade price information 2019 2019 Water trade price reporting audit
Water Trade Price Reporting under the Basin Plan – Part 2: Independent assurance report of individual trades 2019 2019 Water trade price reporting audit
Water Trade Price Reporting under the Basin Plan –  Independent assurance report of individual trades – Trade Price Audit – Part 2 summary 2019 2019 Water trade price reporting audit
Water Trade Price Reporting under the Basin Plan – 2019 Water Trade Price Reporting Audit: Management Response 2019 2019 Water trade price reporting audit
Review of the Northern Rivers Connectivity Event during the Temporary Water Restrictions 2018 Audit and assurance
Review of the operation of Section 12.02 of the Basin Plan – Review Report 2021 Review of the operation of subsections 12.02(2) to (4) of the Basin Plan
Review of the Southern Spring Flow Event 2019 2021 Audit and assurance
Warrego–Paroo–Nebine Water Resource Plan Compliance Audit 2021 Audit and assurance

Compliance strategy

2014 Compliance and enforcement framework

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Updated: 06 Oct 2021