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Lower Darling Regulated River - High Security

State: 
New South Wales
SDL resource unit: 
Lower Darling (SS18)
Priority or reliability: 
High Security
Total volume of the class on issue: 
7,771 ML
Historic reliability of the class: 

Past Available Water Determinations are available from the Available Water Determinations Register.

Further information regarding historic availability is available from the Water Availability Report For the Major Regulated River Systems.

Fees and charges: 

A full outline of fees and charges can be found on the Water Management fees and charges page including Metering Charges.

Bulk Water Charges are available on the NSW State Water website.

Carryover arrangements: 

Carryover rules are outlined by Part 9 of the Water Sharing Plan.

Timing and manner of making allocation announcements: 

Timing:

Initial Available Water Determinations are made 1 July, then further Available Water Determinations may be made when water becomes available for distribution.

Manner:

Allocation announcements are made via media releases, displayed on the NSW Department of Industry Water Available Water Determinations page, and also on the media releases page.

How allocation levels are determined: 

The Available Water Determinations procedure is generally divided into two sections; the available water asset, and system commitments. Once system commitments have been met the available water asset is then available for distribution to the access licence categories in order of priority. The volume of the announced allocation is expressed as the percentage of share component of the licence or as a volume per share. For further details of the methodology please see the General Purpose Accounting Reports for the Lower Darling catchment.

Guidelines for setting Available Water Determinations are set by Part 7 Division 2 of the Water Sharing Plan.

Areas to which this water access right may be traded: 

Dealings and trade are subject to the following rules:

Schedule D of Schedule 1 of the Water Act 2007 (Cwth) states the following:

Trade may occur from Lower Darling (Conditionally) to:
Vic Murray Above the Choke; Vic Murray from Barmah Choke to SA Border; NSW Murray above Barmah Choke; NSW Murray below the Barmah Choke; South Australian Murray.

Back trade allowed from Lower Darling to :
Greater Goulburn; Lower Goulburn, Lower Broken Creek, Murrumbidgee

Conditional back trade is allowed from Lower Darling to:
Part Campaspe, Lower Campaspe, Part Loddon

For a graphical representation - please refer to the Southern-connected Interstate Water Trading Zones Map and to the Trading Zones Table.

Areas from which water access rights may be traded: 

Dealings and trade are subject to the following rules:

Schedule D of Schedule 1 of the Water Act 2007 (Cwth) states the following:

Back trade is allowed into Lower Darling from:
Greater Goulburn, Lower Goulburn, Part Campaspe, Lower Campaspe, Part Loddon, Vic Murray above the Barmah Choke, Lower Broken Creek, Vic Murray from Barmah Choke to SA Border, NSW Murray above Barmah Choke, NSW Murray below Barmah Choke, South Australia Murray, Murrumbidgee.

For a graphical representation - please refer to the Southern-connected Interstate Water Trading Zones Map and to the Trading Zones Table.

Water resource type: 
Regulated System
Form of take: 
Take from a regulated river
Resource Name: 
Lower Darling
Location: 
Updated: 04 Jan 2019