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Lower Darling Regulated River – General Security

State: 
New South Wales
Resource Name: 
Lower Darling
SDL resource unit: 
Lower Darling (SS18)
Priority or reliability: 
General Security
Form of take: 
Take from a regulated river
Total volume of the class on issue: 
79,507 ML
Fees and charges: 

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

Bulk Water Charges are available on the New South Wales State Water website.

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.

Carryover arrangements: 

Carryover rules are outlined by the Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Darling Regulated River – General Security.

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. It is possible for the 1 July Available Water Determinations to equal zero.

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 2 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 the Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Darling Regulated River – General Security.

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 the Lower Darling (conditionally) to:

  • Victorian Murray above the Choke
  • Victorian Murray from Barmah Choke to South Australian Border
  • New South Wales Murray above Barmah Choke
  • New South Wales Murray below the Barmah Choke
  • South Australian Murray.

Back trade allowed from the Lower Darling to:

  • Greater Goulburn
  • Lower Goulburn
  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Murrumbidgee.

Conditional back trade is allowed from the Lower Darling to:

  • Part Campaspe
  • Lower Campaspe
  • Part Loddon.

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

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 the Lower Darling from:

  • Greater Goulburn
  • Lower Goulburn
  • Part Campaspe
  • Lower Campaspe
  • Part Loddon
  • Victorian Murray above the Barmah Choke
  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Victorian Murray from Barmah Choke to South Australian Border
  • New South Wales Murray above Barmah Choke
  • New South Wales Murray below Barmah Choke
  • South Australian Murray
  • Murrumbidgee.

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

Water resource type: 
Regulated System
Updated: 11 Oct 2021