Lachlan River catchment - Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program

MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES

On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

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Lachlan River catchment

Lachlan River catchment

State: New South Wales

Water purchased from the Lachlan River catchment can be used to benefit environmental assets in this catchment.

 Major irrigation areas

  1. Jemalong and Wyldes Plains Irrigation Area

 Examples of high value environmental assets

  1. The Great Cumbung Swamp

Australian Government water purchases in the Lachlan River catchment

Catchment Entitlement Type Secured Purchases (ML) Secured Entitlement Purchases - Long Term Average Annual Yield (ML) Other Purchases - Long Term Average Annual Yield (ML) (3) Average price paid per trade ($/ML)(2)
Lachlan High security 733 733   N/A
General security 81,671 34,302   684

Refer to caveats on the 'Purchases Secured under the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program' table on the 'Progress of water recovery under the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin program' page.

Where to obtain information on market prices

Information on market prices in New South Wales is available from the New South Wales Office of Water.

Private water auction houses or brokers can also provide information on historical entitlement trades.

CSIRO Sustainable Yields Report

Note that the catchment boundaries referred to in this report may not directly align with the catchment boundaries represented on this web site.