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

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Murrumbidgee River catchment

Murrumbidgee River catchment

State: New South Wales

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

 Major irrigation areas

  1. Lowbidgee Irrigation Area
  2. Hay Irrigation Area
  3. Murrumbidge Irrigation Area
  4. Coleambally Irrigation Area

 Examples of high value environmental assets

  1. Fivebough and Tuckerbil Swamps - Ramsar site
  2. Ginini Flats Wetland Complex - Ramsar site

Australian Government water purchases in the Murrumbidgee 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)
Murrumbidgee High security 4,515 4,289   1,708
General security 188,840 120,857   907
Supplementary 20,821 2,915   218

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.