South Australian Murray 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.
South Australian Murray River catchment
State: South Australia
Water purchased from the South Australian Murray River catchment can be used to benefit environmental assets in this catchment and downstream.
Major irrigation areas
- Langhorne Creek Irrigation Area
- Jervois Irrigation Area
- Riverland Irrigation Area
Examples of high value environmental assets
- Coorong, and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert Wetland - Ramsar site
Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth - Living Murray Icon Site
- River Murray Channel - Living Murray Icon Site
- Banrock station wetland complex - Ramsar site
- Riverland - Ramsar site
Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay-Wallpolla Islands - Living Murray Icon Site
Australian Government water purchases in the SA Murray 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)|
|SA Murray||SA High security||95,933||86,340||1,985|
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
The South Australian government does not currently have a website of trades. Manual interrogation of transfer applications or the state register itself is required. General information may be available from the South Australian Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation.
Private water auction houses or brokers can also provide information on historical entitlement trades.