BULK ENTITLEMENTS REPORT
Yarra Valley Water holds Bulk Entitlements to the water
resources of the Greater Yarra River - Thomson Basin and
to the Victorian Desalination Project. In addition, Yarra
Valley Water holds Bulk Entitlements in the River Murray
and Goulburn System of up to 25,000 ML annually of water
savings, as a result of its investment in Goulburn-Murray
Water’s Connections Project.
Greater Yarra
Victorian
System - Thomson
Desalination
Goulburn
River
Reporting obligation
River Pool1,2
Project4
System 7, 8
Murray 14, 15
The volume of water taken by
Clause 16.1 (a)
Clause 13.1 (a)
Clause 14.1 (b)
0 ML
Yarra Valley Water in 2015-16
159,762 ML
0 ML5
0 ML
Annual water allocation made
Clause 16.1 (b)
N/A
Clause 14.1 (c)
Clause 11.1 (a)
available to the Authority
92,328 ML
8,015 ML
5,055 ML
Share of storage volume at
Clause 16.1 (b)
N/A
7,755 ML 10
3,832 ML 16
30 June 2016 for carryover
185,885 ML
Compliance with the
Clause 16.1 (c)
N/A
N/A
N/A
entitlement volume
Yes
Any assignment of water
Clause 16.1 (d)
Clause 13.1 (b)
Clause 14.1 (d)11
Clause 11.1 (b)
allocation or temporary/
Nil
Nil
Net 8,001 ML12
5,028 ML
permanent transfers of
Clause 14.1 (e)
Clause 11.1 (c)
the bulk entitlement
Nil
Nil
Approval, amendment and
Clause 16.1 (e)
N/A
N/A
N/A
implementation of approved
Continued
metering program
implementation3
Any amendment to the
Clause 16.1 (f)
Clause 13.1 (c)
Clause 14.1 (f)
Clause 11.1 (d)
bulk entitlement
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Any new bulk entitlement
Clause 16.1 (g)
Clause 13.1 (d)
Nil
Nil
granted to Yarra Valley Water
Nil
Nil
Compliance with the
N/A
Clause 13.1 (e)
N/A
N/A
bulk entitlement
Continued
compliance 6
Any failures to comply with any
Clause 16.1 (h)
Clause 13.1 (f)
Clause 14.1 (g)
Clause 11.1 (e)
provision of the bulk entitlement
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Any difficulty experienced
Clause 16.1 (i)
Clause 13.1 (g)
Clause 14.1 (h)
Clause 11.1 (f)
in complying with the bulk
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
entitlement and if so, any
remedial action taken or proposed
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NOTES FOR COMPLIANCE
WITH BULK ENTITLEMENTS
Greater Yarra System - Thomson River Pool
10. Yarra Valley Water’s commencement volume on
1 July 2015 was 7,741.9 ML. At 30 June 2016,
1.
Yarra Valley Water holds the following Bulk Entitlement
Yarra Valley Water held 7,755.9 ML.
to the Greater Yarra System - Thomson River Pool:
11. Yarra Valley Water has in place water management
• Bulk Entitlement (Greater Yarra System -
strategies to manage water allocation holdings in the
Thomson River Pool - Yarra Valley Water)
River Murray and Goulburn System to maximise the value
Order 2014 - BEE072377.
of the resources held to their customers and minimise
risk of spilling water allocation. These strategies include
2.
Yarra Valley Water’s bulk entitlement amounts
the transfer of allocations between Bulk Entitlement
to 223,271 ML.
Allocation Accounts and trading water allocations.
3.
Continued compliance with approved metering
12. 700 ML of water allocation was traded in from Yarra
program through Bulk Water Supply Agreement
Valley Water’s River Murray System bulk entitlement
between Melbourne Water and Yarra Valley Water
and is netted out against the trade out volume as it is
and Melbourne Water’s System Management Rules.
included in the River Murray volume. Gross total trade
out for Goulburn system was 8,701.3 ML.
Victorian Desalination Project
River Murray
4.
Yarra Valley Water holds the following Bulk
Entitlement to the Victorian Desalination Project:
13. Yarra Valley Water holds the following Bulk
Entitlements to the River Murray:
• Bulk Entitlement (Desalinated Water -
Yarra Valley Water) Order 2014 - BEE050816.
• Bulk Entitlement (River Murray - Yarra Valley Water)
Order 2012 - BEE072242.
5.
On 1 April 2015, the Minister for Environment,
Climate Change and Water made a zero desalinated
14. Yarra Valley Water’s Bulk Entitlements in the River
water order for the 2015-16 year.
Murray provide for the progressive annual assignment
of entitlement volumes as water saving works and
6.
Compliance with our desalinated water long-term
measures from Goulburn-Murray Water’s Connections
average diversion limit of 56,951 ML is assessed
Project are completed. The 2015-16 entitlement volume
using a 5-year rolling average diversion.
was 7,059.8 ML (3,291.6 ML in Zone 6 (Vic Murray -
Dartmouth to Barmah) and 3,768.2 ML in Zone 7
Goulburn System
(Vic Murray - Barmah to SA Border).
7.
Yarra Valley Water holds the following Bulk
15. Yarra Valley Water’s commencement volume on
Entitlement to the Goulburn System:
1 July 2015 was 3,805.0 ML (1,964.7 in Zone 6 and
1,840.3 ML in Zone 7). At 30 June 2016, Yarra Valley
• Bulk Entitlement (Goulburn System -
Water held 3,832.0 ML (1,764.7 ML in Zone 6 and
Yarra Valley Water) Order 2012 - BEE072239.
2,067.3 ML in Zone 7).
8.
Yarra Valley Water’s Bulk Entitlements in the Goulburn
16. Yarra Valley Water has in place water management
System provide for the progressive annual assignment
strategies to manage water allocations holdings in the
of entitlement volumes as water saving works and
River Murray and Goulburn System to maximise the value
measures from Goulburn-Murray Water’s Connections
of the resources held to their customers and minimise
Project are completed. The 2015-16 entitlement volume
risk of spilling water allocation. These strategies include
was 10,405.7 ML.
the transfer of allocations between Bulk Entitlement
9.
Compliance with the combined annual diversion limit of
Allocation Accounts and trading water allocations.
75,000 ML for the holders of Bulk Entitlement (Goulburn
System - City West Water) Order 2012, Bulk Entitlement
(Goulburn System - South East Water) Order 2012 and
Bulk Entitlement (Goulburn System - Yarra Valley Water)
Order 2012 is assessed using the actual measured
annual diversion. Diversions are subject to clause 6.1
of Yarra Valley Water’s Statement of Obligations
(System Management).
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