water markets

Irrigation water: Small blocks lock up water

3 January 2018

NORTHERN Victorian irrigators have been unable to buy more than 11,000 megalitres of prized low-reliability water shares held by more than 3000 lifestyle and other small-scale water users.

Analysis of the Victorian Water register, by H2OX water brokers, has shown there are 3123 owners of LRWS, who each hold 10ML or less. In total these small scale water users hold 11,516ML of the Southern Murray Darling Basin’s lowest-yielding water entitlements.

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