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 13, 14
The volume of water taken by Yarra
Clause 16.1 (a)
Clause 13.1 (a)
Clause 14.1 (b)
0 ML
Valley Water in 2016-17
150,124 ML
0 ML5
17.5 ML9 10
Annual water allocation made
Clause 16.1 (b)
Clause 13.1 (a)
Clause 14.1 (c)
Clause 11.1 (a)
available to the Authority
181,460 ML
17,546 ML5
6,833 ML
4,786 ML
Share of storage volume at
Clause 16.1 (b)
N/A
7,350 ML 11
3,641 ML 15
30 June 2017 for carryover
216,722 ML
Compliance with the
Clause 16.1 (c)
N/A
N/A
N/A
entitlement volume
Yes
Any assignment of water allocation
Clause 16.1 (d)
Clause 13.1 (b)
Clause 14.1 (d) 12
Clause 11.1 (b)
or temporary/permanent transfers
Yes2
Nil
6,833 ML
Net 4,785 ML16
of the bulk entitlement
Clause 14.1 (e)
Clause 11.1 (c)
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
Yes2
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
Y
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ARRA VALLEY WATER ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17

 

NOTES FOR COMPLIANCE
WITH BULK ENTITLEMENTS
Greater Yarra System - Thomson River Pool
10. Compliance with the combined annual diversion limit
of 75,000 ML for the holders of Bulk Entitlement (Goulburn
1.
Yarra Valley Water holds the following Bulk Entitlement
System - City West Water) Order 2012, Bulk Entitlement
to the Greater Yarra System - Thomson River Pool
(Goulburn System - South East Water) Order 2012 and
Bulk Entitlement (Greater Yarra System - Thomson
Bulk Entitlement (Goulburn System - Yarra Valley Water)
River Pool - Yarra Valley Water) Order 2014
Order 2012 is assessed using the actual measured annual
- WSE000081 (previously BEE072377)
diversion. Diversions are subject to clause 6.1 of Yarra Valley
2.
Yarra Valley Water’s bulk entitlement was amended
Water’s Statement of Obligations (System Management).
on 1 June 2017 to reflect the changes to the size
11. Yarra Valley Water’s commencement volume
of the Greater Yarra System - Thomson River Pool
on 1 July 2016 was 7,368.1 ML. At 30 June 2017,
to offset the provision of a 3.9% share of inflows into the
Yarra Valley Water held 7,350.6 ML.
Thomson Reservoir to the Victorian Environmental Water
12. Yarra Valley Water has in place water management
Holder. Yarra Valley Water’s bulk entitlement
strategies to manage water allocation holdings in the
volume was reduced from 223,271 ML to 219,776 ML.
River Murray and Goulburn System to maximise the value
3.
Continued compliance with approved metering
of the resources held to their customers and minimise risk
program through Bulk Water Supply Agreement
of spilling water allocation. These strategies include the
between Melbourne Water and Yarra Valley Water
transfer of allocations between Bulk Entitlement Allocation
and Melbourne Water’s System Management Rules
Accounts and trading water allocations. 2,100 ML of trade
Victorian Desalination Project
out of 6,833 ML was moved to our River Murray bulk
entitlement (refer note 17).
4.
Yarra Valley Water holds the following Bulk Entitlement
to the Victorian Desalination Project
River Murray
Bulk Entitlement (Desalinated Water - Yarra Valley Water)
13. Yarra Valley Water holds the following Bulk Entitlements
Order 2014 - WSE000054 (previously BEE050816)
to the River Murray:
5.
In March 2016, the Hon Lisa Neville MP, Minister for
Bulk Entitlement (River Murray - Yarra Valley Water)
Environment, Climate Change and Water made a 50 GL
Order 2012 - WSE000145 (previously BEE072242)
desalinated water order for the 2016-17 year, of which Yarra
14. Yarra Valley Water’s Bulk Entitlements in the River Murray
Valley Water’s share is 18,983 ML. We received 17,546.983
provide for the progressive annual assignment of entitlement
ML of this order which was delivered into the Melbourne
volumes as water saving works and measures from
water supply system. On 16 May 2017, the Minister for Water
G-MW’s Connections Project are completed. The 2016-17
announced a further water order of 15 GL to be delivered
entitlement volume was 7,059.8 ML (3,727.6 ML in Zone 6
during 2017-18.
(Vic Murray - Dartmouth to Barmah) and 4,239.0 ML in Zone
6.
Compliance with our Desalinated Water long-term
7 (Vic Murray - Barmah to SA Border).
average diversion limit of 56,951 ML is assessed
15. Yarra Valley Water’s commencement volume on 1 July
using a five year rolling average diversion.
2016 was 3,640.4 ML (1,676.5 in Zone 6 and 1,963.9 ML
Goulburn System
in Zone 7). At 30 June 2017, Yarra Valley Water held
3,641.9 ML (1,677.4 ML in Zone 6 and 1,964.5 ML in Zone 7).
7.
Yarra Valley Water holds the following Bulk Entitlement
to the Goulburn System
16. Yarra Valley Water has in place water management
strategies to manage water allocations holdings in the
Bulk Entitlement (Goulburn System - Yarra Valley Water)
River Murray and Goulburn System to maximise the value
Order 2012 - WSE000010 (previously BEE072239).
of the resources held to their customers and minimise risk
8.
Yarra Valley Water’s Bulk Entitlements in the Goulburn
of spilling water allocation. These strategies include the
System provide for the progressive annual assignment
transfer of allocations between Bulk Entitlement Allocation
of entitlement volumes as water saving works and measures
Accounts and trading water allocations.
from G-MW’s Connections Project are completed. The 2016-
17.
2,100 ML of water allocation was traded in from Yarra Valley
17 entitlement volume was 10,942 ML.
Water’s Goulburn System bulk entitlement and
9.
17.5 ML of the bulk entitlement was used to maintain the
is netted out against the trade out volume as it is included
operational capacity of the North-South Pipeline and keep
in the Goulburn System volume. Net total trade out for River
the pipeline charged for fire-fighting purposes, as allowed
Murray system was 4,785 ML (gross 6,885 ML including
under clause 6.1 (b) of the Yarra Valley Water’s Statement of
Goulburn system water allocation).
Obligations (System Management).
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