Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Water Recovery Report - As at 30 June 2009



Monday, 7 December 2009

General notes about the tables

  1. Owner refers to the owner of the licence entitlement after the project has been completed. Projects may result in ownership transferring from one government to another government.
  2. Program refers to the name of the program that may operate across governments to recover environmental water (e.g. Water for Rivers and the Living Murray Initiative (TLM)). The Commonwealth’s Water for the Future program includes Water Smart Australia, Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program, and Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin. These have been shown as the program in this report.
  3. Projects are the specific initiatives that have been completed under a program. Some projects may have the same name as the program.
  4. Type of initiative refers to the type of recovery initiatives including:
    • purchasing entitlements from market;
    • purchasing allocations from market (this is called temporary water e.g. a volume of water that is only secured for use in single year);
    • savings from infrastructure improvements; and
    • other (e.g. groundwater, gifts, identified savings from government reviews of water requirements by government).
  5. Volumes are expressed in long-term cap equivalents (LTCE), where available.  If the LTCE has not been determined or provided the volume is expressed as either the entitlement volume or the temporary volume of water purchased (allocation). The recovered volumes are reported separately and should not be aggregated. Volumes are expressed in gigalitres (GL).
  6. The reliability class refers to the level of security associated with the license. This determines the percentage of water that may be allocated to a entitlement holder in a particular valley in any year.
  7. Cost of water recovered reflects the actual cost of the project to recover the water in millions of dollars. This has been separated into the costs associated with recovering LTCE water and entitlement water.
  8. Funding by source reflects the levels of financial contributions by government and other stakeholders to each project. Included within Other Government are the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Melbourne Water, Goulburn-Murray Water, Grampians-Wimmera-Mallee Water and catchment management authorities.
  9. Date completed is the date when the water recovered has became available to use in environmental watering. For TLM projects this is the date when the water recovered has been listed on the Environmental Water Register.
  10. Water for Rivers is a joint initiative between New South Wales ($150 million), Victoria ($150 million) and the Commonwealth ($75 million) to recover 282 GL (70 GL for the River Murray and 212 GL for the Snowy River) for environmental flows.  The entitlement is recovered within the Basin and is applied 1/3 to the River Murray and 2/3 to the Snowy River (outside the MDB). In addition, the Commonwealth has provided additional funding of $50 million to assist Water for Rivers to achieve the outcome.
  11. Funding by source dollars reported in the tables may not add to the total cost columns. This is due to rounding of the individual contributions and does not change the total cost figures.

Owner

Program / Project Title / Type of Initiative

Volume recovered (GL)

Reliability Class

Cost of recovered water ($m) 8

Funding by source ($m) 9

Date completed

LTCE

Entitlement

LTCE

Entitlement

Cth

NSW

VIC

QLD

SA

ACT

Other  Gov

Cwlth

Restoring the Balance in the MDB  / Restoring the Balance in the MDB  / Market purchase 1

 

64.0

NSW High, General
VIC High, Low
SA High

 

76.8

76.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

Cwlth

Restoring the Balance in the MDB  / Restoring the Balance in the MDB - Toorale purchase / Market purchase

 

15.8

Licence under section 12 of Water Act (NSW) 1912.

 

16.1

16.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec-08

Cwlth

TLM / Australian Government Water Through Efficiency Tender / Infrastructure

0.2

 

NSW Murray General Security, NSW Lower Darling General Security

0.3

 

0.08

0.04

0.04

 

0.03

 

0.08

Oct-08

MDBA

Northern Basin Program / 2008 Narran Lakes environmental water purchase  / Market purchase

 

10.4

2008 purchase of temporary water – no recurring volume

 

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

May-08

MDBA

TLM / Pilot Market Purchase Measure / Market purchase

13.2

 

VIC High Security and NSW General Security

21.6

 

6.2

3.5

 

 

2.0

 

9.9

Nov-08

NSW

NSW Rivers Environment Restoration Program  / Acquisition and management of environmental water / Market purchase 2

 

80.7

NSW General Security & Supplementary Access

 

108.2

42.5

 65.7

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

NSW

NSW Wetlands Water Recovery program / NSW Wetlands Water Recovery / Market purchase 3

 

9.3

NSW General Security & Supplementary Access

 

12.6

6.3

6.3

 

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

NSW

TLM / NSW Package B / Infrastructure 3

56.0

 

NSW General security & Licence under section 12 of Water Act (NSW) 1912.

60.7

 

16.5

12.2

9.6

 

5.4

 

17.0

Jun-09

NSW

TLM  / NSW Market Purchase Measure / Market purchase 3

91.8

 

High Security & General Security

161.2

 

45.9

36.0

18.5

 

13.5

 

47.2

Jun-09

NSW

TLM / Murray Irrigation Limited Supplementary Water Access License / Market purchase

17.8

 

Supplementary Access

20.1

 

 

3.3

 

 

 

 

16.8

Jun-09

NSW

TLM / Rice Growers Association On-farm Efficiency_A1 / Infrastructure

1.2

 

NSW General Security

3.3

 

 

 

 

 

0.3

 

3.0

Jun-09

NSW

TLM / Tandou Limited Supplementary Access License / Market purchase

9.3

 

Supplementary Access

13.6

 

 

13.6

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

NSW

Water for Rivers / Hay Private Irrigation District Stock & Domestic Pipeline  / Infrastructure

1.0

 

Conveyance

1.4

 

0.29

0.56

0.56

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

NSW

Water for Rivers  / Barren Box Swamp / Infrastructure

19.3

 

Conveyance

29.2

 

5.9

11.7

11.7

 

 

 

 

Jun-07

NSW

Water for Rivers  / Coleambally Irrigation Co-op Ltd  / Infrastructure

3.4

 

Conveyance

 4.9

 

1.0

2.0

2.0

 

 

 

 

Jun-07

NSW

Water for Rivers  / Forest Creek Stage 1 Alternative Stock & Domestic Supply / Infrastructure

10.7

 

High Security

4.6

 

0.9

1.8

1.8

 

 

 

 

Mar-05

NSW

Water for Rivers  / Forest Creek Stage 2  / Infrastructure

22.2

 

High Security

16.8

 

3.4

6.7

6.7

 

 

 

 

Jun-08

NSW

Water for Rivers  / On-farm Reconfiguration / Infrastructure

13.7

 

General Security

24.2

 

4.8

9.7

9.7

 

 

 

 

Jun-08

NSW

Water for Rivers  / Water Purchase / Market purchase

38.6

 

General Security

56.2

 

11.2

22.5

22.5

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

QLD

Gift from Queensland water announced by the Premier in September 2008 / Gifted water: Moonie Catchment / Other 4

 

1.415

QLD Water Harvesting License

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

QLD

Gift from Queensland water announced by the Premier in September 2008 / Gifted Water: Upper Warrego Catchment / Other 4

 

6.05

QLD Water Harvesting License

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

QLD

Gift from Queensland water announced by the Premier in September 2008 / Gifted Water: Lower Warrego Catchment / Other 4

 

10.0

QLD Water Harvesting License

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

QLD

Gift from Queensland water announced by the Premier in September 2008 / Gifted Water: Nebine Catchment / Other 4

 

5.92

QLD Water Harvesting License

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

QLD

Gift from Queensland water announced by the Premier in September 2008 / Gifted Water: Border Rivers Catchment / Other 4

 

3.0

QLD Water Harvesting License

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

SA Minister for the River Murray

TLM / Securing Government Held Water for Environmental Use / Other

13.0

 

High Security

19.5

 

5.6

3.2

3.2

 

2.0

 

5.6

Mar-08

SA Minister for the River Murray

TLM / Purchase from Willing Sellers - Stage 1 / Market purchase

5.0

 

High Security

11.1

 

 

1.8

1.8

 

1.1

 

6.3

Jun-09

SA Minister for the River Murray

TLM / Securing Government Held Water and Purchases from Willing Sellers / Other and Market purchase

17.0

 

High Security

43.5

 

10.9

 

 

 

24.9

 

7.7

Jun-09

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Northern Mallee Pipeline / Northern Mallee Pipeline / Infrastructure

34.7

 

High Reliability

51.0

 

17.9

 

17.9

 

 

 

15.2

Jun-04

Victoria Minister for the Environment

TLM / Goulburn-Murray Water Recovery Package / Regulatory 3

120.0

 

Low Reliability

43.0

 

17.2

9.9

10.3

 

5.6

 

 

Mar-08

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Water for Rivers / Broken License Purchase / Market purchase

1.0

 

High Reliability

1.2

 

0.2

0.5

0.5

 

 

 

 

Dec-06

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Water for Rivers / Goulburn Strategic Measurement project / Infrastructure 5

2.0

 

High Reliability

6.4

 

1.2

2.6

2.6

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Water for Rivers / Improved Measurement of Small Volume supplies in Irrigation Districts excluding  Normanville and Woorinen / Infrastructure

16.4

 

High Reliability

12.4

 

2.4

5.0

5.0

 

 

 

 

Dec-05

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Water for Rivers / Normanville Stock & Domestic Pipeline / Infrastructure

 3.9

 

High Reliability

3.9

 

0.7

1.6

1.6

 

 

 

 

Dec-04

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Water for Rivers / Water Purchase / Market purchase

 

26.7

High Reliability, Low Reliability

 

18.6

3.6

7.5

7.5

 

 

 

 

Apr-09

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Water for Rivers / Woorinen Stock & Domestic Pipeline / Infrastructure

1.5

 

High Reliability

1.9

 

0.3

0.8

0.8

 

 

 

 

Dec-04

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Water for Rivers / On-farm Reconfiguration VIC / Other

 

9.9

High Reliability, Low Reliability

 

16.0

3.2

6.4

6.4

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

Victoria Minister for the Environment

Wimmera Mallee Pipeline / Wimmera Mallee Pipeline / Infrastructure

 

40.6

High Reliability

 

265.9

102.8

 

102.8

 

 

 

60.3

Apr-09

Total

 

512.8

273.36

 

611.9

514.27

403.9

234.9

243.5

Nil

54.80

Nil

191.1

 

Disclosure Notes for Table 1

  1. See Table 2 for Twynam purchase. This will be transferred to Table 1 when the administrative processes to transfer the water is completed.
  2. This incorporates NSW RiverBank water purchases.
  3. See Table 2 for total cost of project.
  4. Entitlement volumes reserved in Water Plan. Entitlement to be transferred to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) at a future date. This volume was acquired at nil cost.
  5. Awaiting ministerial approval for transfer.
  6. The total entitlement volume recovered is 273.3GL. This column includes a single purchase of 10.4GL temporary water in 2008 by the MDBA. This amount is not included in the total entitlement volume.
  7. The cost of recovered entitlements is $514.2 million. This column includes a single purchase of 10.4GL temporary water costing $2 million. The $2 million is not included in the total entitlement cost.
  8. Funding by source dollars reported in the table may not add to the total cost column. This is due to rounding of the individual contributions and does not change the total cost figures.
  9. The sum of individual projects may not aggregate to the total for each funding by source. This is due to rounding of the individual contributions and does not change the total funding by source figures.

Summary of environmental water holdings by owner

*Notes for table:

  1. The volume of water recovered by an owner is equal to the LTCE, unconverted entitlements and temporary water.
  2. ‘Unconverted Entitlement’ is defined as a combination of varying classes of licensed entitlements that at this point in time are unable to be converted into an LTCE.

Owner

LTCE
(GL)

Owner

Unconverted Entitlement
(GL)

Owner

Temporary Water
(GL)

Cwlth

0.180

Cwlth

63.977

Cwlth

Nil

MDBA

14.380

MDBA

Nil

MDBA

10.423

NSW

283.690

NSW

105.745

NSW

Nil

VIC

179.500

VIC

77.160

VIC

Nil

QLD

Nil

QLD

26.385

QLD

Nil

SA

35.000

SA

Nil

SA

Nil

Total

512.760

Total

273.267

Total

10.423

 

Lead Jurisdiction

Program / Project Title / Type of Initiative

Total funding announced  ($m) 39

Funding by Source ($m) 40

Expected Date of Completion

Cth

NSW

VIC

QLD

SA

ACT

Other Govt

Other Private

Cwlth

ACT State Priority Project / Measures to reduce salt outflows / Infrastructure

85.0

85.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration package / Coleambally Water Smart Australia  / Infrastructure

26.2

12.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.7

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration package / Lake Brewster Water efficiency project / Infrastructure 1

12.5

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

 

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration package / Murrumbidgee River Reach / Infrastructure 2

4.5

3.7

 

 

 

 

 

0.2

0.5

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration package / Pipeline NSW - Inland Rivers / Infrastructure

7.0

3.5

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW State Priority projects / Basin Pipe North and South / Infrastructure 3

137.0

137.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW State Priority projects / Groundwater and Unregulated River metering / Infrastructure 4

131.0

131.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW State Priority projects / Healthy Floodplains / Infrastructure 5

50.0

50.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW State Priority projects / Irrigated Farm Modernisation  / Infrastructure 6

300.0

300.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW State Priority projects / Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators program / Infrastructure 7

650.0

650.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

NSW State Priority projects / Regulated River Metering  / Infrastructure 8

90.0

90.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program / On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency (Pilot Project Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority) / Infrastructure

2.8

2.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec-09

Cwlth

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program / On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency (Pilot Project Lachlan Catchment Management Authority) / Infrastructure

1.5

1.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec-09

Cwlth

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program / On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency (Pilot Project Murray Irrigation Limited) / Infrastructure

1.3

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec-09

Cwlth

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program / On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program / Infrastructure

300.0

300.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

QLD State Priority projects / Healthy Headwater Program - On-Farm Infrastructure Investments / Infrastructure 9

115.0

115.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

QLD State Priority projects / Healthy Headwater Program - Sunwater Modernisation / Infrastructure 10

40.0

40.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin / Australian Government Water Purchase Program / Market Purchase 11

3,083.9

3,083.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-17

Cwlth

SA State Priority Project / Integrated Pipeline Project  / Infrastructure 12

120.0

120.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

SA State Priority Project / Murray Futures Program – Lower Lakes / Infrastructure 13

200.0

200.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

SA State Priority Project / Riverine Recovery / Infrastructure 14

100.0

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

SA State Priority Project / Riverland of SA / Infrastructure 15

110.0

110.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program / Broken Hill Managed Aquifer Recharge Project / Infrastructure 16

Nil

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program / Clarence Water Transfer System (CWTS) Upgrade / Infrastructure 17

4.0

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr-11

Cwlth

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program / Menindee Lakes Project / Infrastructure 18

400.0

400.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program / Warren to Nyngan Pipeline election Commitment / Infrastructure 19

12.0

12.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-12

Cwlth

VIC State Priority projects / Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP) Stage 2 / Infrastructure 20

551.5

551.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

Cwlth

Water for Rivers / Additional assistance for Water for Rivers to recover 21% ANF in the Snowy River by 2012 / Unknown 21

Nil

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec-12

MDBA

TLM / Environmental Water Purchase Project / Market purchase

51.4

25.7

 

 

 

 

 

25.7

 

Dec-09

MDBA

TLM / Sustainable Soils & Farms On-farm Reconfiguration Demonstration formerly known as Sustainable Dairy Farms On-farm Reconfiguration Demonstration / Market purchase 22

7.5

2.1

 

 

 

 

 

5.5

 

Unknown

NSW

NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration program / Acquisition and management of environmental water / Market purchase 23

147.4

45.9

101.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-11

NSW

NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration program / Better delivery of environmental water / Infrastructure

Nil

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-11

NSW

NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration program / Enabling better use of environmental water / Other

Nil

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-11

NSW

NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration program / Partnerships for the management of environmental water on private land / Market purchase and Infrastructure

Nil

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-11

NSW

NSW Wetlands Water Recovery / NSW Wetlands Water Recovery / Market purchase and Infrastructure 24

26.8

13.4

13.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

NSW

TLM / NSW Market Purchase Measure  / Market purchase 26

205.7

58.7

45.8

23.7

 

17.2

 

60.3

 

Jun-09

NSW

TLM / NSW Package B / Infrastructure 27

60.7

17.4

10.4

10.0

 

5.7

 

17.4

 

Jun-09

NSW

TLM / NSW TLM Wetlands Water Savings formerly known as NSW Wetland Water Recovery Stage 1 / Infrastructure

1.4

 

1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

NSW

TLM / Pipe It / Infrastructure

0.4

 

0.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

NSW

TLM / Rice Growers Association On-farm Efficiency Project Round 2 / Infrastructure

18.1

 

9.5

 

 

 

 

8.6

 

Feb-10

NSW

Water for Rivers / Koraleigh Stock & Domestic Pipeline / Infrastructure

4.2

0.8

1.7

1.7

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-10

NSW

Water for Rivers / Murrumbidgee Water Efficiency Project  / Infrastructure

50.0

10.0

20.0

20.0

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-12

NSW

Water for Rivers / Wah Wah Stock & Domestic Pipeline / Infrastructure 29

40.0

8.0

16.0

16.0

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-12

NSW

Water for Rivers / Water Purchase / Market purchase

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

NSW

Water for Rivers / Yanco Creek Water Efficiency Project  / Infrastructure

10.0

2.0

4.0

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-11

VIC

Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal / Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP) Stage 1 / Infrastructure 32

333.3

 

 

200.0

 

 

 

133.3

 

Dec-12

VIC

Other Victorian / Lake Mokoan Recovery Project  / Infrastructure

11.7

 

 

11.7

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

VIC

River Murray Environmental Flows Fund (RMEFF) / Lake Mokoan Recovery Project  / Infrastructure

19.0

 

 

14.0

 

5.0

 

 

 

Jun-09

VIC

TLM / Goulburn-Murray Water Recovery Package / Infrastructure and Regulatory 33

93.0

37.2

21.4

22.3

 

12.1

 

 

 

Jun-09

VIC

TLM / Lake Mokoan Recovery Project  / Infrastructure

39.2

11.2

 

16.9

 

 

 

11.2

 

Jun-09

VIC

TLM / Shepparton IA Modernisation Project / Infrastructure 34

86.2

24.6

 

36.9

 

 

 

24.6

 

Jun-09

VIC

VIC govt / Goulburn Strategic Measurement Project / Infrastructure 35

6.4

1.3

2.6

2.6

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

VIC

VIC govt / Shepparton IA Modernisation Project / Infrastructure 36

55.7

 

 

37.5

 

 

 

18.2

 

Jun-10

VIC

Water for Rivers / Central Goulburn 1234 Channel Automation project (CG1234) / Infrastructure 37

42.7

8.5

17.1

17.1

 

 

 

 

 

Dec-11

VIC

Water for Rivers / Lake Mokoan Recovery Project  / Infrastructure

38.1

7.6

15.2

15.2

 

 

 

 

 

Jun-09

VIC

Wimmera Mallee Pipeline / Wimmera Mallee Pipeline / Infrastructure 38

554.0

216.0

 

216.0

 

 

 

122.0

 

Jun-10

Total

 

8,431.7

7,001.3

281.3

663.0

0

40.0

0

432.0

14.2

 

Disclosure notes for Table 2

  1. Water savings to be shared between the environment, State Water and water users.
  2. Water savings may supply an additional 40 GL of water during wet years to supplement environmental flows in the Murrumbidgee Valley.
  3. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $137 million. Project in due diligence phase.
  4. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $131 million. Project in due diligence phase.
  5. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $50 million. Project in due diligence phase.
  6. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $300 million. Project in due diligence phase.
  7. Project formerly classified under the Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators program and this project is now classified under the NSW State Priority program.
  8. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $90 million. Project in due diligence phase.
  9. Project forms part of the Healthy Headwater Program which is funded to $160 million.
  10. Project forms part of the Healthy Headwater Program which is funded to $160 million.
  11. The Twynam purchase which will recover approximately 239.8GL of entitlement volume at a cost of $304 million. When the administrative procedures are completed to transfer this water this transaction will be listed on Table 1.
  12. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $120 million. Project in due diligence phase.
  13. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $200 million. Project in due diligence phase.
  14. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $100 million. Project in due diligence phase. This project was formerly known as Wetlands and Pump Relocation project.
  15. Cwlth in principle commitment of up to $110 million.  Project formerly classified under the Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators program and this project is now classified under the SA State Priority program.
  16. The Commonwealth has made an election commitment of $400 million for the Menindee Lakes upgrade project. See the Menindee Lakes project for details.
  17. Commonwealth acquisition of water from this project cannot be assured due to the unorthodox nature of Lithgow Council's water entitlements. These amount to a contract with State Water Corporation for supply  of water from the Fish River Water Supply system. It is uncertain at this stage if rights to this water can be transferred to the Commonwealth for environmental purposes in the MDB. Project formerly known as the Lithgow Recycled Water Project Election Commitment.
  18. The Commonwealth has made an election commitment of $400 million for the Menindee Lakes upgrade project.
  19. Estimated to generate 4GL of water savings, with up to 2GL of these savings to be transferred to the Commonwealth.
  20. The total cost of this project is $1,103million. Of this, $551.5million represents 50% of the total project cost, which is the water savings potentially available for the environment. Expected water savings for Stage 2 are 200GL to be shared equally between irrigators (100GL) and the environment (100GL). The total cost of the project includes $103 million for the Sunraysia Modernisation Project.
  21. The projects associated with this funding will appear under Water for Rivers. This funding has not been allocated by Water for Rivers to specific projects to acquire water.
  22. This project is in the early stages of development. It is partnered with a project run by Victorian Department of Primary Industry (VIC DPI) for the funding of on-farm efficiency upgrades.
  23. Total cost for this project is $147 million. This includes $108 million for 77.2GL of purchases already achieved as reported in Table 1 and a remaining budget of $39 million for water still to be recovered.
  24. Total cost for this project is $26.8 million. This includes $12.6 million for 9.4GL of purchases already achieved as reported in Table 1 and a remaining budget of $14.2 million for water still to be recovered including purchases. See Table 1 for water purchases achieved to date under this project.
  25. Total cost for this project is $201 million. This includes $103.2 million for 57.6GL of savings already achieved as reported in Table 1 and a remaining budget of $97.8 million for water still to be recovered. NSW Department of Energy and Climate Change (NSW DECC) has applied for an interim listing of a further 34.4GL.
  26. Total cost for this project is $60.7 million. This includes $6.9 million for 9GL of savings already achieved as reported in Table 1 and a remaining budget of $53.8 million for water still to be recovered.
  27. This project has been put on hold as early estimates of water savings are no longer considered achievable.
  28. The total cost of this project is $1,000million. Of this, $333.33million represents 1/3 of the total project cost, which is the water savings potentially available for the environment. Expected water savings for Stage 1 are 225GL LTCE to be shared equally between irrigators (75GL), the environment (75GL) and Melbourne (75GL). Budget contributions for the total cost of this project are $600 million Victorian Government, $300 million Melbourne Water and $100 million Goulburn Murray Water.
  29. Total cost for this project is $93 million. This includes $43 million for 120GL (LTCE) of savings already achieved as reported in Table 1 and $50 million for water recovered in 2009. Victoria has applied to have 24.9GL (LTCE) of water registered on the Environmental Water Register.
  30. Expected water savings of 30GL.
  31. Total cost for this project was $16 million. This included $6.4 million for 2GL of savings already achieved by Water for Rivers as reported in Table 1. The remaining funds have been intergrated into NVIRP.
  32. Expected water savings of 22GL.
  33. Water savings of approximately 18GL will be used in the North-south pipeline until administrative processes to transfer is completed
  34. $554 million represents a prorate of the total project costs based on 80% of the water savings being available for the environment. The total water savings project cost of $554 million includes $265.9 million for 40.1GL of savings already achieved as reported in Table 1 and a remaining budget of $288.1 million for water still to be recovered.
  35. Funding by source dollars reported in the table may not add to the total funding announced column. This is due to rounding of the individual contributions and does not change the total funding announced figures.
  36. The sum of individual projects may not aggregate to the total for each funding by source. This is due to rounding of the individual contributions and does not change the total funding by source figures.