Consultation- April 2020
Community consultation held last year saw a desire for more publicly available information about water ownership and we are asking the community to help us fill in the gaps on what this information should be. Thank you to those who filled in the previous survey, your contributions are being used to improve transparency in Victoria water markets.
We are now conducting further consultation to ask water users and irrigators about what details they are comfortable sharing to ensure the correct balance between transparency and privacy has been struck. We invite you to complete the short survey below.
The Victorian Government is committed to listening to the views of irrigators, and will incorporate your responses into a final report, so that Victorian irrigators can feel confident that future Victorian Government policy will reflect their views on water market transparency.
Short survey on water market transparency
If you would like to discuss water market transparency further please email Water.Market.Transparency@delwp.vic.gov.au
Previous consultation on options paper, September to November 2019
Thank you to all those who contributed to our water market transparency options paper consultation late last year. Below is a record of that consultation.
For more water market information please go to https://waterregister.vic.gov.au/
The Victorian Government understands the need for greater transparency in water markets and is seeking community feedback on the aspects of transparency that matter most to them.
Following targeted stakeholder consultation an options paper has been developed for public comment.
The options presented in the paper are not mutually exclusive, and several or all can be pursued. These were selected because they address the main concerns raised in targeted community consultation. The options are:
- full market transparency;
- publish information on large water market participants; and
- improve real-time information on price and amount of water available.
The options discussed in this paper all have potential to increase water market transparency. However, as they may take some time to implement, a work program is underway to increase water market transparency immediately through new tools like the Water Market Watch app.
We invite you to read the summary or options paper and let us know your thoughts in the survey below. We also welcome written submissions, which can be uploaded at the bottom of this page.
Consultation summary report released
Those interested in water market transparency are invited to take part in community drop-in sessions. You can find us at:
- Elmore field days, 1-3 October - in the Government tent
- Sustainable Water Strategy open houses (dates here)
- At Victorian Water Trading Annual Report sessions- postponed due to timing, please contact us via email if you would like to organise a time to talk
At the consultation events people can hear more about water market transparency and share their thoughts.
We will also be consulting with rural water corporations customer committees (or similar) across the state.
The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning values your personal information and protects your privacy in compliance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. For details on how the information provided in your statement will be treated, please see the privacy collection notice below and the department’s privacy statement at https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/privacy
You may access the information you have provided to DELWP by contacting Water.firstname.lastname@example.org