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1.

Use:

Domestic and stock

Method of take:

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline, groundwater bore or take from a waterway. In the Wimmera-Mallee, the water user typically takes water from the pipeline and stores it in tank(s)

Right or entitlement:

  • Supply by agreement (between water user and water corporation) to take from the pipeline.
  • Statutory right – section 8 of the Victorian Water Act for domestic and stock purposes.

2.

Use:

Traditional Owner

Method of take:

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline, groundwater bore or instream release

Right or entitlement:

  • Statutory right – section 8A of the Act for Traditional Owner groups to use water for traditional purposes, where there is an agreement.

3.

Use:

Environmental

Method of take:

Wimmera-Mallee in-stream release, and Wimmera-Mallee pipeline to wetlands

Right or entitlement:

  • Environmental entitlement – environmental outcomes are actively managed with held environmental water under an environmental entitlement and minimum passing flows delivered under bulk entitlements.

4.

Use:

Any

Method of take:

Rain collected from roofs

Right or entitlement:

  • Exempted from entitlement regime. People or businesses may collect and store water that falls on their roof without seeking authorisation to collect, store and use that water.

5.

Use:

Any

Method of take:

Interception by a farm dam or ‘runoff dam’. People or businesses may collect water running over their land and store the water

Right or entitlement:

  • Statutory right – right to take and use water under section 8 of the Victorian Water Act for domestic and stock purposes.
  • A take and use licence issued under section 51 of the Act is required for all other uses.

6.

Use:

Irrigation or commercial

Method of take:

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline, interception by farm dams or pump from a waterway

Right or entitlement:

  • Take and use licence issued under section 51 of the Act and supply by agreement. This can be from surface water.

7.

Use:

Any

Method of take:

Groundwater extraction. People or businesses may construct a bore (subject to authorisation under a works licence) to pump groundwater

Right or entitlement:

  • Statutory right – right to water under section 8 of the Act for domestic and stock use.
  • Take and use licence issued under section 51 of the Act for all other uses.

8.

Use:

Commercial Plantation

Method of take:

Interception

Right or entitlement:

  • Currently outside the entitlement framework.

9.

Use:

Regulating flows

Method of take:

Harvesting inflows and managing losses

Right or entitlement:

  • Storage and system losses are effectively shared between the entitlement holders as they are deducted before allocations are made. Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (GWMWater) holds a bulk entitlement for losses associated with operating the Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline.

10.

Use:

Recreational

Method of take:

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline for nominated recreational lakes

Right or entitlement:

  • GWMWater holds a bulk entitlement for delivery to nominated lakes via the Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline.

Method of take:

Headworks storages and waterways

Right or entitlement:

  • No specific entitlement for shared benefits.

11.

Use:

Town water supply

Method of take:

Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline or pump from a waterway

Right or entitlement:

  • Bulk entitlement held by water corporation (no right or entitlement required by individual households).