On 10 July 2019, the Minister for Water announced that Lower Murray Water (LMW) and Goulburn Murray water (GMW) are to refer all works licence applications for extractions from the lower Murray River to her for assessment for the next 12 months.

Read the full announcement here.

This includes applications for new works licences and amendment of existing works licences and the conditions relating to extraction share, which is the measure used to determine rationing of supply during rosters or restrictions.

The Minister has stated that she will be taking consideration of the cumulative impacts of growing extractions on the environment and on existing entitlement holders.

For more information visit the Water Register.