The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have extended public consultation on the Goulburn to Murray trade review and updated the approach for talking to the community in light of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria.

Two new documents have also been made available which provide practical examples of how the trade rule options work, and more background about trade rules in northern Victoria.

Consultation has been extended to 15 May 2020 to allow more time for the public to consider the proposed changes and make submissions through the Engage Victoria website.

DELWP will be running a set of webinars for the public in place of public sessions so people can listen to a presentation and have the chance to ask questions about the specifics of the trade rule options.

Webinars will be run on the 24th, 27th and 28th of April and details are available on the Engage Victoria website.

To support this new approach, two new documents are available to help people understand the difference between the options and how trade could work under each one:

  • The first document presents a number of worked examples to show how each trade rule option works over the water year under different scenarios.
  • The second document provides background on water market rules and IVT accounts.

These documents support the consultation paper released in March which sets out the issues and options for proposed changes to Goulburn to Murray trade. You can get a copy of the consultation paper below.

More information on the Goulburn to Murray trade review is available here