Consultation on water market transparency in NSW

Transparency in the water market provides certainty and confidence to water users that markets are operating effectively in accordance with water sharing rules.

In 2018, we sought community feedback on water trading transparency. Find out what we heard PDF, 674.69 KB from the community 2018.

Since then, we have developed water market information platforms, such as WaterInsights Portal and Trade Dashboard to help improve access to water market information.

From 30 November 2020 to 1 February 2021, we invited the community to provide feedback on all of our water market information platforms to understand what information we should be sharing and how we can make our platforms easier to use.

Review the discussion paper PDF, 481.65 KB.

We received 177 completed surveys and 37 written submissions.

You can view the survey results at the below dashboard and read the written submissions. Read the consultation summary report PDF, 157.26 KB.

View the dashboard

Watch a recorded webinar

As part of the consultation we also hosted two interactive webinars with WaterNSW. The webinars outlined how water market information is currently managed and provided demonstrations on the WaterInsights Portal and Trade Dashboard.

Watch a recording of the webinars.

Live webinar Thursday, 3 December 2020
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Watch the recorded webinar
Live webinar Wednesday, 20 January 2021
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Watch the recorded webinar

Related information

On 4 December 2020 the Australian Treasurer requested the Productivity Commission (PC) to undertake a review into the effectiveness of the Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements.

To assist with the review, we intend to share the feedback from our water transparency consultation with the PC.

The PC review is due to be completed on 7 December 2021.

For further information, visit Productivity Commission.