Have your say on what information about water ownership and water trading is made public 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. Since then, we have developed water market information platforms including the WaterInsights Portal to help improve access to water market information.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently reviewing markets for tradeable water rights across the Murray-Darling Basin and exploring options to improve the operation, transparency, regulation, competitiveness and efficiency of those markets. We are working closely with the ACCC and other Basin jurisdictions as part of this review.

How to have your say

We are now seeking feedback on our water market information platforms to understand what information we should be sharing and how we can make our platforms easier to use.

The public consultation period is from Monday, 30 November 2020 to Monday, 1 February 2021. Review the discussion paper (PDF 481.7 KB) and find out what we heard (PDF 674.7 KB) from the community in 2018.  

To provide feedback, complete our online survey or submit your written feedback to water.relations@dpie.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on Monday, 1 February 2021.

Have your say–online submission

Watch a recorded webinar

We hosted two interactive webinars with WaterNSW. The webinars outlined how water market information is currently managed to seek feedback on how we can make our water market platforms easier to use.

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.