The ACCC has completed its eighth annual report under the Water Act 2007 (Cth). The report provides information on the state of the rural water sector in the Murray-Darling Basin for the 2016–17 financial year. It covers:
an overview of relevant policy developments and other matters affecting Infrastructure Operators (IOs) and the rural water sector
changes in regulated water charges and trends across time, location, network type and Basin State
transformation and termination activity reported by irrigation infrastructure operators
tradeable water rights activity into, out of and within off-river IO networks, and the associated charges
the costs of water planning and management (WPM) activities and revenues from WPM charges reported by Basin States
investigations into compliance with the water market rules and the water charge rules.