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Update: Applications have now closed for this tranche of 2GL winterfill water.  Southern Rural Water is undertaking the initial assessment of eligibility and other referrals as required, and will advise the next steps in January.


Southern Rural Water has made the first 2 gigalitres (GL) of Mitchell River winterfill water available for applications for take-and-use licences on the Mitchell River system.  

Applications are open from Monday 23 November to 5pm 21 December 2020.  SRW will then assess applicants’ eligibility to participate in the water sales process. Depending on demand, sales will be either by auction or tender.

Winterfill water can only be harvested when flows are above 1,400 ML/day at the Glenaladale gauging station, between 1 July and 31 October each year.

The remaining 2 GL of winterfill water will be offered under a similar market-based approach at a later point next year.

For more information, FAQs and an application form, please see the Mitchell winterfill page.