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.
We received 177 completed surveys and 37 written submissions.
Learn more about the transparency in the NSW water market.Download the discussion paper (.PDF 481KB)
You can view the survey results at the below dashboard and read the written submissions.
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.
Webinar from Thursday, 3 December 2020
Webinar from Wednesday, 20 January 2021
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.