Crase_L_Water policy

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Beyond the Edge: Australia's First National Peri-urban Conference
La Trobe University
Oct 2013

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Crase_L_Water policy

  1. 1. The Closure of Melbourne’s North-South Pipeline: A Case of Hydraulic Autarky Professor Lin Crase Director Centre for Water Policy and Management latrobe.edu.au CRICOS Provider 00115M
  2. 2. Introduction Why the pipeline matters Past choices = future prices Current choices = close off options for planning water supplies History of pipeline (briefly) Water entitlements and customers’ bills Melbourne’s Water Future (includes peri-urban Melbourne) Concluding remarks La Trobe University 2
  3. 3. The historical context Dry in early 2000s The ‘once in a century’ deal Pipeline @ $625m Infrastructure ‘upgrades’ in return for water entitlements $300m from Melbourne 225 Gigalitres with 75 for Melbourne Commonwealth funded stage 2 (another $1b) La Trobe University 3
  4. 4. But Nov 2011 pipeline plugged La Trobe University 4
  5. 5. Cost? $625m passed through to customers in Melbourne $100m per retailer also passed through But 75 Gigalitres by 2010 = 52 Gigalitres by 2012/13 Hard to genuinely ‘save’ water Entitlement less 5% for evaporation and first to spill Can sell allocation (circa $1m wit h approval and buyers) but less $700k bulk water fees + $500k Urban Storage Fee La Trobe University 5
  6. 6. Future choices – Living Victoria and Melbourne's Water Future By accessing all water resources available in Melbourne, we can reduce our reliance on using water from other parts of the State where it’s also needed, like in our farming and regional communities. This would also reduce pressure on our stressed river systems (DEPI 2013, p. 1). La Trobe University 6
  7. 7. Melbourne’s Water Future – OLV La Trobe University 7
  8. 8. Benefits and Costs of Melbourne’s Water Future??? La Trobe University 8
  9. 9. Concluding remarks Hard to reverse infrastructure choices Too easy to get it wrong Apparently easy to perpetuate mistakes and mistruths La Trobe University 9
  10. 10. Thank you latrobe.edu.au CRICOS Provider 00115M

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