A licence trade allows you to buy or sell groundwater allocations.
Trades can only be completed in the same water resource – the combination of groundwater sub-area and aquifer.
Most water resources in WA are over-allocated, so getting a new licence issued is unlikely. This creates the need for licence trading, and BD Water is aiming to be the platform that facilitates it.
We can estimate how much water you will need to kick your project off the ground, and help you get that water licence.
We can handle your licence sale and ensure a hassle-free transaction, as we secure the funds prior to trade lodgement.
Matching buyers and sellers within the same groundwater sub-area and aquifer, and negotiating prices and quantities to reach an agreement within fair market value.
Lodging the application with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, handling all the paperwork according to the current regulations and guidelines.
Interfacing with DWER to provide support and additional information for the application.
Releasing the funds to the seller upon trade approval and licence transfer to the buyer.
Trading water can be hard, we’re here to make it simple.
We are aiming to make the licence trading process simpler and smoother by developing the BD Water Trading platform.
Search for the resources available to your property, the licences you own, market rates and demand for your sub-area.
We believe this platform will allow you to better manage your water licences and make informed decisions on trading.
BD Water Trading will be launching in early 2020
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We want to share the right knowledge about the application process, regulations and policies that affect the water market, and bridge the issues that come with the lack of knowledge around water trading.
We learn more each day, and we are happy to share this information with anyone who wants to know about water licensing.
Water is a precious resource and trading doesn’t come easy.
We know which water resources you are allowed to trade licences with, and we can find the right trade for you.
We have a vast network of confirmed buyers and sellers, and we also operate ongoing campaigns to find new trades.
We are the only company in WA that can handle the entire process for you. It is possible for you to tackle this process yourself, however, we can make the process much simpler and more effective.
Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible, so we take care of the whole application and supporting documents.
We will take care of finding you a buyer or seller, as required. You don’t need to cut through red tape or deal with the bureaucrats, our system is simple and straightforward.
WA is constantly changing the regulations and policies surrounding water licence trading. You don’t need to brush up on those because you can be confident that we’re on top of it.
Soon, you will be able to use the BD Water Trading Platform, an online app to connect buyers and sellers for water licences and to smooth negotiation and application processes.
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