Water planning framework
Water plans are developed under the Water Act 2000 to sustainably manage and allocate water resources in Queensland.
The water plan may apply to:
- rivers, lakes and springs
- overland flow
- underground water.
We tailor water plans for each plan area to balance the needs of:
- water users (e.g. towns, agriculture and other industries)
- the environment.
This guide explains how water plans are developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed.
Stages in the water plan development process