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Implementing water plans
Water plans apply initially for 10 years after they've been approved.
During this period we undertake assessments of a plan's effectiveness. If necessary a water plan can be:
- extended, for up to another 10 years.
Water plan documents
Water plans are implemented through a range of documents, developed in consultation with water users.
The table below explains each document.
Queensland's water planning framework documents
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Water resource plans
Water management protocols
Resource operations plans (ROP)
Resource operations licences
Water supply scheme operations manuals
Water entitlement notices
Conversion, granting and amending schedules in ROPs