Water plan monitoring, reporting and review
We monitor the implementation of each plan to make sure it's achieving its outcomes.
This includes using data from:
- streamflow gauging stations and groundwater monitoring bores
- the Environmental Flows Assessment Program (EFAP), which collects information on the water requirements of ecosystems to inform planning
- the Q-Catchments program (formerly known as the Stream and Estuary Assessment Program), which monitors threats to aquatic ecosystems.
The data we collect is used to:
- support the development of water plans
- prepare the Minister's report.
The Minister's report is prepared at least every 5 years for the life of the plan. The reports are a water plan's 'health check'. You can download Minister reports from our library collection.
Before a water plan expires, the plan's performance may be evaluated. This risk assessment helps determine if a plan can be extended or requires amending or replacing.
- Access water plans and other planning documents for your water plan area.
- Visit the water monitoring portal for information on streamflow and groundwater levels.
- Find out more about the water monitoring and data and the Environmental Flows Assessment Program.
- Read the Water planning science plan (PDF, 2.6MB) to find out how we use science to develop water plans and improve water planning.
- Find out about water metering and how metering data is used to measure water use.
- Read about how we monitor and evaluate water use to ensure compliance with water regulations.