Completed water release processes
This table shows key data about release processes that have been completed. In some areas only parts of the plan area have had unallocated general reserve water released.
Volume available for release refers to the amount of volume released during the process. For whole-of-catchment releases, such as Whitsunday, this figure represents the total amount of unallocated water available for release as stated in the relevant plan. For releases in sub-catchment areas this figure only represents the total available in those sub-catchment areas, as stated in the relevant water plan.
Volume granted refers to the amount of water granted during the release. This can be less than the volume available if there was insufficient interest or if applicants were unable to meet the criteria for purchase of the water.
For more information, view reports on the outcomes of the water release processes.
|Plan area||Release date||Water type||Volume available for release (ML)||Volume granted (ML)|
|Fitzroy Basin||01/09/2022||Surface water (Strategic infrastructure reserve)||90,000||69,3605|
|Fitzroy Basin||28/03/2019||Surface water (Strategic infrastructure reserve)||90,000||69,3605|
|Fitzroy Basin||02/12/2016||Groundwater and surface water||50,250||26,030|
|Whitsunday||18/12/2015||Groundwater and surface water||28,500||1,700|
|Gulf||06/11/2015||Surface water and overland flow||264,550||100,000|
|Great Artesian Basin||13/10/2015||Groundwater||18,200||1,7801|
|Whitsunday||18/06/2014||Groundwater and surface water||28,500||0|
|Great Artesian Basin||30/05/2013||Groundwater||7,2002||785|
|Baffle Creek||21/06/2013||Surface water||11,600||6333|
1Release occurred in 27 of the 32 management areas.
2Release occurred in the Surat, Surat East and Surat North management areas.
333ML was granted during the tender process with a further 600ML granted following the completion of the tender process.
4Release occurred in Zone 1D of the Mulgrave-Russell groundwater management area.
5Temporary release for a 3- year maximum period. Water returns to State on expiry of water licences.
- Last reviewed: 1 Jul 2022
- Last updated: 7 Mar 2023