Baffle Creek Basin water plan area
This information will help you understand how water is managed in the water plan area and how you can access water.
Map of the water plan area
Check whether your property is covered by the plan on the Queensland Globe water plan map (use Google Chrome for best results) or download the Baffle Creek Basin water plan area map (PDF, 210KB).
- 9 February 2024: The 5-yearly Minister’s performance assessment report (PDF, 2.3MB) for the Baffle Creek Basin water plan released. The report confirms that the water plan is working to strike the balance between water for use and water for the environment in this catchment.
- 20 December 2019: A notice was gazetted to postpone the expiry date of the water plan to 1 September 2030.
- 20 December 2019: A summary of the consultation on postponing the expiry (PDF, 100KB) is now available.
|Type of water
|Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements
|Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements – also see below for notification requirements for overland flow works
Water plan information
- Water plan – to be read in conjunction with Baffle Creek Basin transitions from ROP to water plan (PDF, 482KB).
- Water management protocol (PDF, 832KB).
- Access historical documents and reports and previous water plans.
- Access the latest Minister’s performance assessment report (PDF, 2.3MB) or view the previous reports.
Notification of existing overland flow works
Landowners must notify us of existing overland flow works (with capacity greater than 20 megalitres) as soon as possible.
This includes notification of works for stock and domestic purposes, capturing contaminated agricultural run-off, and storages required to meet the conditions of an environmental authority under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. Failure to notify of works could result in the unauthorised take of overland flow water in breach of the Water Act 2000.
Follow the links below for more information on how to access water in the water plan area.
|Announced entitlements and limits
|The water you can take through your water entitlement may be limited by announced entitlements and limits
|Unallocated water releases
|No current releases
Contact the Bundaberg business centre for more information on water management and how you can access water in the Baffle Creek Basin.
- Explore the various ways we use science to develop, monitor, review and evaluate our water plans using our interactive storymap.
- Read Queensland's water plans in a variable and changing climate report to understand how water plans incorporate climate science and manage the risks of climate variability.
- Find out more about Indigenous water reserves.
- Get streamflow and groundwater data from the Queensland Government Water monitoring information portal.
- Access maps and water data using Queensland Globe or the water entitlement viewer.
- Find out about river improvement trusts and their work.
- View price information for permanent water allocation trades and relocatable water licences.
- Read about water planning and learn where to find information in the new water planning documents.
- Read the Water planning science plan 2020–2030 to find out how we use science to develop water plans and improve water planning.
- Last reviewed: 9 Feb 2024
- Last updated: 9 Feb 2024