Border Rivers and Moonie 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 Border Rivers and Moonie water plan area map (PDF, 409KB).

What's happening?

Water management

Summary

Type of waterManagement
Surface water Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements
Overland flow Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements
Underground water Check the Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water plan for underground water and spring water in the Great Artesian Basin and other important regional aquifers. Check the Border Rivers and Moonie water plan (below) for all other underground water

Water plan information

Water-sharing agreement with New South Wales

The New South Wales-Queensland Border Rivers Intergovernmental Agreement 2008 (PDF, 653KB) provides direction on water sharing and access, interstate trading, and managing flows of streams shared by both states as well as water for the Murray-Darling Basin.

Water supply scheme operators

The following schemes operate in the water plan area. Check the operations manuals for day-to-day operational, water sharing and seasonal water assignment rules. The licences contain information about the roles and responsibilities of the licence holder.

NameOperatorLicenceManual
Border Rivers Water Supply Scheme Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Resource operations licence (PDF, 99KB)Operations manual (PDF, 198KB)
Callandoon Water Supply Scheme Callandoon Water Supply Board Distribution operations licence (PDF, 40KB)Operations manual (PDF, 104KB)
Macintyre Brook Water Supply Scheme SunWater Resource operations licence (PDF, 92KB)Operations manual (PDF, 508KB)
Yambocully Water Supply Scheme Yambocully Water Board Distribution operations licence (PDF, 40KB)Operations manual (PDF, 107KB)

Water sharing rules

Accessing water

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. Check announced entitlements and limits for unsupplemented water or contact the water supply scheme operator for supplemented water
Unallocated water releases No current releases
Water allocation trading

Check the Water management protocol (PDF, 2.7MB) for dealing rules for water supply schemes, unsupplemented water and underground water

For additional information on trading in the following water supply schemes see:

Seasonal water assignment

Contact us

Contact the Toowoomba business centre for more information on water management and how you can access water in the Border Rivers water plan area.

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