Burdekin Basin

On this page you'll find information to 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 Burdekin water plan area map (PDF, 194KB).

What's happening?

Water management

Summary

Type of water Management
Surface water Check the water plan for rules and requirements
Overland flow Check the water plan for rules and requirements
Underground water Check the Water Regulation 2016 for requirements in the Burdekin, Great Western and Highlands water management areas

Water plan and protocol

Water sharing rules

Water supply scheme operators and manual

The licences contain information about the roles and responsibilities of the licence holders. Check the operations manuals for day-to-day operational, water sharing and seasonal water assignment rules.

NameOperatorLicence Manual
Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme SunWaterResource operations licence (PDF, 145KB)Operations manual (PDF, 148KB)
Bowen Broken Water Supply Scheme SunWaterResource operations licence (PDF, 115KB)Operations manual (PDF, 158KB)
Lower Burdekin Lower Burdekin Water BoardDistribution operations licence (PDF, 66KB)Operations manual (PDF, 92KB)

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 allocations or licences may be limited by announced entitlements and limits
Unallocated water releases Check current release process
Water allocation trading - water scheme areas

Bowen Broken Rivers: Allocation trading and rules | Current locations of water allocations

Burdekin Haughton: Allocation trading and rules | Current locations of water allocation

Water allocation trading - unsupplemented water

Trading available in the Lower Burdekin, Haughton and Bowen River water management areas. Check the water management protocol (PDF, 176KB) for trading rules

Contact us

Contact the Ayr business centre for more information on water management and how you can access water in the Burdekin Basin.

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