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Burnett 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 Burnett Basin water plan area map (PDF, 253KB).

What's happening?

  • 9 Apr 2020: We have released for public comment a new draft amendment to the water management protocol and draft water entitlement notice for the Barambah Creek groundwater management area. Access the draft documents and make a submission by 5pm, 29 May 2020.
  • 25 Feb 2020: A water management protocol and 4 water supply scheme licences and manuals have now been published. The rules in the previous resource operations plan have been moved to the new documents and are unchanged.
  • Nov 2019: The latest Minister's report assessing the performance of the water plan (PDF, 3.6MB) is now available.

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 water plan information below for rules and requirements. 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

Water plan information

Water supply scheme operators and manuals

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.

NameOperatorLicenceManual
Barker Barambah Water Supply Scheme Sunwater Resource operations licence (PDF, 125KB)Operations manual (PDF, 205KB)
Boyne River and Tarong Water Supply Scheme Sunwater Resource operations licence (PDF, 2.3MB)Operations manual (PDF, 211KB)
Bundaberg Water Supply Scheme Sunwater Resource  operations licence (PDF, 139KB)Operations manual  (PDF, 240KB)
Three Moon Creek Water Supply Scheme Sunwater Interim resource operations licence Not yet available
Upper Burnett Water Supply Scheme Sunwater Resource operations licence (PDF, 130KB)Operations manual (PDF, 338KB)

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 - water supply schemes

Check the water management protocol (PDF, 607KB) for dealing rules for water supply schemes, unsupplemented water and underground water.

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

Water allocation trading - unsupplemented water

Check the water management protocol (PDF, 607KB) for dealing rules for unsupplemented water and underground water.

For additional information on trading in the water management areas see:

Seasonal water assignment

Seasonal trading options – Coastal Burnett

Use this tool to check what seasonal trades are possible between zones in the Coastal Burnett location. Note: This calculator is being trialled for the Coastal Burnett region only.

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Contact us

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

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