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, 668KB).

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 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

The following schemes operate in the water plan area. Check the Resource operations plan (PDF, 8.5MB) for day-to-day operational, water sharing and seasonal water assignment rules.

NameOperator
Three Moon Creek Water Supply Scheme SunWater
Bundaberg Water Supply Scheme SunWater
Upper Burnett Water Supply Scheme SunWater
Barker Barambah Water Supply Scheme SunWater
Boyne River and Tarong Water Supply Scheme SunWater

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

Barker Barambah: Allocation trading and rules | Current locations of water allocations

Boyne River and Tarong: Allocation trading and rules | Current locations of water allocations

Bundaberg: Allocation trading and rules | Current locations of water allocations

Upper Burnett: Allocation trading and rules | Current locations of water allocations

Water allocation trading - unsupplemented water

Barker Barambah: Current locations of water allocations

Coastal Burnett Groundwater: Current locations of water allocations

Lower Burnett and Kolan Rivers: Current locations of water allocations

Upper Burnett and Nogo Rivers: Current locations of water allocations

Boyne and Stuart Rivers water management area: check the Resource operations plan (PDF, 8.5MB) for trading rules.

Seasonal water assignment

Check the Resource operations plan (PDF, 6.5MB) for rules and read about the application process

For the Coastal Burnett region, check the online calculator below for seasonal trading options

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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