Fitzroy 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 Fitzroy Basin water plan area map (PDF, 295KB).

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—also refer below for notification requirements for overland flow works.
Underground water Check the water plan and water management protocol for rules and requirements for the Isaac Connors, Highlands, Carnarvon, Fitzroy and Callide groundwater management areas.

Check the Great Artesian Basin and other regional aquifers water plan for additional requirements that might apply.

Water plan information

Water sharing rules

Notification of existing overland flow works

To ensure you meet the requirement of the water plan, you must notify us of existing overland flow works as soon as possible. Failure to do this is a breach of the Water Act 2000. Use form W2F019 - Notification of existing overland flow works (PDF, 273KB). For works installed after these dates, find out more about requirements for new works for taking overland flow.

  • If you are a landowner, you must notify us if the works were in existence prior to 13 September 2001.
  • If you are a holder of a mining tenement and or petroleum tenure, you must notify us if the works were in existence prior to 9 December 2011. You do not need to notify us if the works are to satisfy the requirement of an environmental authority issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Water supply scheme operators

The following schemes operate in the water plan area. Check the relevant operations manual for day-to-day operational, water sharing and seasonal water assignment rules.

NameOperatorLicenceManual
Callide Valley Water Supply Scheme SunWater Resource operations licence (PDF, 110KB)Operations manual (PDF, 260KB)
Dawson Valley Water Supply Scheme SunWater Resource operations licence (PDF, 196KB)Operations manual (PDF, 271KB)
Theodore Channel Scheme (Dawson Valley Water Supply Scheme) Theodore Water Distribution operations licence (PDF, 123KB)Operations manual (PDF, 245KB)
Fitzroy Barrage Water Supply Scheme Fitzroy River Water Resource operations licence (PDF, 86KB)Operations manual (PDF, 95KB)
Lower Fitzroy Water Supply Scheme SunWater Resource operations licence (PDF, 89KB)Operations manual (PDF, 99KB)
Nogoa Mackenzie Water Supply Scheme SunWater Resource operations licence (PDF, 142KB)Operations manual (PDF, 202KB)

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 Submissions are being accepted up until 5pm 10 May 2019 for temporary access to 90,000ML of Strategic water infrastructure reserves which is being made available from the Dawson River.
Water allocation trading - water supply schemes
Water allocation trading - unsupplemented water

Check the water management protocol (PDF, 863KB) for trading rules for:

  • Comet water management area
  • Dawson Valley water management area
  • Fitzroy water management area
  • Lower Callide groundwater sub-area (see current locations of water allocations)
  • Nogoa water management area
  • Theresa Retreat water management area.
Seasonal water assignment

Check the water management protocol (PDF, 863KB) for rules and read about the application process.

Contact us

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

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