Gulf 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 Gulf water plan area map (PDF, 1.2MB).

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 Gulf water plan (below) for all other underground water

Water plan information

Water supply scheme operators

The following schemes operate in the water plan area. Check the Resource operations plan (PDF, 4.8MB) for day-to-day operational, water sharing and seasonal water assignment rules.

NameOperator
Moondarra Dam Water Supply Scheme Mount Isa Mines
Julius Dam 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 Applications are open for the Gulf unallocated water release (Gilbert and Cloncurry Rivers)
Relocatable water licences Available. Read about the relocatable water licence market
Seasonal water assignment Check the Resource operations plan (PDF, 4.8MB) for rules and read about the application process

Contact us

Contact the Mareeba business centre for more information on water management and how you can access water in the Gulf water plan area.

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