Mary 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 Mary Basin water plan area map (PDF, 1.9MB).

What's happening?

  • 28 May 2021: A notice was gazetted to postpone the expiry date of the water plan to 28 May 2024. Postponing the expiry of the water plan will allow the department to complete technical assessments and undertake adequate consultation to address current and emerging issues as part of the replacement process.
  • 27 May 2021: The preliminary public consultation notice (PDF, 15KB) for the proposed replacement of the Mary Basin water plan is now available. The notice explains the reasons for replacing the plan and consultation arrangements. The Minister's report provides further information in regard to the reasons for replacing the plan. Submissions on the notice closed on 30 July 2021.
  • Apr 2021: Provisions from the Mary Basin Resource operations plan have been recast into contemporary documents under provisions of the Water Act 2000. A water management protocol, 6 resource operations licences and their respective operations manual have now been published.

Water management

Summary

Type of waterManagement
Surface water Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements
Overland flow Not managed
Underground water Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements for the Cooloola Sandmass subartesian area

Water plan information

Water supply scheme operators

The following schemes operate in the water plan area.

NameOperatorLicenceManual
Baroon Pocket Water Supply Scheme Seqwater Resource operations licence (PDF, 133KB) Operations manual (PDF, 4MB)
Cedar Pocket Water Supply Scheme Seqwater Resource operations licence (PDF, 214KB) Operations manual (PDF, 3.4MB)
Lower Mary River Water Supply Scheme Sunwater Resource operations licence (PDF, 227KB) Operations manual (PDF, 1.62MB)
Mary Valley Water Supply Scheme Seqwater Resource operations licence (PDF, 228KB) Operations manual (PDF, 4MB)
Teddington Weir Water Supply Scheme Fraser Coast Regional Council Resource operations licence (PDF, 138KB) Operations manual (PDF, 4MB)
Wide Bay Water Supply Scheme Fraser Coast Regional Council Resource operations licence (PDF, 157KB) Operations manual (PDF, 4.8MB)

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 water management protocol (see above) or contact the water supply scheme operator for supplemented water
Unallocated water releases No current releases
Water allocation trading – water supply schemes
Seasonal water assignment

Check the water management protocol (PDF, 197KB) for rules and read about the application process

Contact us

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

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