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Pioneer Valley 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 Pioneer Valley water plan area map (PDF, 333KB).

What's happening?

  • 24 Apr 2020: The water management protocol was amended to clarify the announced entitlement review date for particular water licences. Read the statement of changes (PDF, 68KB) for details.
  • 3 Apr 2020 The Eton Channel Scheme has transitioned to local management arrangements.
  • 10 Jan 2020: The Department of Environment and Science has made its report on seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers available.
  • 11 Oct 2019: The water management protocol, 2 resource operations licences, 1 distribution operations licence and the respective operations manuals have now been published.
  • 23 May 2019: The latest Minister's report is now available; the report provides an assessment of the performance of the Water Plan (Pioneer) 2002.

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.

Water plan information

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
Pioneer River Water Supply Scheme SunWater Resource operations licence (PDF, 5.9MB)Operations manual (PDF, 288KB)
Pioneer River Water Supply Scheme Pioneer Valley Water Board Distribution operations licence (PDF, 3MB)Operations manual (PDF, 137KB)
Eton Water Supply Scheme SunWater Resource operations licence (PDF, 315KB)Operations manual (PDF, 731KB)
Eton Irrigation Cooperative Ltd SunWater Distribution operations licence (PDF, 331KB)Operations manual (PDF, 445KB)

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

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

Eton: Allocation trading and rules

Water allocation trading - unsupplemented water Pioneer Groundwater Management Area: Current locations of water allocations
Seasonal water assignment Check the water management protocol (see above) for rules and read about the application process.

Contact us

Contact the Mackay business centre for more information on water management and how you can access water in the Pioneer Valley water plan area.

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