Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday water plan area map (PDF, 273KB).

What's happening?

  • 19 February 2019: The latest Minister's report is now available, the report provides an assessment of the performance of the Water Resource (Whitsunday) Plan 2010.
  • We are implementing a new water planning framework. Learn where to find information in the new water planning documents. The Whitsunday water management protocol and resource operations licence/manual are in preparation.

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

Water plan information

Note: When the resource operations plan was first released as a draft, stakeholders raised concerns about the proposals for water sharing in the Andromache River and O'Connell River catchments. Because of these concerns, some rules for these catchments have not been finalised and have been deferred. These are described in a public notice (PDF, 400KB) issued on 17 November 2011.

Water supply scheme operators

The following schemes operate in the water plan area. Check the Resource operations plan (PDF, 2.4MB) for day-to-day operational, water sharing and seasonal water assignment rules.

NameOperator
Proserpine 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 scheme areas Proserpine River: Allocation trading and rules | Current locations of water allocations
Seasonal water assignment Check the resource operations plan (PDF, 2.4MB) 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 Whitsunday water plan area.

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