Water supply security

Queensland has a dynamic climate with some of the highest and lowest rainfalls in the country. Planning for secure water supply is essential in this variable climate to support our industry, agriculture and population growth.

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water provides support to local governments with longer‑term water supply planning for their communities. This helps ensure that issues relating to the availability and reliability of water supplies are understood and plans can be made to deal with shortfalls.

The department monitors water supply security for communities across the state with the assistance of service providers through mechanisms such as key performance indicator reporting and a 4 monthly water security survey.

The department can assist service providers with guidance and expert advice on the current status of supply security, as well as potential water supply risks and options going forward.