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St George Water Supply Scheme - High Priority

State: 
Queensland
SDL resource unit: 
SS26 - Condamine-Balonne
Priority or reliability: 
High Priority
Total volume of the class on issue: 
3,000 ML
Historic reliability of the class: 

Water Allocation security objectives are stated in the Water Resource (Condamine and Balonne) Plan 2004.

For historic announced allocations please refer to SunWater's announced allocation page for this water supply scheme.

Fees and charges: 

The Queensland Competition Authority outlines the fees and charges for this water supply scheme under Part 7 Charges on Water Services and Water Allocations including discussion on Two-Part Tariffs.

More information on fees and charges for this water supply scheme is available on the SunWater fees and charges page.

The Queensland Government issued the Rural Water Pricing Direction Notice (No1) 2012 under section 999 of the Water Act 2000 (QLD).

Carryover arrangements: 

Carryover and forward draw rules for this water supply scheme are available under Chapter 5 Part 2 Division 4 of the Condamine and Balonne Water Resource Operations Plan.

Timing and manner of making allocation announcements: 

Chapter 5 Part 2 of the Resource Operations Plan contains the continuous sharing rules for this water supply scheme. Water in the each individual account is continually carried forward and is not reset at the start of the water year.

"Water year" is defined as "The period from 1 July to 30 June" in the Condamine and Balonne Resource Operations Plan Attachment 1(Dictionary).

Under the Bulk Sharing rules as outlined under section 240 of the Resource Operations Plan, the resource operations licence holder must determine and set the announced allocation effective from the first day of each water year.

Under Chapter 11 Part 2 Division 2 of the Resource Operations Plan, the resource operations licence holder must share water between holders of individual continuous share water accounts in accordance with the stated process.

How allocation levels are determined: 

Allocation levels for High Priority are determined in accordance with the Bulk water sharing rules as outlined under section 242 of Chapter 5 Part 2 of the Resource Operations Plan.

Areas to which this water access right may be traded: 

Information about water trading in the St George Water Supply Scheme is available on SunWater's water trade page.

The Water Act 2000 (QLD) (sections 128-135; 146A-150; 151-153) provide the legislative framework for trading of water access entitlements within water supply schemes.

The trading rules for the St George Water Supply Scheme are provided in Chapter 4 Parts 3 and 4 of the Condamine and Balonne Resource Operations Plan 2008.

The Queensland Land Title Practice Manual outlines the conveyance framework for registering permanent trade approvals, or trades not requiring approval by the resource manager.

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines website also provides up-to-date market information for trades involving a change of location.

Areas from which water access rights may be traded: 

Information about water trading in the St George Water Supply Scheme is available on SunWater's water trade page.

The Water Act 2000 (QLD) (sections 128-135; 146A-150; 151-153) provide the legislative framework for trading of water access entitlements within water supply schemes.

The trading rules for the St George Water Supply Scheme are provided in Chapter 4 Parts 3 and 4 of the Condamine and Balonne Resource Operations Plan 2008.

The Queensland Land Title Practice Manual outlines the conveyance framework for registering permanent trade approvals, or trades not requiring approval by the resource manager.

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines website also provides up-to-date market information for trades involving a change of location.

Water resource type: 
Regulated System
Form of take: 
Take from a regulated river
Resource Name: 
Condamine and Balonne