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Condamine–Balonne water resource plan

Queensland formally submitted the proposed Condamine-Balonne Water Resource Plan (proposed WRP) package for assessment to the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (the MDBA) under the Water Act 2007 (Cth) on 28 February 2019. On 24 April 2019, Queensland withdrew the proposed WRP package and re-submitted a revised WRP package. The MDBA has completed assessment of the WRP against Basin Plan requirements and the Authority has made a recommendation to the Commonwealth Minister responsible for water (the Minister). The proposed WRP is currently with the Minister for consideration and decision on accreditation. The proposed WRP is not operational. The publication of the proposed WRP on the MDBA’s website is to enable transparency.

The MDBA will publish all WRP submission documents as soon as practical. This page was updated on 17 June 2019.

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Queensland Condamine–Balonne proposed Water Resource Plan Factsheet
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Key documents
Queensland Condamine-Balonne proposed Water Resource Plan (2019)

Amended to correct minor gaps, internal inconsistencies and align with WRP requirements. Formatting changes to comply with publishing standards.

Queensland Condamine-Balonne - Water Connections - Aboriginal Peoples Water Needs in the Murray Darling Basin (2019)

Amended to correct minor inconsistencies and better align with WRP requirements following NBAN workshop.

Queensland Condamine-Balonne Water Plan - Consultation report - 2019
Queensland Condamine-Balonne Water Accounting Methods Report - 2019

Amended to correct minor inconsistencies and better align with WRP requirements, including additional appendix. Formatting changes to comply with publishing standards.

Queensland Condamine-Balonne risk assessment report - 2019

Amended to correct minor inconsistencies and better align with WRP requirements

Queensland Condamine-Balonne Review of Water Plan – Environmental Assessment Report - 2018
Queensland Condamine-Balonne Water Quality Risk Assessment - 2019
Queensland Condamine-Balonne Risk Management Report - 2019

Amended to correct minor inconsistencies and better align with WRP requirements

Queensland Condamine-Balonne Water Quality Management Plan Supporting Information - 2019
Queensland Condamine-Balonne - Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Socio-economic report - 2018
Queensland Condamine-Balonne – Upper Condamine Model Results to Support Basin Plan Requirements - 2018
Queensland Condamine-Balonne – Oakey-Gowrie Creek Model Results to Support Basin Plan Requirements – 018
Queensland Condamine-Balonne – Middle Condamine Results to Support Basin Plan Requirements - 2018
Queensland Condamine-Balonne – Lower Balonne distributary model results to Support Basin Plan Requirements - 2019
Queensland Condamine-Balonne – Charley Creek model results to Support Basin Plan Requirements - 2019
Queensland Condamine-Balonne – St George model results to Support Basin Plan Requirements - 2019
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Relevant state legislation and policy
Queensland – Water Act – as at 25 October 2018
Queensland - Water Regulations - 2016 – as at 1 February 2019
Commonwealth Basin Plan 2012 – as at 11 July 2018
Queensland - Environmental Protection Act - 1994 – as at 1 January 2018
Queensland - Water Plan (Condamine-Balonne) 2019 – as at 21 February 2019
Queensland - Water Plan (Border Rivers-Moonie) 2019 – as at 21 February 2019
Queensland – Condamine-Balonne Water Management Protocol – February 2019

Amended to correct an administrative error.

Queensland - Healthy Waters Management Plan – Condamine River Basin - 2019
Queensland - Healthy Waters Management Plan – Maranoa and Balonne River Basin - 2019
Queensland - Murray-Darling Basin Compliance Compact – as at 12 December 2018
Queensland – Upper Condamine Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual – February 2019
Queensland – Upper Condamine Water Supply Scheme Resource Operations Licence - 2019
Queensland – St George Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual – February 2019

Amended to cover temporary operation at reduced full supply level if declared under Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act

Queensland – St George Water Supply Scheme Resource Operations Licence - 2019
Queensland – Maranoa River Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual – February 2019
Queensland – Maranoa River Supply Scheme Resource Operations License - February 2019
Queensland – Chinchilla Weir Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual – February 2019
Queensland – Chinchilla Weir Supply Scheme Resource Operations Licence - 2019
Queensland – St George Channel Scheme Operations Manual – 2018
Queensland – St George Channel Distribution Operations License - 2017
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Supporting information
Queensland – Condamine-Balonne Ecological Risk Assessment Report - January 2018
Queensland – Lower Balonne Water Management Area – Announced Period Guide - 2019

Amended – Formatting changes to comply with publishing standards.

Queensland – Condamine-Balonne River Basin Model Volume 2 – appendices - 2019
Queensland - Long-term watering plan Condamine-Balonne - 2019
Queensland - St George Alluvium (GS61 GS62 GS63) groundwater background paper - 2018
Queensland – Condamine-Balonne Summary of Monitoring Report – 2018
Queensland - Upper Condamine Alluvium Tributaries (GS64b) groundwater background paper - 2018
Queensland - Upper Condamine Basalts (GS65) groundwater background paper - 2018
Queensland - Central Condamine Alluvium (GS64a) groundwater background paper - 2018
Queensland - Condamine and Border Rivers Fractured Rock (GS53 GS55) groundwater background paper – 2018
Queensland - Qld Murray-Darling Basin deep (GS56) groundwater background paper – 2018
Queensland - Sediments above the Great Artesian Basin (GS57 GS58 GS59 GS60) groundwater background paper – 2018
Queensland - Explanatory report on rule changes in the Lower Balonne - 2019
Queensland - MDBA Basin-wide environmental watering strategy - 2014
Queensland - Marsden Jacob Associates socio-economic report for the protection of environmental values - 2017
Queensland - Independent audit of Qld non-urban water measurement and compliance - 2018
Updated: 17 Jul 2019  •   MDBA reports