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Condamine–Balonne water resource plan

This water resource plan is the prevailing management plan for the surface water and groundwater resources in the Condamine–Balonne water resource plan area.

The plan was accredited by the Australian Government minister as being consistent with the Basin Plan and commenced on 21 September 2019. The Minister’s decision instrument and the explanatory statement are available on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Key documents informing the recommendation decision are set out below.

Downloads

Queensland Condamine–Balonne proposed Water Resource Plan Factsheet
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Recommendation documents
MDBA’s Letter to the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disasters and Emergency Management
The Authority's recommendation on the proposed Condamine-Balonne WRP
MDBA’s assessment of the Condamine-Balonne WRP
Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations advice on the Condamine–Balonne WRP
Independent review of the assessment process for the Condamine–Balonne WRP
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The Condamine–Balonne water resource plan is made up of a number of documents. The key document is the Condamine–Balonne water resource plan.

The accredited versions of these documents are available below.

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Key documents
Queensland Condamine-Balonne 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
Updated: 15 Oct 2019  •   MDBA reports