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Queensland Border Rivers–Moonie water resource plan

This water resource plan is the prevailing management plan for the surface water and groundwater resources in the Border Rivers–Moonie water resource plan area.

The plan was accredited by the Australian Government minister as being consistent with the Basin Plan and commenced on 24 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 Border Rivers-Moonie 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
MDBA’s Assessment of the Border Rivers–Moonie WRP
The Authority's recommendation on the proposed Border Rivers–Moonie WRP
Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations advice on the Border Rivers–Moonie WRP
Independent review of the assessment process for the Border Rivers–Moonie WRP
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The Border Rivers–Moonie water resource plan is made up of a number of documents. The key document is the Border Rivers–Moonie water resource plan.

The accredited versions of these documents are available below.

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Key documents
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie Water Resource Plan (2019)
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie - Water Connections - Aboriginal Peoples Water Needs in the Murray Darling Basin (2019)
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie Water Plan - Consultation report - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie Water Accounting Methods Report - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie risk assessment report - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie Review of Water Plan (Border Rivers) – Environmental Assessment Report - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie Review of Water Plan (Moonie) – Environmental Assessment Report - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie Water Quality Risk Assessment - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie Risk Management Report - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie Water Quality Management Plan Supporting Information - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie - Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Socio-economic report – Moonie - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie - Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Socio-economic report – Border Rivers - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie - Border Rivers Model Results to Support Basin Plan Requirements - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie - Moonie Model Results to Support Basin Plan Requirements - 2019
Queensland Border Rivers-Moonie – Granite Belt Model Results to Support Basin Plan Requirements - 2019
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Relevant state legislation and policy - resubmitted 24 April 2019
Queensland – Water Act 2000 – 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 (Border Rivers and Moonie) 2019 – as at 21 February 2019
Queensland - Border Rivers-Moonie Water Management Protocol – February 2019
Queensland - Healthy Waters Management Plan – Queensland Border Rivers and Moonie River Basins - 2019
Queensland - Murray-Darling Basin Compliance Compact – as at 12 December 2018
New South Wales – Queensland Border Rivers Intergovernmental Agreement 2008
Queensland - Border Rivers Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual – February 2019
Queensland - Border Rivers Water Supply Scheme Resource Operations Licence - 2019
Queensland – Macintyre Brook Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual – February 2019
Queensland – Macintyre Brook Water Supply Scheme Resource Operations Licence - 2019
Queensland – Callandoon Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual – February 2019
Queensland - Callandoon Water Supply Scheme Resource Operations License - February 2019
Queensland – Yambocully Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual – February 2019
Queensland – Yambocully Water Supply Scheme Resource Operations Licence - 2019
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Supporting information
Queensland - Ecological Risk Assessment Report - January 2018
Queensland – Border Rivers Water Management Area – Announced Period Guide - 2019

Amended April 2019 - Formatting changes to comply with publishing standards.

Queensland - Long-term watering plan Border Rivers and Moonie - 2019
Queensland - Granite Belt Source Model Calibration - 2019
Queensland - Condamine and Border Rivers Fractured Rock (GS53 GS55) groundwater background paper - 2018
Queensland - Border Rivers Summary of Monitoring Report – 2018
Queensland - Border Rivers Alluvium (GS54) groundwater background paper - 2018
Queensland - St George Alluvium (GS61 GS62 GS63) groundwater background paper - 2018
Queensland - Sediments above the Great Artesian Basin (GS57 GS58 GS59 GS60) groundwater background paper - 2018
Queensland - Moonie Summary of Monitoring Report - 2018
Queensland - Moonie River Basin Source Model Calibration - 2019
Queensland - Moonie Ecological Risk Assessment Report - 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
Queensland - Border Rivers Model Calibration Volume 1 - Flow Calibration - 2019 - Part 1
Queensland - Border Rivers Model Calibration Volume 1 - Flow Calibration - 2019 - Part 2
Updated: 05 Nov 2019  •   MDBA reports