Water Plan (Border Rivers and Moonie) 2019


Queensland Crest

Part 1 Preliminary

1Short title

This plan may be cited as the Water Plan (Border Rivers and Moonie) 2019.

2Purposes of plan

The purposes of this plan are to—
(a)define the availability of water to which this plan applies; and
(b)provide a framework for sustainably managing water to which this plan applies; and
(c)identify priorities and mechanisms for dealing with the future water requirements in the plan area; and
(d)provide a framework for managing water allocations; and
(e)provide a framework for reversing, where practicable, the degradation of natural ecosystems caused by the taking of, or interference with, water to which this plan applies.

3Definitions

The dictionary in schedule 15 defines particular words used in this plan.

4Meaning of surface water

Surface water is—
(a)water in a watercourse or lake; or
(b)water in a spring not connected to water to which the Water Plan (Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers) 2017 applies; or
(c)overland flow water, other than water in a spring connected to water to which the Water Plan (Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers) 2017 applies.

5References to latitudes and longitudes

(1)The latitudes and longitudes used to describe a location mentioned in this plan are worked out using GDA94.
(2)In this section—
GDA94 means the Geocentric Datum of Australia, commonly called ‘GDA 94’, notified in the Commonwealth Government Gazette No. GN 35 on 6 September 1995, at page 3369.

Part 2 Plan area, water to which plan applies and other matters

6Water to which plan applies—Act, s 43

For section 43(1)(a) of the Act, this plan applies to the following water in the plan area—
(a)surface water;
(b)underground water to which the Water Plan (Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers) 2017does not apply.

7Underground water declared to be overland flow water—Act, s 1006A

(1)For section 1006A(1) of the Act, underground water to which this plan applies is declared to be overland flow water if the underground water is—
(a)from the Border Rivers Fractured Rock in the Granite Belt underground water sub-area; and

Note—

The Border Rivers Fractured Rock is an underground water unit.
(b)not more than 6m below the surface.
(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to underground water the chief executive is satisfied is not hydraulically connected to overland flow water.

8Plan area

(1)This plan applies to the area shown as the plan area on the map in schedule 1, part 1.
(2)The plan area is divided into catchments.
(3)A reference in this plan to a catchment by name is a reference to the catchment given that name on the map in schedule 1, part 1.

9Water supply schemes and water supply scheme zones

(1)Each part of the plan area shown as a water supply scheme on the map in schedule 2, part 1 is a water supply scheme for this plan.
(2)Each part of the plan area shown as a water supply scheme zone on the map in schedule 2, part 1, and named and described in schedule 2, part 2, columns 2 and 3, is a water supply scheme zone.

10Water management areas—Act, sch 4

(1)For schedule 4 of the Act, definition water management area, paragraph (b), each part of the plan area shown as a water management area on a map in schedule 3 is a water management area.
(2)A reference in this plan to a water management area by name is a reference to the water management area given that name on a map in schedule 3 and in column 1 of a table in schedule 3.
(3)For this section—
(a)the Border Rivers water management area is the area labelled on the map in schedule 3, part 1, division 1 as—
(i)the Border Rivers water management area Dumaresq zone; and
(ii)the Border Rivers water management area Macintyre zone; and
(iii)the Border Rivers water management area Barwon zone; and
(b)the Macintyre Brook water management area is the area labelled on the map in schedule 3, part 1, division 1 as—
(i)the Macintyre Brook water management area Macintyre Brook upstream zone; and
(ii)the Macintyre Brook water management area Macintyre Brook zone.

11Water management area zones

(1)A water management area has 1 or more water management area zones.
(2)Each part of the plan area shown as a water management area zone on a map in schedule 3, and named and described in columns 2 and 3 of a table in schedule 3, is a water management area zone.
(3)A reference in this plan to a water management area zone by name is a reference to the water management area zone given that name on a map in schedule 3 and in column 2 of a table in schedule 3.

12Underground water management area

The part of the plan area shown as the underground water management area on the map in schedule 4 is the underground water management area.

13Underground water sub-areas

(1)Certain parts of the underground water management area are divided into underground water sub-areas.
(2)A part of the underground water management area shown on the map in schedule 5 as an underground water sub-area is an underground water sub-area.
(3)A reference in this plan to an underground water sub-area by name is a reference to the underground water sub-area given that name in schedule 5.

14Underground water units and underground water sub-units

(1)The underground water management area includes the following aquifers (each an underground water unit)—
(a)the Border Rivers Fractured Rock;
(b)the Border Rivers Alluvium;
(c)the St George Alluvium (shallow);
(d)the St George Alluvium (deep);
(e)the sediments above the Great Artesian Basin;
(f)the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin deep.
(2)The Border Rivers Alluvium, in the Border Rivers Alluvium underground water sub-area, is made up of the following aquifers (each an underground water sub-unit)—
(a)for underground water to which this plan applies above the aquitard in the Border Rivers Alluvium—the Border Rivers Alluvium (shallow);
(b)for underground water to which this plan applies below the aquitard in the Border Rivers Alluvium—the Border Rivers Alluvium (deep).

15Underground water zones

(1)Certain underground water sub-areas are divided into underground water zones.
(2)A part of an underground water sub-area, shown on the map in schedule 6 as an underground water zone, is an underground water zone.

16Trading zones—Act, s 43

For section 43(1)(e)(i) of the Act, the following zones are trading zones for water allocations to which this plan applies—
(a)a water supply scheme zone;
(b)a water management area zone;
(c)an underground water zone.

17Nodes

(1)A node is a point in the plan area.
(2)The modelled location of each node is identified, by a letter, on the map in schedule 1, part 1 and is described in schedule 1, part 2.
(3)A node may be referred to in this plan by its letter.
(4)The actual location of each node is set by—
(a)for nodes A to K—the eWater Source computer program; or
(b)for nodes L to N—the MODFLOW computer program.

18Information about areas

The exact location of the boundaries of each of the following is held in digital electronic form by the department and may be accessed at each office of the department—
(a)the plan area;
(b)a water supply scheme;
(c)a water supply scheme zone;
(d)a water management area;
(e)a water management area zone;
(f)the underground water management area;
(g)an underground water sub-area;
(h)an underground water zone.

Note—

The location of each office of the department is available on the department’s website.

Part 3 Water plan outcomes

19Purpose of part

This part states, for section 43(1)(b) of the Act, the water plan outcomes for this plan.

20General water plan outcome

A water plan outcome for this plan is that water to which this plan applies is to be allocated and managed in a way that—
(a)recognises the natural state of watercourses, lakes, springs and aquifers has changed because of the taking of, or interference with, water; and
(b)is consistent with the relevant version of the Basin Plan, including, for example, the sustainable diversion limits; and
(c)is consistent with water sharing agreements and commitments between the State and New South Wales; and
(d)seeks to achieve a balance between—
(i)the economic water plan outcomes stated in section 21; and
(ii)the social water plan outcomes stated in section 22; and
(iii)the cultural water plan outcomes stated in section 23; and
(iv)the environmental water plan outcomes stated in section 24; and
(e)promotes improved understanding of—
(i)matters affecting the flow-related, and underground water dependent, health of ecosystems, including springs, in the plan area; and
(ii)the flow requirements of ecosystems in the plan area; and
(iii)the water required for social, spiritual, economic, environmental and cultural uses of water by Aboriginal people; and
(iv)the water required to deliver social and economic benefits to communities in the plan area; and
(v)the impact of climate change on water availability; and
(vi)the actions required to reverse the degradation of natural ecosystems caused by the taking of, or interference with, water to which this plan applies.

21Water plan outcomes—economic

(1)The economic water plan outcomes for this plan are—
(a)to maintain the probability of being able to take water to which this plan applies under a water entitlement; and
(b)to maintain and, if possible, improve the productive base of underground water to which this plan applies; and
(c)to improve and support the effective and efficient operation of the market in water allocations and relocatable water licences; and
(d)to maintain the availability of water to which this plan applies for stock purposes and tourism in the plan area; and
(e)to maintain the availability of water to which this plan applies for industries dependent on water resources in the plan area; and
(f)to maintain and, if possible, improve flood flows to support grazing activities in the plan area; and
(g)to make water to which this plan applies available to support the economic and social aspirations of Aboriginal people.
(2)In this section—
relocatable water licence means a water licence that the water management protocol for this plan states may be relocated, in whole or in part, under section 126(1)(a) of the Act.

22Water plan outcomes—social

The social water plan outcomes for this plan are—
(a)to maintain—
(i)the availability of water to which this plan applies for the supply of urban water to towns and communities dependent on the water resources of the plan area; and
(ii)the flows of water to which this plan applies that support water-related aesthetic, cultural and recreational values; and
(b)to provide water to which this plan applies for domestic purposes in the plan area.

23Water plan outcomes—cultural

The cultural water plan outcomes for this plan are to maintain flows of water to which this plan applies that support the water-related cultural, spiritual, social and environmental values of Aboriginal people.

24Water plan outcomes—environmental

(1)The environmental water plan outcomes for this plan are—
(a)to maintain the probability of being able to take surface water to which this plan applies under a water entitlement held only for providing benefit to the environment; and

Examples of a water entitlement held only for providing benefit to the environment—

a water entitlement held by CEWH
a water entitlement held only for protecting and restoring the health of Murray-Darling Basin ecosystems
(b)to maintain and, if possible, improve flows of water to which this plan applies that support—
(i)waterholes as refugia; and
(ii)river channels; and
(iii)river-forming processes; and
(c)to maintain and, if possible, improve flows of water to which this plan applies that support floodplain ecosystems within and downstream of the plan area, including—
(i)the Macintyre River floodplain downstream of Goondiwindi; and
(ii)channel-connected wetlands associated with that floodplain; and
(d)to minimise changes to flows of water in the plan area that support fish movement and fish recruitment; and
(e)to minimise adverse environmental impacts, relating to water to which this plan applies, caused by the operation of infrastructure in the plan area; and

Examples of adverse environmental impacts—

bank erosion, thermal alteration of waters, degradation of water quality
(f)to minimise water quality degradation in relation to—
(i)for surface water to which this plan applies—flow; and
(ii)for underground water to which this plan applies—flow and pressure; and
(g)to maintain an underground water regime in the plan area that supports ecosystems dependent on underground water to which this plan applies.
(2)In this section—
fish recruitment means the successful development and growth of a juvenile fish to a stage at which the fish has the ability to reproduce.
underground water regime means the profile of underground water levels, hydraulic head and direction of underground water flow as represented by water levels at nodes L, M and N.
waterhole means a part of a watercourse that contains water after the watercourse stops flowing, other than a part of the watercourse that is within the storage area of a dam or weir on the watercourse.

Part 4 Measures for achieving water plan outcomes

25General measures that contribute to achieving water plan outcomes

(1)Measures that contribute to achieving the water plan outcomes stated in sections 20(b), 21(1)(a) and (b), 23 and 24(1)(a) to (d), (f) and (g) are—
(a)all water allocations are measured, as directed by the chief executive, by 31 December 2022; and
(b)all water licences to take underground water to which this plan applies in the following underground water units are measured, as directed by the chief executive, by 31 December 2025—
(i)the Border Rivers Fractured Rock;
(ii)the Border Rivers Alluvium; and
(c)all relevant taking of overland flow water is measured, as directed by the chief executive, by 31 December 2022.
(2)A measure that contributes to achieving the water plan outcome stated in section 20(b) is the annual publication, by the chief executive, of a water use report that includes information about compliance with the sustainable diversion limits.
(3)A measure that contributes to achieving the water plan outcomes stated in sections 20(b) and 21(1)(a) is the identification, by the chief executive by 30 June 2024, of works associated with the taking of water, declared to be overland flow water under section 7, for purposes other than stock purposes or domestic purposes.
(4)A measure that contributes to achieving the water plan outcome stated in section 20(c) is each determination of environmental share made by the chief executive is recorded and published at least annually.
(5)A measure that contributes to achieving the water plan outcome stated in section 21(1)(e) is the granting, by the chief executive within 5 years of the commencement, of water entitlements for the taking of unallocated water, reserved in the Stanthorpe water management area under this plan for the purpose of ‘any’, for achieving that water plan outcome.
(6)A measure that contributes to achieving the water plan outcomes stated in sections 20 to 24 is that a monitoring, evaluation and reporting strategy, to support assessment of the effectiveness of this plan and its implementation, is developed by the chief executive by 1 July 2020.
(7)In this section—
environmental share means environmental share of water to which this plan applies under access arrangements for unsupplemented surface water in water sharing agreements and commitments between the State and New South Wales.
relevant taking, of overland flow water, means taking of overland flow water—
(a)permitted under section 39(1)(a) or (c); and
(b)in any of the following water management area zones—
(i)the Barwon zone;
(ii)the Callandoon zone;
(iii)the Lower Weir zone;
(iv)the Upper Weir zone;
(v)the Macintyre zone;
(vi)zone A in the Moonie water management area;
(vii)zone B in the Moonie water management area;
(viii)zone C in the Moonie water management area;
(ix)zone D in the Moonie water management area.

26Measures that contribute to achieving particular economic water plan outcomes

Measures that contribute to achieving the water plan outcome stated in section 21(1)(c) are—
(a)information about the number, value and volume of water entitlement trades is collected and analysed; and
(b)opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the market in tradeable water entitlements are analysed; and
(c)the information and analysis mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) are published by the chief executive within 5 years of the commencement; and
(d)the establishment by the chief executive, within 2 years of the commencement, of a process for the granting of water entitlements for the taking of unallocated water, reserved in the Stanthorpe water management area under this plan, for achieving the water plan outcome mentioned in section 21(1)(g).

Note—

See section 43 for unallocated water reserved under this plan.

27Measure that contributes to achieving particular cultural water plan outcomes

A measure that contributes to achieving the water plan outcomes stated in sections 20(e)(iii) and 23 is the publishing by the chief executive, within 5 years of the commencement, of a report on the flow requirements to support cultural values and uses, informed by engagement with Aboriginal people.

Part 5 Objectives and performance indicators

Division 1 Environmental flow objectives and performance indicators

28Environmental flow objectives and performance indicators for surface water—Act, s 43

(1)For section 43(1)(d) of the Act, the environmental flow objectives for surface water to which this plan applies are stated in schedule 7, part 1.
(2)The performance indicators for the environmental flow objectives for surface water to which this plan applies are stated in schedule 7, part 1.

29Environmental flow objectives and performance indicators for underground water—Act, s 43

(1)For section 43(1)(d) of the Act, the environmental flow objectives for underground water to which this plan applies are stated in schedule 7, part 2.
(2)The performance indicators for the environmental flow objectives for underground water to which this plan applies are stated in schedule 7, part 2.

Division 2 Water allocation security objectives and performance indicators

30Water allocation security objectives and performance indicators for surface water—Act, s 43

(1)For section 43(1)(e)(ii) of the Act, the water allocation security objectives for surface water to which this plan applies are that—
(a)the performance ratio, for the high priority group, is not less than what the performance ratio for the group was immediately before the commencement; and
(b)the performance ratio, for the medium priority group, is not less than what the performance ratio for the group was immediately before the commencement; and
(c)the performance ratio, for each water allocation group mentioned in schedule 8, column 3, is not less than 99% of what the performance ratio for the group was immediately before the commencement.
(2)The performance indicators for the water allocation security objectives for surface water to which this plan applies are the performance ratios for each group of water allocations mentioned in subsection (1).
(3)In this section—
high priority group means all water allocations that state they are in the ‘high priority group’.
medium priority group means all water allocations that state they are in the ‘medium priority group’.

31Water allocation security objective and performance indicator for underground water—Act, s 43

(1)For section 43(1)(e)(ii) of the Act, the water allocation security objective for underground water to which this plan applies is that the annual announcement volume probability, for a water allocation group mentioned in schedule 9, column 1, is at least the percentage stated for the group in schedule 9, column 3.
(2)The performance indicator for the water allocation security objective for underground water to which this plan applies is the annual announcement volume probability for each water allocation group mentioned in schedule 9, column 1.

Division 3 Calculation of performance indicators

32Calculation of performance indicators for surface water

(1)A performance indicator mentioned in section 28 or 30 must be calculated on the assumption that unallocated water reserved under this plan is being taken.

Note—

See section 43 for unallocated water reserved under this plan.
(2)Subsection (3) applies in relation to a decision made by the chief executive under chapter 2 of the Act
(a)that will result in the addition of a water allocation to, or the omission of a water allocation from, a priority group or a water allocation group; or
(b)to approve an application under section 159 of the Act to change a water allocation.
(3)In assessing the consistency of the decision with the water allocation security objectives for surface water, the performance indicators mentioned in section 30 must be calculated on the assumption the water allocation being added, omitted or changed is not part of a priority group or a water allocation group.

Part 6 Garden size and volume of water for watering

33Garden size and volume of water for watering—Act, s 6

(1)For section 6(3)(a) of the Act, a combined garden size of 0.25ha is stated for this plan.
(2)For section 6(3)(b) of the Act, the volume of water that is sufficient to water a garden, with a combined size not exceeding 0.25ha, in the plan area is 2ML a year.

Part 7 Particular decisions about allocation or management of water

34Definition for part

In this part—
decision means a decision made by the chief executive under chapter 2 of the Act about the allocation or management of water to which this plan applies, other than a decision about a water permit.

35Decisions must not increase amount of water taken

(1)A decision must not increase—
(a)the average volume of surface water or underground water that may be taken under this plan; or
(b)the combined total of each nominal entitlement for water licences to take underground water to which this plan applies, other than water licences to which water sharing rules apply.
(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to a decision about—
(a)the reinstatement of a water licence; or
(b)taking unallocated water reserved under this plan; or

Note—

See section 43 for unallocated water reserved under this plan.
(c)taking or interfering with underground water to which this plan applies that is not in an underground water unit.

36Particular decisions must be consistent with particular objectives

A decision must be consistent with—
(a)for a decision about the allocation or management of surface water to which this plan applies—
(i)the environmental flow objectives stated in section 28(1); and
(ii)the water allocation security objectives stated in section 30(1); or
(b)for a decision about the allocation or management of underground water to which this plan applies—
(i)the environmental flow objectives stated in section 29(1); and
(ii)the water allocation security objective stated in section 31(1).

37Assessing consistency with particular objectives

(1)To assess the consistency of a decision with the environmental flow objectives for surface water or underground water to which this plan applies, or with the water allocation security objectives for surface water to which this plan applies, the model computer program’s simulation for the simulation period must be used.
(2)To assess the consistency of a decision with the water allocation security objective for underground water to which this plan applies, the Border Rivers Alluvium (deep) decision support tool must be used.
(3)If it is not practicable to use the model computer program’s simulation, or the Border Rivers Alluvium (deep) decision support tool, another kind of assessment approved by the chief executive may be used.
(4)In this section—
model computer program means—
(a)the eWater Source computer program; or
(b) the MODFLOW computer program; or
(c)the statistical analysis and reporting programs associated with a computer program mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Part 8 Limitations on taking or interfering with water

38Limitations on taking water for particular activities—Act, s 101

(1) For section 101(1) of the Act
(a)the combined total amount of water to which this plan applies that may be taken for all activities prescribed under section 101(1)(a) of the Act is 2ML a year; and
(b)a person must not take water to which this plan applies for an activity prescribed under section 101(1)(a) of the Act unless the water is taken using existing works.
(2)Subsection (1)(b) does not apply to underground water to which this plan applies taken from the following underground water units—
(a)the St George Alluvium (shallow);
(b)the sediments above the Great Artesian Basin;
(c)the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin deep.
(3)In this section—
existing works means works—
(a)that are used, or capable of being used, to take or interfere with water; and
(b)to which 1 of the following applies—
(i)the works were constructed before the commencement;
(ii)for works used, or capable of being used, to take or interfere with underground water to which this plan applies—the works are a replacement water bore that replaces works mentioned in subparagraph (i);
(iii)for works used, or capable of being used, to take or interfere with surface water—the works replace works mentioned in subparagraph (i).

39Limitations on taking overland flow water—Act, s 101

(1)For section 101(1) of the Act, a person must not, under section 101(1)(b) of the Act, take overland flow water to which this plan applies unless the water—
(a)is taken under a water entitlement or water permit; or
(b)is taken for stock purposes or domestic purposes; or
(c)is taken using—
(i)existing overland flow works located in the Granite Belt underground water sub-area; or
(ii)notified existing overland flow works located in the plan area, other than in the Granite Belt underground water sub-area.

Note—

See also section 101(3) of the Act for when a person cannot be prevented from taking overland flow water that is contaminated agricultural run-off.
(2)However, subsection (1)(c) does not apply to the person if the person holds a water licence to take the overland flow water using the works.

40Limitations on taking or interfering with underground water in underground water management area—Act, s 101

(1)For section 101(1) of the Act, a person must not, under section 101(1)(c) of the Act, take or interfere with underground water to which this plan applies, from an underground water unit, unless the water is taken or interfered with—
(a)under a water entitlement or water permit; or
(b)under a seasonal water assignment notice; or
(c)for stock purposes or domestic purposes; or
(d)for relevant underground water—using existing underground water works.
(2)Subsection (1)(c) is subject to section 41.
(3)In this section—
existing underground water works means works used, or capable of being used, to take or interfere with underground water to which this plan applies if—
(a)for underground water from the Border Rivers Fractured Rock in the Granite Belt underground water sub-area—
(i)the works were constructed before 6 July 2016; or
(ii)otherwise—
(A)construction of the works was physically started before 6 July 2016 and was completed before 31 December 2016; and
(B)the chief executive was, before 17 August 2016, given a notice for the works under item 5(c) of the moratorium notice, published on 6 July 2016, called ‘Moratorium notice Water Act 2000 Granite Belt underground water area’; or

Note—

The Border Rivers Fractured Rock is an underground water unit.
(b)for underground water from the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin deep—the works were constructed before the commencement; or

Note—

The Queensland Murray-Darling Basin deep is an underground water unit.
(c)the works are a replacement water bore that replaces works mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).
relevant underground water means underground water to which this plan applies from—
(a)the Border Rivers Fractured Rock in the Granite Belt underground water sub-area; or
(b)the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin deep.

Note—

The Border Rivers Fractured Rock and the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin deep are underground water units.

41Taking or interfering with underground water from land in service area for stock purposes or domestic purposes

(1)This section applies to underground water to which this plan applies if the water is—
(a)taken or interfered with, for stock purposes or domestic purposes, on land in a service area; and
(b)taken from either of the following underground water units—
(i)the Border Rivers Alluvium;
(ii)the Border Rivers Fractured Rock.
(2)The water may only be taken or interfered with using existing underground water works.
(3)In this section—
existing underground water works means works used, or capable of being used, to take or interfere with underground water to which this plan applies if—
(a)the works were—
(i)used, or capable of being used, to take underground water for stock purposes or domestic purposes immediately before the commencement; and
(ii)for works used, or capable of being used, to take or interfere with underground water from the Border Rivers Alluvium—
(A)constructed before 19 December 2014; or
(B)constructed in accordance with an agreement entered into between the person and the chief executive between 19 December 2014 and 18 January 2015; and

Note—

The Border Rivers Alluvium is an underground water unit.
(b)the works are a replacement water bore that replaces works mentioned in paragraph (a).
service area means a service area for a retail water service to customers under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008.

42Volume of limited capacity for contaminated agricultural run-off

(1)For State code 10 of the State development assessment provisions, the volume of the limited capacity of contaminated agricultural run-off to which this plan applies is 1ML.
(2)In this section—
State development assessment provisions see the Planning Regulation 2017, schedule 24.

Part 9 Unallocated water

43Unallocated water reserved under this plan—Act, s 43

For section 43(1)(c) of the Act, the volume of unallocated water reserved under this plan is—
(a)for surface water to which this plan applies in a water management area mentioned in schedule 10, part 1, column 1—the average annual volume of water stated in schedule 10, part 1, column 2 for the area; and
(b)for underground water to which this plan applies in an underground water unit mentioned in schedule 10, part 2, column 2—the annual volume of water stated in schedule 10, part 2, column 3 for the underground water unit.

Part 10 Water licences

Division 1 Applications that must not be accepted

44Chief executive must not accept particular applications— Act, s 43

For section 43(2)(j) of the Act, the chief executive must not accept an application for a water licence made under section 107 of the Act unless the chief executive is permitted to accept the application under section 45 or 46.

45Particular applications made by local governments

(1)This section applies in relation to an application made by a local government under section 107 of the Act for a water licence to interfere with the flow of water to which this plan applies.
(2)The chief executive may accept the application if—
(a)the purpose of the proposed interference is to impound water to enable the taking of water under a water allocation held by the local government to supply town water; and
(b)either—
(i)the local government has made a relevant change application to the chief executive; or
(ii)the chief executive has approved a relevant change application made by the local government and has given a certificate, for the dealing to which the application relates, to the local government under section 159(4) of the Act.
(3)If the chief executive grants the application mentioned in subsection (1), the water licence must include the conditions stated in the water management protocol for the licence.
(4)In this section—
relevant change application means an application, under section 159(1) of the Act, to change the water allocation mentioned in subsection (2)(a)—
(a)to prevent an increase, due to the proposed interference mentioned in subsection (1), of the average volume of surface water or underground water that may be taken under this plan; and
(b)to remove a condition stating a flow threshold for taking water; and
(c)to ensure the water allocation is subject to a condition stating that only water impounded by the proposed interference may be taken.

46Applications for water licences to take overland flow water using particular existing overland flow works

(1)This section applies if—
(a)the owner of land, on which works used to take overland flow water are situated, applies under section 107 of the Act for a water licence to take overland flow water to which this plan applies using the works; and
(b)the works are located in the plan area, other than in the Granite Belt underground water sub-area.
(2)The chief executive may accept the application if the chief executive is reasonably satisfied—
(a)the works are existing overland flow works; and
(b)for works other than notified existing overland flow works—the works were used to take overland flow water, other than for stock purposes or domestic purposes, before—
(i)for works in the Border Rivers catchment—20 September 2000; or
(ii)for works in the Moonie catchment—9 June 2001.

Note—

See also section 39(1)(c) for when a person may take overland flow water using existing overland flow works.

Division 2 Applications inconsistent with this plan

47Particular applications for dealing with water licences inconsistent with this plan

(1)The granting of an application made under section 121 of the Act for a dealing with a water licence in relation to water to which this plan applies is inconsistent with this plan if, under section 130 of the Act, the application must be assessed as if it were an application for a new water licence.

Note—

See section 129 of the Act for the actions the chief executive must take if the granting of an application for a dealing with a water licence is inconsistent with a water plan.
(2)However, subsection (1) does not apply to the application if—
(a)the application is made by a local government to allow for increased interference with the flow of water to which this plan applies; and
(b)the purpose of the proposed increased interference is to impound water to enable the taking of water under a water allocation, held by the local government, to supply town water; and
(c)either—
(i)the local government has made a relevant change application to the chief executive; or
(ii)the chief executive has approved a relevant change application made by the local government and has given a certificate, for the dealing to which the application relates, to the local government under section 159(4) of the Act.

Note—

See section 130 of the Act for how an application mentioned in this subsection must be assessed.
(3)Also, subsection (1) does not apply if the application is—
(a)an application to amend a water licence to take underground water to change the location from which water may be taken under the licence; or
(b)an application to amalgamate water licences to take underground water.
(4)If the chief executive grants an application to which subsection (2) applies, the water licence to which the dealing relates must include the conditions stated in the water management protocol for the licence.
(5)In this section—
relevant change application means an application, under section 159(1) of the Act, to change the water allocation mentioned in subsection (2)(b)—
(a)to prevent an increase, due to the proposed increased interference mentioned in subsection (2)(a), of the average volume of surface water or underground water that may be taken under this plan; and
(b)to remove a condition stating a flow threshold for taking water; and
(c)to ensure the water allocation is subject to a condition stating that only water impounded by the proposed increased interference may be taken.

Division 3 Granting particular water licences

Subdivision 1 Licences for existing activities or to replace existing authority

48Water licences granted to authorise particular existing activities—Act, s 116

(1)This section applies if a water entitlement notice for this plan provides for the granting of a water licence to interfere with the flow of water to which this plan applies for the purpose of impounding water using works mentioned in schedule 11.
(2)For section 116(1) of the Act, the chief executive must decide to grant the water licence.

Note—

See also section 116(2) of the Act for when the chief executive may grant a water licence without the need for an application to be made under section 107 of the Act.

49Water licence granted to replace existing authority—Act, s 116

(1)This section applies if a water entitlement notice for this plan provides for the granting of a water licence to—
(a)take underground water to which this plan applies; and
(b)replace water permit number 615657.
(2)For section 116(1) of the Act, the chief executive must decide to grant the water licence.

Note—

See also section 116(2) of the Act for when the chief executive may grant a water licence without the need for an application to be made under section 107 of the Act.

Subdivision 2 Ancillary water licences

50Definitions for subdivision

In this subdivision—
ancillary water licence see section 51(1)(d).
impounded water see section 51(1)(a).
licence to interfere means a water licence stated in schedule 12, column 1.

51Grant of ancillary water licences to particular persons—Act, s 116

(1)This section applies if—
(a)water (impounded water) to which this plan applies is impounded under a licence to interfere; and
(b)an existing authorisation, stated in schedule 12, column 2 opposite the licence to interfere, is converted, under section 72, to a converted water allocation that is subject to the conditions mentioned in section 75(2)(b); and
(c)before it was converted, the existing authorisation authorised the taking of some or all of the impounded water; and
(d)a water entitlement notice for this plan provides for the granting of a water licence (an ancillary water licence) to take the impounded water to the holder of the converted water allocation.
(2)For section 116(1) of the Act, the chief executive must decide to grant the ancillary water licence.

Note—

See also section 116(2) of the Act for when the chief executive may grant a water licence without the need for an application to be made under section 107 of the Act.

52Content and conditions of ancillary water licence

The ancillary water licence must—
(a)state—
(i)the purpose for which impounded water may be taken under the ancillary water licence as ‘any’; and
(ii)the maximum rate at which impounded water may be taken under the ancillary water licence, in megalitres a day; and
(iii)the volumetric limit for the ancillary water licence; and
(b)be subject to—
(i)a condition that impounded water taken under the ancillary water licence must not be stored; and
(ii)a condition that impounded water taken under the ancillary water licence must be taken only from the impoundment authorised under the licence to interfere.

53Working out maximum rate

(1)This section applies for working out, for section 52(a)(ii), the maximum rate at which impounded water may be taken under the ancillary water licence.
(2)The maximum rate is—
(a)subject to paragraph (c), if the existing authorisation stated a rate for taking the water—the stated rate; or
(b)subject to paragraph (c), if a development permit related to the existing authorisation states a pump size—
(i)for a stated pump size of 32mm—0.5ML a day; or
(ii)for a stated pump size of 125mm—7.3ML a day; or
(iii)for a stated pump size, other than 32mm or 125mm, mentioned in the Water Regulation 2016, schedule 7, column 1—the rate stated in schedule 7, column 2 of that regulation for the pump size; or
(iv)otherwise—the rate decided by the chief executive having regard to—
(A)the rates stated in subparagraphs (i) and (ii); and
(B)the rates stated for similar pump sizes, other than 32mm or 125mm, in the Water Regulation 2016, schedule 7, column 2; or
(c)if paragraphs (a) and (b) both apply—the lesser of the following rates—
(i)the rate decided under paragraph (a);
(ii)the rate decided under paragraph (b); or
(d)otherwise—the rate worked out by the chief executive having regard to—
(i)the purpose stated in any existing authorisation that was previously held by the licensee; and
(ii)the rate at which the chief executive estimates water was able to be taken under the existing authorisation mentioned in subparagraph (i).

54Volumetric limit

For section 52(a)(iii), the volumetric limit for the ancillary water licence is the volumetric limit stated in schedule 12, column 3 opposite the existing authorisation.

55Authority of ancillary water licence

To remove any doubt, the authority to take water under the ancillary water licence is in addition to, and does not affect, the authority of the holder of the converted water allocation to take water under the allocation.

Division 4 Water licences to take overland flow water

Subdivision 1 Content and conditions of water licences to take overland flow water

56Content and conditions of water licences to take overland flow water

(1)A water licence to take overland flow water to which this plan applies must—
(a)state the purpose for which the water may be taken as ‘any’; and
(b)include at least 1 of the following—
(i)the maximum rate at which the water may be taken under the water licence;
(ii)the maximum storage capacity of works that may be used to store the water taken under the water licence;
(iii)the average annual volume of water that may be taken under the water licence;
(iv)the volumetric limit for the water licence.
(2)The water licence may also include the following conditions—
(a)a limit on the volume of the water that may be taken in a stated period;
(b)a limit on the volume of the water that may be stored.

57Working out maximum rate

(1)This section applies for working out, for section 56(1)(b)(i), the maximum rate at which overland flow water may be taken.
(2)The chief executive—
(a)if a certified report for the works that will be used to take the overland flow water has been requested under section 62(4)(a)(iii)—must have regard to the certified report for the works given to the chief executive; and
(b)may have regard to any other relevant information available to the chief executive.
(3)If the chief executive works out the maximum rate having regard to the size of the pump that will be used to take the overland flow water, the maximum rate must not be greater than the rate stated in the Water Regulation 2016, schedule 7, column 3 for the pump size stated opposite in schedule 7, column 1 of that regulation.

58Working out maximum storage capacity

(1)This section applies for working out, for section 56(1)(b)(ii), the maximum storage capacity of works that may be used to store overland flow water.
(2)The chief executive—
(a)if a certified report for the works has been requested under section 62(4)(a)(iii)—must have regard to the certified report for the works given to the chief executive; and
(b)may have regard to any other relevant information available to the chief executive.
(3)However, the chief executive must disregard the storage capacity of—
(a)bunded land; or
(b)land used for irrigated or dryland agriculture; or
(c)land surrounded by levees.

Note—

See section 39(1)(c) for when a person may take overland flow water using existing overland flow works.
(4)In this section—
bunded land means land on which a permanent or temporary levee is constructed to divert overland flow water away from land used for agricultural or horticultural production.

59Working out average annual volume

(1)This section applies for working out, for section 56(1)(b)(iii), the average annual volume of overland flow water that may be taken.
(2)The chief executive must have regard to—
(a)the catchment characteristics for the water’s catchment; and
(b)the maximum rate, if any, worked out under section 57, at which the overland flow water may be taken; and
(c)the maximum storage capacity, if any, worked out under section 58, of the works that may be used to store the water; and
(d)if overland flow water taken under the water licence is to be used to irrigate crops—the pattern of usage demand for the storage for the water licence; and
(e)the extent to which the storage for the water licence may also be used to store water taken under another authorisation; and
(f)the other conditions applying to the water licence.
(3)In this section—
catchment characteristics, for a catchment, means the characteristics of the catchment that affect the volume of overland flow water in the catchment, including, for example—
(a)the area of the catchment; and
(b)the slope of the catchment; and
(c)the amount of rainfall that typically falls in the catchment; and
(d)the amount and type of vegetation in the catchment.
pattern of usage demand, for a storage, means the pattern of usage from the storage worked out having regard to—
(a)how water, stored in or by the storage, is used to grow crops; and
(b)the planting rule for the trading zone in which the storage is located.
planting rule, for a trading zone, means the method used, in the IQQM computer program simulation, to work out the area under crops in the trading zone in the Border Rivers catchment.
storage, for a water licence, means the works that will primarily be used to store the overland flow water taken under the water licence.
trading zone means an area stated to be a trading zone for water allocations under this plan.

60Working out volumetric limit

(1)This section applies for working out, for section 56(1)(b)(iv), the volumetric limit for the water licence.
(2)If an average annual volume, worked out under section 59, is a condition of the water licence, the chief executive must have regard to that average annual volume.

Subdivision 2 Particular matters about water licences to take overland flow water

61Criteria for deciding applications for water licences to take overland flow water using existing overland flow works—Act, s 43

(1)This section states, for section 43(2)(h) of the Act, the criteria for deciding an application for a water licence, to take overland flow water to which this plan applies using existing overland flow works, accepted by the chief executive under section 46(2).
(2)The chief executive must decide to grant the application if the chief executive reasonably believes there has been, or may be, an increase in the average annual volume of overland flow water taken using the works above the average annual volume that could have been taken using the works under the relevant operating arrangements for the works.
(3)Despite subsection (2), the chief executive may refuse to grant the application if the chief executive considers the application should be refused having regard to the matters the chief executive must consider under section 113 of the Act.

62Process for allocation of overland flow water—Act, s 116

(1)This section states, for section 116(1) of the Act, a process for the allocation of overland flow water to which this plan applies under a water licence.

Note—

See section 116(2) of the Act for when the chief executive may grant a water licence without the need for an application to be made under section 107 of the Act.
(2)A water licence to take the water using existing overland flow works may be granted to the owner of the land on which the works are situated.
(3)Without limiting subsection (2), a water licence to take the water using existing overland flow works must be granted to the owner of the land on which the works are situated if—
(a)the works are notified existing overland flow works; and
(b)the chief executive reasonably believes there has been, or may be, an increase in the average annual volume of overland flow water taken using the works above the average annual volume that could have been taken using the works under the relevant operating arrangements for the works.
(4)The chief executive must, before granting the water licence under subsection (2) or (3)—
(a)give the owner a notice—
(i)identifying the works for which a water licence is proposed to be granted; and
(ii)stating that a water licence is proposed to be granted for the taking of overland flow water to which this plan applies using the works; and
(iii)if the chief executive requires further information about the works—requesting the owner give the chief executive, within a stated period, a certified report for the works; and
(b)if a certified report for the works has been requested under paragraph (a)(iii)—have regard to a certified report for the works given to the chief executive.

63Water licences to include particular conditions

(1)This section applies to a water licence with an identifying number mentioned in schedule 13.
(2)If, under section 70(1)(e) of the Act, a water entitlement notice for this plan provides for the water licence to be amended to be subject to a stated condition, the water licence is inconsistent with this plan unless the water licence is subject to the condition.

Note—

See section 133(2) of the Act for the actions the chief executive must take if a water licence is inconsistent with a water plan.
(3)For section 133(2) of the Act, the stated time is 60 business days after the making of the water entitlement notice.

Division 5 Water licences to take underground water

64Water licences to take underground water to contain particular matters

(1)This section applies to a water licence to take underground water to which this plan applies in the underground water management area.
(2)If, under section 70(1)(e) of the Act, a water entitlement notice for this plan provides for the water licence to be amended to state a relevant matter, the licence is inconsistent with this plan unless the relevant matter is stated in the licence.

Note—

See section 133(2) of the Act for the actions the chief executive must take if a water licence is inconsistent with a water plan.
(3)In this section—
relevant matter means any of the following matters—
(a)a condition to which the water licence is subject;
(b)a purpose for which water to which this plan applies may be taken under the water licence;
(c)a nominal entitlement for the water licence;
(d)the underground water sub-area or the underground water zone to which the water licence relates;
(e)if the water taken under the water licence must be from a particular underground water sub-unit—the underground water sub-unit;
(f)if the water licence relocation rules apply to the water licence—the latitude and longitude for the point at which water to which this plan applies may be taken under the water licence.
water licence relocation rules means the rules, stated in the water management protocol for this plan, about a dealing with a water licence to which section 126 of the Act applies.

Division 6 Particular water licences inconsistent with this plan

65Water licences with stated purpose of irrigation

A water licence with the stated purpose of irrigation is inconsistent with this plan unless the water licence is subject to a condition that water taken under the water licence must not be stored.

Note—

See section 133(2) of the Act for the actions the chief executive must take if a water licence is inconsistent with a water plan.

66Water licences authorising the taking of water in Glen Niven tributaries zone

(1)A water licence authorising the taking of water in the Glen Niven tributaries zone is inconsistent with this plan unless—
(a)the purpose for which water may be taken under the water licence is stated in the water licence as ‘any’; and
(b)if the water licence states an area that may be irrigated by water taken under the water licence—the area is removed from the water licence and replaced with an annual volumetric limit for taking water under the water licence, calculated by multiplying the area, in hectares, by 6; and
(c)the water licence states the maximum rate at which water may be taken under the water licence.

Note—

1See section 133(2) of the Act for the actions the chief executive must take if a water licence is inconsistent with a water plan.
2The Glen Niven tributaries zone is a water management area zone.
(2)If the water licence is amended to state a maximum rate at which water may be taken under the water licence, the maximum rate must be—
(a)if a development permit that relates to the water licence states a pump size—
(i)for a stated pump size of 32mm—0.5ML a day; or
(ii)for a stated pump size of 125mm—7.3ML a day; or
(iii)for a stated pump size, other than 32mm or 125mm, mentioned in the Water Regulation 2016, schedule 7, column 1—the rate stated in schedule 7, column 2 of that regulation for the pump size; or
(iv)otherwise—the rate decided by the chief executive having regard to—
(A)the rates stated in subparagraphs (i) and (ii); and
(B)the rates stated for similar pump sizes, other than 32mm or 125mm, in the Water Regulation 2016, schedule 7, column 2; or
(b)otherwise—the rate decided by the chief executive having regard to—
(i)the purpose stated in the water licence; and
(ii)the rate at which the chief executive estimates water is able to be taken under the water licence.

Division 7 Miscellaneous

67Accounting period for water licences—Water Regulation 2016, s 142

For the Water Regulation 2016, section 142(a), the accounting period for a water licence to take water to which this plan applies is 1 July to 30 June in the following year.

Part 11 Water allocations

Division 1 Surface water

Subdivision 1 General

68Water allocation groups—Act, sch 4

For schedule 4 of the Act, definition water allocation group, a group of water allocations is a water allocation group, for unsupplemented surface water, if each water allocation in the group—
(a)states the same water allocation group mentioned in schedule 8, column 3 (the water allocation group identifier); and
(b)authorises the taking of unsupplemented surface water—
(i)in the water management area zone mentioned in schedule 8, column 1 opposite the water allocation group identifier; and
(ii)from the water source mentioned in schedule 8, column 2 opposite the water allocation group identifier.

69Amending particular water allocations—Act, s 150

(1)This section applies to a water allocation with an identifying number mentioned in column 1 of an amendment table.
(2)For section 150(1)(a) of the Act, the water allocation must be amended to ensure—
(a)if column 2 of the amendment table states a water management area zone for the water allocation—the water management area zone for the water allocation is the stated water management area zone; and
(b)if column 2 of the amendment table states a purpose for the water allocation—the purpose of the water allocation is the stated purpose; and
(c)if column 2 of the amendment table states a water allocation group for the water allocation—the water allocation group for the water allocation is the stated water allocation group; and
(d)if column 2 of the amendment table states a location from which water may be taken under the water allocation—water may only be taken under the water allocation from the stated location; and
(e)if column 2 of the amendment table states ‘no conditions’—the only condition applying to the water allocation is a flow condition; and
(f)if column 2 of the amendment table states a condition for the water allocation—the water allocation is subject to the stated condition or another condition that has the same effect as the stated condition.
(3)To remove any doubt, it is declared that if an existing detail of, or condition imposed on, the water allocation is inconsistent with an amendment required under subsection (2), the existing detail or condition must be also amended or removed, but only to the extent necessary to avoid the inconsistency.
(4)In this section—
amendment table means a table in schedule 14, part 1 or 2.

Subdivision 2 Conversion of authorisations to water allocations

70Definitions for subdivision

In this subdivision—
converted water allocation see section 72(1).
Stanthorpe allocation means a converted water allocation to take unsupplemented surface water to which this plan applies from a watercourse, lake or spring in the Stanthorpe water management area, other than the Glen Niven tributaries zone.

Note—

The Glen Niven tributaries zone is a water management area zone.
Upper Weir allocation means a converted water allocation to take unsupplemented surface water to which this plan applies from Brigalow Creek, Commoron Creek, Murri Murri Creek or Yambocully Creek.

71Purpose of subdivision

This subdivision states, for section 43(2)(g) of the Act, arrangements and processes for converting, under a water entitlement notice for this plan, particular authorisations to water allocations to take unsupplemented surface water to which this plan applies.

72Authorisations may be converted to water allocations

(1)A water entitlement notice may, under section 70(1)(a) of the Act, implement this plan by providing for the conversion of an existing authorisation to a water allocation stated in the notice (a converted water allocation) to take unsupplemented surface water to which this plan applies.
(2)In this section—
existing authorisation means—
(a)water permit number 618275; or
(b)water permit number 618282; or
(c)a water licence that—
(i)is in force at the commencement; and
(ii)is a licence to take unsupplemented surface water to which this plan applies—
(A)from a watercourse, lake or spring mentioned in column 1 of the following table; and
(B)for the purpose stated in column 2 of the following table opposite the watercourse, lake or spring.

Column 1

Column 2

Watercourse, lake or spring

Purpose

a watercourse, lake or spring in the Stanthorpe water management area, other than the Glen Niven tributaries zone

any

a watercourse, lake or spring in the Macintyre Brook upstream zone

irrigation

Brigalow Creek, Commoron Creek, Murri Murri Creek or Yambocully Creek

water harvesting

Note—

The Glen Niven tributaries zone and the Macintyre Brook upstream zone are water management area zones.

73Purpose for taking water

The purpose for taking water under the converted water allocation must be ‘any’ or ‘urban’.

74Location for taking water

The location from which water may be taken under the converted water allocation must include the place from which water was permitted to be taken under the existing authorisation.

75Conditions for taking water

(1)In deciding the conditions on which water may be taken under the converted water allocation, the chief executive must have regard to—
(a)the terms or conditions stated in the existing authorisation; and
(b)if there were water sharing rules for the existing authorisation—the water sharing rules.
(2)Subject to subsection (3), a Stanthorpe allocation must include the following conditions—
(a)if the existing authorisation stated a limit for taking water—a condition that water taken under the Stanthorpe allocation must not be stored;
(b)otherwise—
(i)a condition that water must not be taken under the Stanthorpe allocation unless a flow in the watercourse, lake or spring is visible; and
(ii)a condition that the accounting period for the Stanthorpe allocation is ‘multiyear’.
(3)If subsection (2)(a) does not apply and the chief executive is reasonably satisfied the conditions mentioned in subsection (2)(b) should not be required for the Stanthorpe allocation, the Stanthorpe allocation must include the following conditions—
(a)a condition that water taken under the Stanthorpe allocation must not be stored;
(b)if the existing authorisation was subject to a condition limiting the taking of water from the impoundment for the existing authorisation—the same condition, modified as necessary;
(c)otherwise—a condition ensuring water is only taken under the Stanthorpe allocation if the water level in the impoundment for the Stanthorpe allocation is above the minimum level for the impoundment.
(4)Subsection (5) applies to an Upper Weir allocation if—
(a)water taken under the existing authorisation could have been stored using works capable of being used to take overland flow water; and
(b)no water licence authorises the taking of overland flow water using the works.
(5)The Upper Weir allocation must include a condition that prohibits an increase in the volume of overland flow water taken using the works.
(6)In this section—
impoundment means an impoundment authorised under—
(a)for an existing authorisation mentioned in section 51(1)(b) or a Stanthorpe allocation converted from an existing authorisation mentioned in section 51(1)(b)—the licence to interfere mentioned in schedule 1, column 1 for the existing authorisation; or
(b)for water licence number 42967T or a Stanthorpe allocation converted from that water licence—water licence number 46090T.
licence to interfere means a licence to interfere mentioned in section 51(1)(a).
minimum level, for an impoundment, means 0.3m below full supply level of the impoundment.

76Nominal volume

(1)The nominal volume for a Stanthorpe allocation, other than a water allocation to take water to which this plan applies in Lower Severn River zone 2, is the volumetric limit for the Stanthorpe allocation.

Note—

Lower Severn River zone 2 is a water management area zone.
(2)The nominal volume for the following converted water allocations is the volume, in megalitres, calculated by multiplying the irrigated area for the existing authorisation, in hectares, by 6—
(a)a Stanthorpe allocation to take water to which this plan applies in Lower Severn River zone 2;
(b)a Macintyre Brook allocation.
(3)The nominal volume for another converted water allocation is to be based on an assessment of the water taken under the existing authorisation.

Note—

See also the Water Regulation 2016, section 46.
(4)For the Water Regulation 2016, section 46(1)(e), the other criteria are—
(a)the water sharing rules included in the water management protocol for this plan; and
(b)the share of water determined, by the IQQM computer program simulation, to be available for Upper Weir allocations.
(5)In this section—
irrigated area, for an existing authorisation, means the area, stated in the existing authorisation, that was able to be irrigated by water taken under the existing authorisation.
Macintyre Brook allocation means a converted water allocation to take unsupplemented surface water to which this plan applies from a watercourse, lake or spring in the Macintyre Brook upstream zone.

Note—

The Macintyre Brook upstream zone is a water management area zone.

77Volumetric limit

(1)The volumetric limit for the converted water allocation must be based on—
(a)for a Stanthorpe allocation, other than a converted water allocation to take water to which this plan applies in Lower Severn River zone 2—
(i)if the existing authorisation stated a limit for taking water—the limit; or
(ii)if the existing authorisation stated an area that was able to be irrigated—the area; or

Note—

Lower Severn River zone 2 is a water management area zone.
(b)otherwise—an assessment of water taken under the existing authorisation and the efficiency of the use of the water.

Note—

See also the Water Regulation 2016, sections 47 to 49.
(2)However, if subsection (1)(a)(i) and (ii) both apply in relation to the converted water allocation, the basis for calculating the volumetric limit is the basis mentioned in subsection (1)(a)(i) or (ii) that results in the lesser volumetric limit.
(3)For the Water Regulation 2016, section 48, the factor is 6ML a hectare.
(4)For the Water Regulation 2016, section 49(f), the other criterion is the share of water determined, by the IQQM computer program simulation, to be available for Upper Weir allocations.

78Maximum rate for taking water

(1)The maximum rate for the converted water allocation must be—
(a)if the existing authorisation stated a maximum rate at which water was able to be taken under the existing authorisation—based on that maximum rate; or
(b)if a development permit for the existing authorisation stated a pump size—
(i)for a stated pump size of 32mm—0.5ML a day; or
(ii)for a stated pump size of 125mm—7.3ML a day; or
(iii)for another stated pump size—based on the pump size; or
(c)otherwise—decided by the chief executive.

Note—

See also the Water Regulation 2016, sections 50 to 52.
(2)However, if subsection (1)(a) and (b) both apply in relation to the converted water allocation, the maximum rate for the converted water allocation must be based on the matter mentioned in subsection (1)(a) or (b) that results in the lesser maximum rate.
(3)For the Water Regulation 2016, section 51(2), the maximum rate is to be in megalitres per day.
(4)For the Water Regulation 2016, section 52(2)(c), the other criteria are—
(a)the terms or conditions under which water was able to be taken under the existing authorisation; and
(b)a condition of any other water entitlement, or any other authorisation, that limited the total rate for taking water under the existing authorisation.

Division 2 Underground water

Subdivision 1 General

79Water allocation groups—Act, sch 4

For schedule 4 of the Act, definition water allocation group, a group of water allocations is a water allocation group, for underground water, if each water allocation—
(a)states the same water allocation group mentioned in schedule 9, column 1 (the water allocation group identifier); and
(b)permits underground water to which this plan applies to be taken for the purpose mentioned in schedule 9, column 4 opposite the water allocation group identifier.

Subdivision 2 Conversion of authorisations to water allocations

80Definition for subdivision

In this subdivision—
converted water allocation see section 82(2).

81Purpose of subdivision

This subdivision states, for section 43(2)(g) of the Act, arrangements and processes for converting, under a water entitlement notice for this plan, particular authorisations to water allocations to take underground water to which this plan applies.

82Authorisations may be converted to water allocations

(1)This section applies to a water licence that—
(a)is in force on the commencement; and
(b)is a licence to take underground water to which this plan applies—
(i)from the Border Rivers Alluvium (deep); and

Note—

The Border Rivers Alluvium (deep) is an underground water sub-unit.
(ii)for purposes other than stock purposes or domestic purposes; and
(c)does not have a nominal entitlement of 0ML.
(2)A water entitlement notice may, under section 70(1)(a) of the Act, implement this plan by providing for the conversion of the water licence to a water allocation stated in the notice (a converted water allocation) to take underground water to which this plan applies.

83Purpose for taking water

The purpose for taking water under the converted water allocation must be ‘any’ or ‘urban’.

84Location for taking water

(1)The chief executive must decide the location from which water may be taken under the converted water allocation having regard to—
(a)the location of works used to take water under the existing authorisation; and
(b)the centre of the land to which the existing authorisation attached.
(2)The converted water allocation must state the latitude and longitude of the location from which water may be taken under the allocation.
(3)Subsection (2) does not apply if the holder of the water allocation is CEWH.

85Conditions for taking water

In deciding the conditions on which underground water may be taken under the converted water allocation, the chief executive must have regard to the conditions stated in the existing authorisation.

86Volumetric limit

The volumetric limit for the converted water allocation must be equal to the nominal entitlement stated in the existing authorisation.

87Nominal volume

The nominal volume for the converted water allocation must be decided by the chief executive having regard to the available water ratio stated in schedule 9, column 2 opposite the water allocation’s water allocation group.

Part 12 Miscellaneous

88Requirement to make and keep records of contaminated agricultural run-off taken

(1)This section applies to a person who takes overland flow water to which this plan applies if—
(a)the water is contaminated agricultural run-off; and
(b)the person takes the contaminated agricultural run-off to comply with an obligation on the person under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Note—

See section 101 of the Act.
(2)The person must make a record of the following matters—
(a)the volume of contaminated agricultural run-off taken;
(b)the date and nature of the activity or event that caused the contaminated agricultural run-off;

Examples of activities or events that may cause contaminated agricultural run-off—

rainfall, irrigation, spills
(c)another matter stated for this section in the water management protocol for this plan.
(3)The person must keep the record for 5 years.

Notes—

1See section 35 of the Act for when the chief executive may give a person authorised to take water under the Act a notice requiring information about the water taken under the person’s authority.
2See section 760 of the Act for when an authorised officer may require a person to make available for inspection a document relating to the taking of water.

89Water management protocol—Act, s 43

(1)For section 43(2)(l) of the Act, a water management protocol must be prepared for the plan area.
(2)The water management protocol must state the following matters for the plan area—
(a)the volumes of unallocated water reserved for stated purposes or stated locations;
(b)the criteria and process for deciding applications for a seasonal water assignment;
(c)for water allocations managed under a resource operations licence—the water allocation dealing rules;
(d)for water allocations not managed under a resource operations licence—
(i)the seasonal water assignment rules; and
(ii)the water allocation dealing rules; and
(iii)the water sharing rules;
(e)monitoring requirements for water and natural ecosystems.
(3)The water management protocol may state the following matters for the plan area—
(a)the criteria and process for deciding applications for relocation of a water licence;
(b)the arrangements for interstate trading between the State and New South Wales;
(c)a process for conducting an underground water impact assessment in relation to—
(i)a proposed dealing with a water licence; or
(ii)a proposed water allocation dealing.
(d)a matter for which a record must be made and kept under section 88.
(4)Subsections (2) and (3) do not limit the matters that may be stated in the water management protocol.
(5)In this section—
underground water impact assessment, in relation to a proposed dealing mentioned in subsection (3)(c)(i) or (ii), means an impact assessment carried out to work out whether the impact of approving the proposed dealing on holders of other water entitlements is unacceptable.

90Arrangements for interstate trading

In deciding the arrangements for interstate trading between the State and New South Wales mentioned in section 89(3)(b), the chief executive must ensure the arrangements are consistent with—
(a)the water plan outcomes stated in part 3; and
(b)the measures for achieving the water plan outcomes stated in part 4; and
(c)the environmental flow objectives and water allocation security objectives stated in part 5.

91Amendments to plan that may be made without consultation—Act, s 43

For section 43(2)(m) of the Act, the following amendments may be made to this plan without public consultation—
(a)an amendment or addition of an environmental flow objective or a water allocation security objective, or a performance indicator for an objective, if the amendment or addition achieves an equivalent or improved environmental flow and water allocation security outcome;
(b)an amendment or addition of a node;
(c)an amendment to adjust the boundaries of the following areas if more accurate information about the boundaries, or hydrological characteristics, of the plan area becomes available—
(i)a catchment;
(ii)a water management area;
(iii)the underground water management area;
(iv)an underground water sub-area;
(v)the plan area;
(d)an amendment to change the name of an underground water unit, or to change an underground water sub-unit within an underground water unit, if more accurate information about the hydrological characteristics of the underground water unit or the underground water sub-unit becomes available;
(e)an amendment to remove a provision of this plan that no longer has effect.

Part 13 Expiry and transitional provisions

Division 1 Expiry of water plans

92Declaration of replacement of water plans—Act, s 1236

For section 1236(3) of the Act, this plan replaces the following water plans—
(a)the Water Plan (Border Rivers) 2003;
(b)the Water Plan (Moonie) 2003.

Division 2 Transitional provisions

93Definition for division

In this division—
repealed plan means—
(a)the repealed Water Plan (Border Rivers) 2003; or
(b)the repealed Water Plan (Moonie) 2003.

94Applications for water licences made before commencement

(1)This section applies to an application for a water licence to take or interfere with water to which a repealed plan applied that was made, but not decided, before the commencement.
(2)If the chief executive would not, under section 44, be able to accept the application had it been made after the commencement, the application is of no effect and is taken not to have been made.
(3)If the chief executive would be permitted, under section 44, to accept the application had it been made after the commencement, the application is to be decided under this plan.

95Applications for dealing with water licences made before commencement

(1)This section applies to an application for a dealing with a water licence to take or interfere with water to which a repealed plan applied if the application was made, but not decided, before the commencement.
(2)If the granting of the application would be inconsistent with this plan had it been made after the commencement, the application is inconsistent with this plan.

Note—

See section 129 of the Act for the actions the chief executive must take if granting an application for a dealing with a water licence would be inconsistent with a water plan.
(3)If the granting of the application would not be inconsistent with this plan had it been made after the commencement, the application is to be decided under this plan.

Schedule 1 Plan area and nodes

sections 8 and 17

Part 1 Plan area and nodes

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Part 2 Modelled locations of nodes

Node

Modelled location

A

the Barwon River at Mungindi gauging station in New South Wales (416001)

B

the Weir River at Mascot gauging station (416207A)

C

the Macintyre River at Kanowna gauging station in New South Wales (416048)

D

the Weir River at Talwood gauging station (416202A)

E

the Macintyre River at Goondiwindi gauging station (416201A)

F

the Dumaresq River at Roseneath gauging station in New South Wales (416011)

G

the Macintyre River at Booba Sands gauging station (416415A)

H

the Severn River at Farnbro gauging station (416310A)

I

the Moonie River at Fenton gauging station (417204A)

J

the Moonie River at Nindigully gauging station (417201B)

K

the Moonie River at Flinton gauging station (417205A)

L

the bore with registered number 41630004_A

M

the bore with registered number 41630069

N

the bore with registered number 41630072

Schedule 2 Water supply schemes and water supply scheme zones

section 9

Part 1 Map of water supply schemes and water supply scheme zones

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Part 2 Description of water supply scheme zones

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Water supply scheme

Name of water supplyscheme zone

Description of water supplyscheme zone

Border Rivers water supply scheme

Border Rivers zone A

Pike Creek, from the upstream limit of the ponded area of Glenlyon Dam (AMTD 31.0km) downstream to its junction with the Dumaresq River (AMTD 0.0km).
The Dumaresq River from its junction with Pike Creek (AMTD 186.3km) downstream to its junction with Macintyre Brook (AMTD 38.2km).

Border Rivers zone B

The Dumaresq River from its junction with Macintyre Brook (AMTD 38.2km) downstream to its junction with the Macintyre River (AMTD 0.0km).
The Macintyre River from its junction with the Dumaresq River (AMTD 305.1km) downstream to its junction with the Weir River (AMTD 35.2km).
The Barwon River from its junction with the Weir River (AMTD 35.2km) downstream until it crosses the parallel of latitude 29° 00' 00.00'' south (AMTD 0.0km).

Macintyre Brook water supply scheme

Macintyre Brook zone A

Macintyre Brook from the upstream limit of the ponded area of Coolmunda Dam (AMTD 82.0km) downstream to Greenup Weir (AMTD 73.5km).

Macintyre Brook zone B

Macintyre Brook from Greenup Weir (AMTD 73.5km) downstream to Whetstone Weir (AMTD 38.3km).

Macintyre Brook zone C

Macintyre Brook from Whetstone Weir (AMTD 38.3km) downstream to its junction with the Dumaresq River (AMTD 0.0km).

Schedule 3 Water management areas and water management area zones

sections 10 and 11

Part 1 Border Rivers catchment

Division 1 Water management areas and zones

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Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Water management area

Name of water management area zone

Description of water management area zone

Border Rivers water management area

Dumaresq zone

The Dumaresq River from its junction with Pike Creek (AMTD 186.3km) downstream to its junction with the Macintyre River (AMTD 0.0km).

Macintyre zone

The Macintyre River from its junction with the Dumaresq River (AMTD 305.1km) downstream to the Newinga breakout (AMTD 109.4km).

Barwon zone

The Macintyre River and Barwon River from the Newinga breakout (AMTD 109.4km) downstream until the Barwon River crosses the parallel of latitude 29° 00' 00.00'' south (AMTD 0.0km).

Lower Weir River water management area

Lower Weir zone

The Weir River from node D (AMTD 89.1km) downstream to its junction with the Barwon River (AMTD 0.0km).

Upper Weir River water management area

Upper Weir zone

The Weir River from the Kondar Road crossing (AMTD 237.7km) downstream to node D (AMTD 89.1km).

Yarrill Creek from its upstream limit (AMTD 61.5km) downstream to its junction with the Weir River (AMTD 0.0km).

Wyaga Creek from its upstream limit downstream to its junction with Yarrill Creek (AMTD 34.8km on Yarrill Creek).

Yambocully Creek from its upstream limit, and the upstream limit of its tributaries, downstream to its junction with the Weir River (AMTD 188.2km on the Weir River).

Brigalow Creek from its upstream limit downstream to its junction with Yambocully Creek (AMTD 48.6km on Yambocully Creek).

Upper Weir River water management area

Upper Weir zone

Commoron Creek from its junction with Kerimbilla Creek (AMTD 61.4km on Commoron Creek) downstream to its junction with the Weir River (AMTD 196.5km on the Weir River).

Murri Murri Creek from its upstream limit downstream to its junction with Commoron Creek (AMTD 29.5km on Commoron Creek).

Northern Weir River water management area

Northern Weir zone

The Weir River from its upstream limit (AMTD 447.0km) downstream to the Kondar Road crossing (AMTD 237.7km).

Jib Creek from its upstream limit downstream to its junction with the Weir River (AMTD 405.3km on the Weir River).

Cattle Creek from its upstream limit downstream to its junction with the Weir River (AMTD 410.1km on the Weir River).

Waggaba Creek from its upstream limit downstream to its junction with the Weir River (AMTD 416.2km on the Weir River).

Callandoon Creek water management area

Callandoon zone

Callandoon Creek from its upstream junction with the Macintyre River (AMTD 98.0km) downstream to its downstream junction with the Macintyre River (AMTD 0.0km).

Macintyre Brook water management area

Macintyre Brook upstream zone

Macintyre Brook, Bracker Creek and their tributaries, from their upstream limits downstream to Coolmunda Dam (AMTD 78.0km).
Overland flow water catchments for Macintyre Brook, Bracker Creek and their tributaries.

Macintyre Brook zone

Macintyre Brook from Coolmunda Dam (AMTD 78.0km) downstream to its junction with the Dumaresq River (AMTD 0.0km).

Division 2 Stanthorpe water management area

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Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Water management area

Name of water management area zone

Description of water management area zone

Stanthorpe water management area

Mid Quart Pot Creek zone

Quart Pot Creek from Storm King Dam (AMTD 300.7km) downstream to its junction with Four Mile Creek (AMTD 288.1km).

Lower Quart Pot Creek zone

Quart Pot Creek from its junction with Kettle Swamp Creek (AMTD 288.1km) downstream to its junction with The Broadwater (AMTD 282.5km on the Severn River).

Lower Broadwater zone

The Broadwater from its junction with Cannon Creek (AMTD 11.7km) downstream to its junction with Quart Pot Creek (AMTD 0.0km).

Upper Severn River zone

The Severn River from the junction of The Broadwater and Quart Pot Creek (AMTD 282.5km) downstream to AMTD 264.0km.

Mid Severn River zone 1

The Severn River from AMTD 264.0km downstream to its junction with Accommodation Creek (AMTD 253.1km).

Mid Severn River zone 2

The Severn River from its junction with Accommodation Creek (AMTD 253.1km) downstream to AMTD 230.6km.

Lower Accommodation Creek zone

Accommodation Creek from its junction with Bald Rock Creek (AMTD 8.0km) downstream to its junction with the Severn River (AMTD 0.0km).

Lower Severn River zone 1

The Severn River from AMTD 230.6km downstream to node H (AMTD 198.5km).

Lower Severn River zone 2

The Severn River from node H (AMTD 198.5km) downstream to its junction with Tenterfield Creek (AMTD 192.3km on the Severn River).
The Dumaresq River from its junction with Tenterfield Creek (AMTD 192.3km on the Dumaresq River) downstream to its junction with Pike Creek (AMTD 186.3km).

Upper Quart Pot Creek and tributaries zone

Quart Pot Creek, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to Storm King Dam (AMTD 300.7km).

Stanthorpe water management area

Mid Quart Pot tributaries zone

The tributaries of Quart Pot Creek between Storm King Dam (AMTD 300.7km) and the junction of Quart Pot Creek and Kettle Swamp Creek (AMTD 288.1km on Quart Pot Creek).

Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone

Four Mile Creek, and its tributaries, from the wall of Glen Niven Dam (AMTD 6.5km) downstream to the junction of Kettle Swamp Creek and Quart Pot Creek (AMTD 288.1km on Quart Pot Creek).

Glen Niven tributaries zone

Four Mile Creek, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to the wall of Glen Niven Dam (AMTD 6.5km).

Lower Quart Pot tributaries zone

The tributaries of Quart Pot Creek between the junction of Quart Pot Creek with Kettle Swamp Creek (AMTD 288.1km on Quart Pot Creek) and the junction of Quart Pot Creek and The Broadwater (AMTD 282.5km on the Severn River).

Upper Broadwater and tributaries zone

The Broadwater, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to the junction of The Broadwater and Cannon Creek (AMTD 11.7km on The Broadwater).

Cannon Creek and tributaries zone

Cannon Creek, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to the junction of Cannon Creek and The Broadwater (AMTD 11.7km on The Broadwater).

Lower Broadwater tributaries zone

The tributaries of The Broadwater between the junction of Cannon Creek with The Broadwater (AMTD 11.7km on The Broadwater) and the junction of The Broadwater and Quart Pot Creek (AMTD 282.5km on the Severn River).

Bald Rock Creek and tributaries zone

Bald Rock Creek, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to the junction of Bald Rock Creek and Accommodation Creek (AMTD 8.1km on Accommodation Creek).

Stanthorpe water management area

Upper Accommodation Creek and tributaries zone

Accommodation Creek, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to the junction of Accommodation Creek and Bald Rock Creek (AMTD 8.1km on Accommodation Creek).

Lower Accommodation tributaries zone

The tributaries of Accommodation Creek between the junction of Accommodation Creek and Bald Rock Creek (AMTD 0.0km on Bald Rock Creek) and the junction of Accommodation Creek and the Severn River (AMTD 253.0km on the Severn River).

Upper Severn tributaries zone

The tributaries of the Severn River between the junction of The Broadwater and Quart Pot Creek (AMTD 282.5km on the Severn River) and AMTD 264.0km on the Severn River.

Mid Severn tributaries zone

The tributaries of the Severn River between AMTD 264.0km on the Severn River and AMTD 230.8km on the Severn River.

Lower Severn tributaries zone

The tributaries of the Severn River between AMTD 230.8km on the Severn River and the junction of the Severn River and Tenterfield Creek (AMTD 192.3km on the Severn River).

The tributaries of the Dumaresq River between the junction of the Dumaresq River and Tenterfield Creek (AMTD 192.3km on the Dumaresq River) and the junction of the Dumaresq River and Pike Creek (AMTD 186.3km on Pike Creek).

Upper Pike Creek and tributaries zone

Pike Creek, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to AMTD 76.5km on Pike Creek, but excluding Fifteen Mile Creek and its tributaries.

Fifteen Mile Creek and tributaries zone

Fifteen Mile Creek, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to the junction of Fifteen Mile Creek and Pike Creek (AMTD 110.7km on Pike Creek).

Stanthorpe water management area

Maryland Creek and tributaries zone

Maryland Creek, and its tributaries, from their upstream limit downstream to the junction of Maryland Creek and Pike Creek (AMTD 73.3km on Pike Creek).

Mid Pike Creek and tributaries zone

Pike Creek, and its tributaries, from AMTD 76.5km downstream to the upstream limit of the ponded area of Glenlyon Dam (AMTD 31.0km), but excluding Maryland Creek and its tributaries.

Lower Pike Creek tributaries zone

Pike Creek, and its tributaries, from the upstream limit of the ponded area of Glenlyon Dam (AMTD 31.0km) downstream to the junction of Pike Creek and the Dumaresq River (AMTD 0.0km on Pike Creek).

Part 2 Moonie catchment

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Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Water management area

Name of water management area zone

Description of water management area zone

Moonie water management area

Zone A

The Moonie River from Thallon Weir (AMTD 61.3km) downstream to the border between the State and New South Wales (AMTD 0.0km).

Zone B

The Moonie River from AMTD 84.4km downstream to Thallon Weir (AMTD 61.3km).

Zone C

The Moonie River from the Carnarvon Highway crossing (AMTD 109.5km) downstream to AMTD 84.4km.

Zone D

The Moonie River from its junction with Teelba Creek (AMTD 193.9km) downstream to the Carnarvon Highway crossing (AMTD 109.5km).

Zone E

The Moonie River from AMTD 236.1km downstream to its junction with Teelba Creek (AMTD 193.9km).

Zone F

The Moonie River from the Bendee Road crossing (AMTD 290.5km) downstream to AMTD 236.1km.

Zone G

The Moonie River from its junction with Toombilla Creek (AMTD 349.4km) downstream to the Bendee Road crossing (AMTD 290.5km).

Zone H

The Moonie River from its upstream limit (AMTD 469.0km) downstream to its junction with Toombilla Creek (AMTD 349.4km).

Zone I

Teelba Creek from its upstream limit (AMTD 97.0km) downstream to its junction with the Moonie River (AMTD 0.0km).

Zone J

Wongle Wongle Creek from its upstream limit (AMTD 52.2km) downstream to its junction with the Moonie River (AMTD 0.0km).

Zone K

Parrie Moolan Creek from its upstream limit (AMTD 53.7km) downstream to its junction with the Moonie River (AMTD 0.0km).

Moonie water management area

Zone L

Hayes Creek from its upstream limit (AMTD 30.5km) downstream to its junction with the Moonie River (AMTD 0.0km).

Schedule 4 Underground water management area

section 12

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Schedule 5 Underground water sub-areas

section 13

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Schedule 6 Underground water zones

section 15

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Schedule 7 Environmental flow objectives and performance indicators

sections 28 and 29

Part 1 Surface water

1Mean annual flow

(1)An environmental flow objective for surface water to which this plan applies is that the performance indicator mentioned in subsection (2) is not less than what the performance indicator was immediately before the commencement.
(2)The performance indicator, for nodes A, H and I, is the mean annual flow at each node as a percentage of the pre-development flow for the node.
(3)In this section—
mean annual flow, at a node, means the total volume of flow of water at the node in the simulation period, divided by the number of years in the simulation period.
pre-development flow, for a node, means the mean annual flow at the node simulated as if—
(a)there were no dams or other water infrastructure in the plan area; and
(b)no water had been taken under authorisations in the plan area.

2Days in no-flow periods to support waterhole persistence

(1)An environmental flow objective for surface water to which this plan applies is that the performance indicator mentioned in subsection (2) is not more than what the performance indicator was immediately before the commencement.
(2)The performance indicator, for nodes A to K, is the total number of days in all no-flow periods at each node as a percentage of the total number of days in the simulation period.
(3)In this section—
no-flow period means a continuous period—
(a)that is greater than—
(i)for nodes A to I and K—1.5 years; or
(ii)for node J—0.9 years; and
(b)that is during the simulation period; and
(c)during which daily water flows at the node are no more than 5ML.

3Days between fish migration flow events

(1)An environmental flow objective for surface water to which this plan applies is that the performance indicator mentioned in subsection (2) is not more than what the performance indicator was immediately before the commencement.
(2)The performance indicator, for nodes A to K, is the total number of days in all intervening periods for each node as a percentage of the total number of days in the simulation period.
(3)In this section—
fish migration flow event, for a node, means a continuous period of 1 or more days, between 1 September of a year and 31 May of the next year—
(a)starting when the daily water flow at the node is more than the fish movement threshold stated for the node in the following table; and
(b)ending when the daily water flow at the node is less than the fish movement threshold stated for the node in the following table.

Node

Fish movement threshold (ML/day)

A

8,200

B

1,700

C

1,700

D

2,900

E

45,000

F

5,500

G

8,300

H

1,000

I

1,000

J

14,000

K

1,000

intervening period, for a node, means a period between fish migration flow events for the node that is—
(a)4 years or more; and
(b)during the simulation period.

4Days between floodplain inundation events

(1)An environmental flow objective for surface water to which this plan applies is that the performance indicator mentioned in subsection (2) is not more than what the performance indicator was immediately before the commencement.
(2)The performance indicator, for nodes A to K, is the total number of days in all intervening periods for each node as a percentage of the total number of days in the simulation period.
(3)In this section—
floodplain inundation event, for a node, means a daily water flow at the node that is equal to or more than the flow rate at which the floodplain starts to fill, as stated for the node in the following table.

Node

Flow rate (ML/day)

A

27,000

B

9,000

C

5,600

D

16,000

E

110,000

F

165,000

G

28,000

H

1,000

I

6,100

J

14,000

K

7,500

intervening period, for a node, means a continuous period of more than 4 years and 7 months, during the simulation period, between floodplain inundation events for the node.

5Days with river-forming flow

(1)An environmental flow objective for surface water to which this plan applies is that the performance indicator mentioned in subsection (2) is not less than what the performance indicator was immediately before the commencement.
(2)The performance indicator, for nodes A to K, is the total number of days with a river-forming flow at each node as a percentage of the total number of days in the simulation period.
(3)In this section—
river-forming flow, at a node, means a daily water flow at the node that is more than the flow threshold stated for the node in the following table.

Node

Flow threshold (ML/day)

A

22,000

B

9,000

C

4,400

D

9,600

E

110,000

F

165,000

G

73,000

H

1,000

I

4,600

J

1,000

K

13,000

Part 2 Underground water

6Productive base

(1)An environmental flow objective for underground water to which this plan applies is that, at nodes L, M and N, the performance indicator mentioned in subsection (2) is at least the water level stated for each node in the following table.

Node

10th percentile water level (mAHD)

L

320.3

M

290.5

N

215.1

(2)The performance indicator, for nodes L, M and N, is the 10th percentile water level during the simulation period.

7Base flow

(1)An environmental flow objective for underground water to which this plan applies is that, at node M, the performance indicator mentioned in subsection (2) is at least 292.6mAHD.
(2)The performance indicator, for node M, is the 90th percentile water level during the simulation period.

Schedule 8 Water allocation groups for unsupplemented surface water

sections 30 and 68

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Water management area zone

Water source

Water allocation group

Dumaresq zone

Dumaresq River

Class Dum1

Macintyre zone

Macintyre River

Class Mac1

Barwon zone

Macintyre River and Barwon River

Class Bar1

Lower Weir zone

Weir River

Class LW1

Class LW2

Upper Weir zone

Weir River

Class UW1A

Class UW2A

Class UW1B

Class UW2B

Class UW1C

Class UW2C

Yarrill Creek

Wyaga Creek

Class Yar1

Yambocully Creek

Class Yam1

Class Yam2

Brigalow Creek

Class Bri1

Class Bri2

Commoron Creek

Murri Murri Creek

Class Com1

Northern Weir zone

Weir River

Class NW1

Jib Creek

Class Jib1

Cattle Creek

Class Cat1

Waggaba Creek

Class Wag1

Callandoon zone

Callandoon Creek

Class Cal1

Class Cal2

Macintyre Brook upstream zone

Macintyre Brook, Bracker Creek and their tributaries

Overland flow water catchments for Macintyre Brook, Bracker Creek and their tributaries.

Class MB2

Macintyre Brook zone

Macintyre Brook

Class MB1

Mid Quart Pot Creek zone

Quart Pot Creek

Class MQPA

Class MQPB

Class MQPC

Lower Quart Pot Creek zone

Quart Pot Creek

Class LQPA

Class LQPB

Class LQPC

Lower Broadwater zone

The Broadwater

Class LBA

Class LBB

Class LBC

Upper Severn River zone

Severn River

Class USA

Class USB

Class USC

Mid Severn River zone 1

Severn River

Class MS1A

Class MS1B

Class MS1C

Mid Severn River zone 2

Severn River

Class MS2A

Class MS2B

Class MS2C

Lower Accommodation Creek zone

Accommodation Creek

Class LAA

Class LAB

Class LAC

Lower Severn River zone 1

Severn River

Class LS1A

Class LS1B

Class LS1C

Lower Severn River zone 2

Severn River and Dumaresq River

Class LS2A

Class LS2B

Class LS2C

Upper Quart Pot Creek and tributaries zone

Quart Pot Creek and its tributaries

Class UQPA

Class UQPB

Class UQPC

Mid Quart Pot tributaries zone

Quart Pot Creek tributaries

Class MQPTA

Class MQPTB

Class MQPTC

Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone

Four Mile Creek and its tributaries

Class FMA

Class FMB

Class FMC

Lower Quart Pot tributaries zone

Quart Pot Creek and its tributaries

Class LQPTA

Class LQPTB

Class LQPTC

Upper Broadwater and tributaries zone

The Broadwater and its tributaries

Class UBA

Class UBB

Class UBC

Cannon Creek and tributaries zone

Cannon Creek and its tributaries

Class CCA

Class CCB

Class CCC

Lower Broadwater tributaries zone

The Broadwater tributaries

Class LBTA

Class LBTB

Class LBTC

Bald Rock Creek and tributaries zone

Bald Rock Creek and its tributaries

Class BRA

Class BRB

Class BRC

Upper Accommodation Creek and tributaries zone

Accommodation Creek and its tributaries

Class UAA

Class UAB

Class UAC

Lower Accommodation tributaries zone

Accommodation Creek tributaries

Class LATA

Class LATB

Class LATC

Upper Severn tributaries zone

Severn River tributaries

Class USTA

Class USTB

Class USTC

Mid Severn tributaries zone

Severn River tributaries

Class MSTA

Class MSTB

Class MSTC

Lower Severn tributaries zone

Severn River tributaries and Dumaresq River tributaries

Class LSTA

Class LSTB

Class LSTC

Upper Pike Creek and tributaries zone

Pike Creek and its tributaries

Class UPA

Class UPB

Class UPC

Fifteen Mile Creek and tributaries zone

Fifteen Mile Creek and its tributaries

Class 15MA

Class 15MB

Class 15MC

Maryland Creek and tributaries zone

Maryland Creek and its tributaries

Class MCA

Class MCB

Class MCC

Mid Pike Creek and tributaries zone

Pike Creek and its tributaries

Class MPA

Class MPB

Class MPC

Zone A

Moonie River

Class A

Zone B

Moonie River

Class B

Zone C

Moonie River

Class C

Zone D

Moonie River

Class D

Zone E

Moonie River

Class E

Zone F

Moonie River

Class F

Zone G

Moonie River

Class G

Zone H

Moonie River

Class H

Zone I

Teelba Creek

Class I

Zone J

Wongle Wongle Creek

Class J

Zone K

Parrie Moolan Creek

Class K

Zone L

Hayes Creek

Class L

Schedule 9 Water allocation groups and water allocation security objectives for underground water

sections 31, 79 and 87

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Water allocation group

Available water ratio

Annual announcement volume probability

Purpose

BRM01

1.00

100%

urban

BRM02

0.53

50%

any

Schedule 10 Unallocated water

section 43

Part 1 Surface water

Column 1

Column 2

Water management area

Average annual volume (ML)

Stanthorpe water management area

4,500

Moonie water management area

100

Part 2 Underground water

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Catchment

Underground water unit

Annual volume (ML)

Border Rivers

Sediments above the Great Artesian Basin

6,200

Border Rivers Fractured Rock

387

Moonie

Sediments above the Great Artesian Basin

4,800

Border Rivers and Moonie

Queensland Murray-Darling Basin deep

500

Schedule 11 Works for particular existing activities

section 48

1Talwood town weir
2Bungunya town weir
3the excavated tanks that are part of Bungunya town water supply
4the existing dam on Lode Creek, on lot 303 on B348
5the existing dam on Black Swamp Creek, on lot 3 on SP160760
6the existing weir on Thirteen Mile Creek, on lot 24 on BNT1553
7The Soak on lot 1 on RP79060
8Glen Niven Dam
9the existing weir on Back Creek, on lot 2 on RP160929
10the existing weir on Sugarloaf Creek, on lot 8 on RP21506 and lot 413 on BNT1724
11the 3 existing dams on Spring Creek, on lot 219 on BNT1678
12the existing weir on Doctors Creek, on lot 134 on SP136686
13Thallon town weir

Schedule 12 Grant of ancillary water licences to particular persons

sections 50, definition licence to interfere and 54

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Licence to interfere with the flow of water

Existing authorisation

Volumetric limit (ML)

03667T

36678T

30

04720T

02174T

7

04988T

04991T

3

07523T

17827T

14

10054T

17878T

100

10102T

10101T

1

14918T

407799

14

16408T

104034

120

16526T

19221WT

25

17350T

17349T

5

18190WT

17892T

88

18678WT

25678T

25677T

6

25897T

08355T

2

30126T

30125T

1

30142T

30214T

6

33079T

15372T

21

33080T

7

33486T

400153

10

37624T

33967T

33966T

1

34118T

44128T

21

34182T

18627T

37

25893T

34306T

34305T

56

34543T

34542T

4

45940T

34552T

102568

3

567888

20

34582T

1

34843T

28702T

3

34919T

34918T

3

35150T

35651T

19

36908T

184556

64

37619T

33092WT

10

37623T

17191T

6

37755T

37754T

28

38497T

38499T

16

38594T

18510T

73

25949T

38722T

172798

22

39315T

35506T

24

54713T

16

35537T

8

39321T

37484T

129

39960T

39959T

1

39962T

29447T

16

40063T

54896T

41

40439T

603761

23

54808T

41563T

41562T

3

42853T

42852T

24

18088T

5

37954T

16

44022T

44021T

3

44026T

608453

38

44106T

41987T

110

46013T

46011T and 46012T

6

46026T

606071

515

46027T

50612T

50611T

2

50649T

27714T

33

50651T

50650T

3

50654T

50653T

1

50713T

50712T

1

50716T

50715T

17

50718T

50717T

9

50735T

37251T

21

37435T

50

50705T

13

50639T

21

37531T

21

50750T

50749T

1

50783T

50782T

15

54702T

54701T

60

54718T

35437T

4

54722T

15148T

3

54729T

50771T

3

54750T

27488T

38

54754T

54753T

10

54759T

54711T

6

54760T

608251

121

54767T

54820T

25

54795T

54794T

19

54802T

54710T

5

54811T

50784T

1

54843T

609088

225

54857T

39977T

3

54862T

39439T

7

Schedule 13 Water licences to include particular conditions

section 63

604818
606284
606357
606772
607055
607229
607601
607602
608361
609233
610657
614255
614256
615314
615335
616953
616954
617026
617027
617208
617373
617456

Schedule 14 Water allocations that must be amended

section 69

Part 1 Border Rivers catchment

Column 1

Column 2

Water allocation number

Detail or condition

202 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 187163, 187165, 187166, 187168 and 492543 and Works Reference 19883, 19884, 20627, 20628, 20632, 34473 and 34474

203 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 408693 and 408695 and Works Reference 31571 and 31576

210 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 406649, 406650, 406656, 406663, 406673 and 406681 and Works Reference 30197, 30204, 30206, 30216, 30237 and 30241

215 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 400218, 400219, 400220, 400221, 400222, 400223, 400224, 400229, 400231 and 400244 and Works Reference 25023, 25025, 25034, 25041, 25047, 25058, 25064, 25093 and 25114

229 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

242 on AP7583

Conditions:

1  water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 187939, 400001, 400003, 400004 and 400006 and Works Reference 21454, 24673, 24674, 24675, 24676, 24677, 24680 and 24682
2  water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

244 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

245 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

246 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

257 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

274 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

372 on AP7583

Water allocation group: class UW1A

373 on AP7583

Water allocation group: class UW2A

432 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 406960 and Works Reference 30407

433 on AP7583

Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 406960 and Works Reference 30407

438 on AP7583

Conditions:

1  water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 183824, 183831, 183832 and 403679 and Works Reference 17563, 17572, 17573 and 28156
2  taking of water under the water allocation must not interfere with the distribution of water by the Callandoon Water Supply Board

439 on AP7583

Conditions:

1  water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 183824, 183831, 183832 and 403679 and Works Reference 17563, 17572, 17573 and 28156
2  taking of water under the water allocation must not interfere with the distribution of water by the Callandoon Water Supply Board

576 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn River zone 2
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MS2A

577 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn River zone 1
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MS1A

578 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn River zone 1
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MS1A

579 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn River zone 1
Water allocation group: class MS1A
Condition: water must only be taken under the water allocation if there is visible flow immediately downstream of the point of take.

580 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn River zone 1
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MS1A
Location of take: the Severn River adjacent to lot 791 on SP256380

581 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn River zone 1
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MS1A

582 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn River zone 1
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MS1A

583 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn River zone 1
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MS1A

584 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

585 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

586 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA
Location of take: the Severn River at latitude 28° 43' 33.600'' south, longitude 151° 52' 51.420'' east

589 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Water allocation group: class USA

590 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Water allocation group: class USA

591 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

592 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

593 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

594 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

595 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

596 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

599 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

600 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Water allocation group: class USA

601 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

602 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

603 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn River zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USA

604 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MSTA

605 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Pike Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MPA

606 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Fifteen Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class 15MA

607 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Fifteen Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class 15MA

608 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

609 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

610 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

611 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

612 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

613 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA
Location of take: Accommodation Creek adjacent to lot 23 on SP153274

615 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA
Location of take: Accommodation Creek adjacent to lot 21 on SP216716

616 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

617 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

618 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

619 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA
Location of take: Accommodation Creek adjacent to lot 42 or lot 41 on SP204013

620 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

621 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA
Location of take: Accommodation Creek adjacent to lot 4 on SP145270

622 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

623 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Accommodation Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class UAA

624 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Accommodation Creek and tributaries zone
Water allocation group: class UAA
Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 186233 and 186234 and Works Reference 19779 and 19780

625 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA
Location of take: Accommodation Creek at latitude 28° 49' 35.940' south, longitude 151° 51' 24.084'' east

626 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Bald Rock Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class BRA
Location of take: Bald Rock Creek adjacent to lot 131 on SP296599

627 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Bald Rock Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class BRA
Location of take: Bald Rock Creek at latitude 28° 49' 36.401'' south, longitude 151° 51' 49.608'' east

628 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Bald Rock Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class BRA

629 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class MSTA
Condition: no conditions

630 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Severn tributaries zone
Water allocation group: class MSTA

631 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USTA
Location of take: Back Creek adjacent to lots 1, 2 and 3 on SP225178 and lots 88, 89, 90, 91 and 94 on RP12321
Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 184675 and 184678 and Works Reference 18492, 18493 and 18496

632 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USTA
Location of take: Bald Rock Creek adjacent to lot 1 on SP261265

633 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USTA

634 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USTA
Condition: water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 403270 and 403721 and Works Reference 28202 and 28211

635 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater zone
Water allocation group: class LBA

637 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBA
Location of take: The Broadwater adjacent to lot 2 on SP184744

638 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBA

639 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBA

640 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBA

641 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Broadwater and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class UBA

642 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Broadwater and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class UBA

643 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Broadwater and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class UBA

644 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Broadwater and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class UBA
Location of take: The Broadwater adjacent to lot 2 on SP189597

645 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Broadwater and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class UBA
Location of take: The Broadwater adjacent to lot 2 on SP189597

646 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Broadwater and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class UBA
Location of take: The Broadwater at latitude 28° 33' 43.416'' south, longitude 151° 55' 44.292'' east

647 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBTA

648 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBTA

649 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBTA

650 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Cannon Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class CCA
Location of take: Cannon Creek adjacent to lot A on AP19882

651 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Cannon Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class CCA
Location of take: Cannon Creek adjacent to lot 31 on SP216701

652 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Cannon Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class CCA
Location of take: Cannon Creek adjacent to lot 22 on SP216701

653 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Cannon Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class CCA

654 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Cannon Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class CCA
Condition: Water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 186152, 186154, 186156, 186157, 186158, 186160, 186161, 186162, 186164, 186165, 186166, 186167, 186168, 186169, 186170, 186171, 186172, 186173, 186174, 186175, 186176, 186177, 186178, 186180, 186181, 186182, 186184, 186185, 186187, 186188, 186189, 186191, 186192, 186194, 186195, 186196 and 186197 and Works Reference 19689, 19694, 19695, 19696, 19697, 19699, 19700, 19701, 19703, 19704, 19705, 19706, 19707, 19708, 19709, 19710, 19711, 19712, 19713, 19714, 19715, 19716, 19717, 19719, 19720, 19721, 19723, 19724, 19725, 19726, 19727, 19728, 19729, 19732, 19734, 19735 and 19736

656 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Quart Pot tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LQPTA

657 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Water allocation group: class FMA

658 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA

659 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA

660 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA
Location of take: Four Mile Creek adjacent to lot 251 on SP201728

661 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA

662 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA
Location of take: Four Mile Creek adjacent to lot 1 on SP265371

663 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA

664 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA
Location of take: Four Mile Creek adjacent to lot 14 on SP174700
Condition: Water taken under the water allocation must not be stored unless the water is being stored in the notified storage works described under Overland Flow Works Notification Acknowledgement 185899, 185900, 185901, 185902, 185903, 185904, 185906 and 185907 and Works Reference 19457, 19458, 19459, 19460, 19461, 19462, 19463 and 19464

665 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA

666 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA

667 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Four Mile Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class FMA

668 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Quart Pot Creek and tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class UQPA

669 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USTA

670 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Upper Severn tributaries zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class USTA

671 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Quart Pot Creek zone
Water allocation group: class LQPA

672 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Quart Pot Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LQPA
Location of take: Quart Pot Creek adjacent to lot 1 on SP168058

673 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Quart Pot Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LQPA
Location of take: Quart Pot Creek adjacent to lot 20 on SP233586

674 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Quart Pot Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LQPA
Location of take: Quart Pot Creek adjacent to lot A on AP21607

679 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Mid Quart Pot Creek zone
Water allocation group: class MQPA
Location of take: Quart Pot Creek adjacent to lot 5 on SP216670

771 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Severn River zone 1
Water allocation group: class LS1A
Location of take: the Severn River at latitude 28° 55' 04.404'' south, longitude 151° 35' 06.720'' east

5057 on AP7583

Condition: no conditions

5170 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBA

5171 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Broadwater zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LBA
Location of take: The Broadwater at latitude 28° 38' 18.960'' south, longitude 151° 52' 36.912'' east

5196 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

5197 on AP7583

Water management area zone: Lower Accommodation Creek zone
Purpose: any
Water allocation group: class LAA

5204 on AP7583

Condition: Water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

5205 on AP7583

Condition: Water taken under the water allocation is also permitted to be taken from the Dumaresq water management area zone downstream of the Dumaresq River, AMTD 5km

Part 2 Moonie catchment

Column 1

Column 2

Water allocation number

Detail or condition

16 on AP13210

Location of take: the Moonie River AMTD 151.1km to AMTD 155.3km

31 on AP13210

Condition: water may be taken when both—

(a)  the passing flow at the point of take is at least 129.6ML a day; and
(b)  the passing flow in the Moonie River at the junction with Hayes Creek is at least 172.8ML a day

5004 on AP13210

Condition: water may be taken when both—

(a)  the passing flow at the point of take is at least 43.2ML a day; and
(b)  the passing flow in the Moonie River at the junction with Hayes Creek is at least 172.8ML a day

Schedule 15 Dictionary

section 3

adopted middle thread distance means the distance in kilometres, measured along the middle of a watercourse, from a specific point in the watercourse to the watercourse’s mouth, the watercourse’s junction with the main watercourse or the border between the State and New South Wales.
AMTD means adopted middle thread distance.
ancillary water licence, for part 10, division 3, subdivision 2, see section 51(1)(d).
annual announcement volume probability, for a water allocation group, means the percentage of years, in a 100-year period, in which the total volume of water authorised to be taken, based on simulated demand, by the holders of all water allocations in the group is at least the total of the nominal volumes for all water allocations in the group.
authorisation means—
(a)a water allocation, water licence, water permit, seasonal water assignment notice or other authority to take water given under the Act or the repealed Act, other than a water permit for stock purposes or domestic purposes; or
(b)a water licence, resource operations licence or distribution operations licence to interfere with water given under the Act or the repealed Act; or
(c)an authority to take water given under another Act.
available water ratio, for a water allocation group, means the ratio of the average annual volume of water available for all water allocations in the group, to the total volumetric limit of all water allocations in the group.
average annual volume, of water, means the volume of the water expressed as a long-term modelled average over the simulation period for the water.
average volume means—
(a)for surface water—the total volume of surface water simulated, using the eWater Source computer program, to have been taken during the simulation period for surface water under all authorisations in the plan area included in the computer program, divided by the number of years in the simulation period; or
(b)for underground water—
(i)the total volume of underground water simulated, using the MODFLOW computer program, to have been taken during the simulation period for underground water under all authorisations in the plan area included in the computer program, divided by the number of years in the simulation period; or
(ii)the estimated volume divided by 100.
Border Rivers Alluvium (deep) decision support tool means a simulation tool used by the department to work out the annual announcement volume probability for a water allocation group when the holders of the water allocations in the group take water from the Border Rivers Alluvium (deep).

Note—

The Border Rivers Alluvium (deep) is an underground water sub-unit.
certified report means a report that—
(a)is verified and signed by a registered professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act 2002; and
(b)for a certified report about works used, or capable of being used, to take overland flow water, describes—
(i)the nature and location of the works; and
(ii)how the works operate; and
(iii)the ability of the works to take the water.
converted water allocation
(a)for part 10, division 3, subdivision 2 and part 11, division 1, subdivision 2, see section 72(1); or
(b)for part 11, division 2, subdivision 2, see section 82(2).
daily water flow, at a node, means the volume of water that flows past the node in a day.
decision, for part 7, see section 34.
development permit, for an existing authorisation, means a development permit for works for taking water under the authorisation.
estimated volume means the total volume of underground water estimated by the chief executive—
(a)to have been taken, during any continuous 100-year period, under all authorisations in the plan area, other than authorisations mentioned in definition average volume, paragraph (b)(i) or water licences to which water sharing rules do not apply; and
(b)having regard to the following matters as at the commencement—
(i)the volumetric limits applying to the authorisations;
(ii)the water sharing rules for the authorisations;
(iii)the conditions imposed on the authorisations.
eWater Source computer program means the eWater Source computer program used by the department to simulate daily stream flows, flow management, storages, releases, in-stream infrastructure, water diversions, water demands and other hydrological events in the plan area.
existing authorisation, in relation to a converted water allocation, means the water licence or water permit from which the water allocation was converted.
existing overland flow works means overland flow works used, or capable of being used, to take overland flow water to which this plan applies, other than for stock purposes or domestic purposes, if—
(a)the works are located in the Border Rivers catchment and were in existence on 20 September 2000; or
(b)the works are located in the Moonie catchment and were in existence on 9 June 2001; or
(c)for works located in the Border Rivers catchment that were started, but not finished, before 20 September 2000, or works located in the Moonie catchment that were started, but not finished, before 9 June 2001—the construction of the works was completed by—
(i)if a moratorium notice stated the works must be completed by a day (the completion day), and a variation of the moratorium notice to extend the completion day was granted—the day stated in the notice of decision given for the variation under section 27(5)(b) of the Act, as in force immediately before 6 December 2016; or
(ii)otherwise—30 November 2001; or
(d)for works used, or capable of being used, to take water declared to be overland flow water under section 7
(i)the construction of the works was completed before 6 July 2016; or
(ii)otherwise—
(A)the construction of the works was physically started before 6 July 2016 and was completed before 31 December 2016; and
(B)the chief executive was, before 17 August 2016, given a notice for the works under item 5(c) of the moratorium notice, published on 6 July 2016, called ‘Moratorium notice Water Act 2000 Granite Belt underground water area’; or
(e)the works replace, or are a reconfiguration of, works mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) if the replacement or reconfiguration of the works did not increase the average annual volume of overland flow water to which this plan applies capable of being taken by the works.
flow threshold means a requirement about flow rate, the water level of a flow or flow duration.
impounded water, for part 10, division 3, subdivision 2, see section 51(1)(a).
intergovernmental agreement means the agreement called ‘New South Wales–Queensland Border Rivers intergovernmental agreement 2008’, signed by the Premier of the State on 16 February 2009.
IQQM computer program simulation means the department’s Integrated Quantity and Quality Model computer program simulation, for the period July 1890 to June 2000, that was used to establish the sharing of water between the State and New South Wales under the intergovernmental agreement.
licence to interfere, for part 10, division 3, subdivision 2, see section 50.
MODFLOW computer program means the MODFLOW computer program used by the department to simulate the flow of underground water, water extractions, water demands, operational management and other hydrological events in the plan area.
moratorium notice means a moratorium notice published under section 26 of the Act, as in force immediately before 6 December 2016.
node see section 17(1).
nominal entitlement see the Water Regulation 2016, section 28(1).
notified existing overland flow works means existing overland flow works for which notice was given to the chief executive under—
(a)for works located in the Border Rivers catchment—the repealed Water Plan (Border Rivers) 2003, section 34(2)(b); or
(b)for works located in the Moonie catchment—the repealed Water Plan (Moonie) 2003, section 34(2)(b).
overland flow water catchment, for a watercourse, means a part of the plan area from which overland flow water will flow into the watercourse unless the water is taken before it reaches the watercourse.
overland flow works means—
(a)works used to store overland flow water, including, for example, a sump, drain, embankment, channel or pump; or
(b)works that can be used to connect 2 or more works mentioned in paragraph (a).
performance ratio, for a group of water allocations, means the average annual volume of water that may be taken by holders of all water allocations in the group in the simulation period expressed as a percentage of the total of the nominal volume for all water allocations in the group.
relevant operating arrangements, for existing overland flow works, means the arrangements under which the works were operated, that were in place immediately before—
(a)if the works are located in the Border Rivers catchment—20 September 2000; or
(b)if the works are located in the Moonie catchment—9 June 2001; or
(c)for works located in the Border Rivers catchment that were started, but not finished, before 20 September 2000, or works located in the Moonie catchment that were started, but not finished, before 9 June 2001—
(i)if a moratorium notice stated the works must be completed by a day (the completion day), and a variation of the moratorium notice to extend the completion day was granted—the day stated in the notice of decision given for the variation under section 27(5)(b) of the Act, as in force immediately before 6 December 2016; or
(ii)otherwise—30 November 2001; or
(d)for works used, or capable of being used, to take water declared to be overland flow water under section 7
(i)if the construction of the works was completed before 6 July 2016—that date; or
(ii)if the construction of the works was physically started, but not completed, before 6 July 2016—31 December 2016.
relevant version of the Basin Plan, in relation to a provision of this plan, means the Basin Plan 2012 (Cwlth) as in force 2 years before the provision was given to the Minister under the Water Act 2007 (Cwlth), section 63(3)(c).

Note—

The Basin Plan 2012 (Cwlth) is made under the Water Act 2007 (Cwlth).
replacement water bore see the Water Regulation 2016, schedule 19.
simulation period means—
(a)for surface water to which this plan applies—the period from 1 July 1895 to 30 June 2014; or
(b) for underground water to which this plan applies—the period from 1 July 1916 to 39 June 2015.
Stanthorpe allocation, for part 11, division 1, subdivision 2, see section 70.
surface water see section 4.
sustainable diversion limits means the long-term average sustainable diversion limits under the relevant version of the Basin Plan.
underground water management area see section 12.
underground water sub-area see section 13(2).
underground water sub-unit see section 14(2).
underground water unit see section 14(1).
underground water zone see section 15(2).
unsupplemented surface water means surface water to which this plan applies that is not supplemented water within the meaning of the Water Regulation 2016, schedule 19.
Upper Weir allocation, for part 11, division 1, subdivision 2, see section 70.
variation, of a moratorium notice, means the variation of the moratorium notice under section 27 of the Act as in force immediately before 6 December 2016.
volumetric limit, for a water licence, means the maximum volume of water, in megalitres, that may be taken under the licence during a water year.
water management area zone see section 11(2).
water supply scheme zone see section 9(2).