South East Queensland
33.2 Groundwater access entitlement for direct extraction

Supporting Information

This line item consists of groundwater access entitlements for which no water allocation (or water liability) was recognised in the region. Two different types of these entitlements exist in the South East Queensland (SEQ) region: water licences to take groundwater in Non-Benefited Areas and authorities to continue to take groundwater authorised under the Moreton Water Resource Plan (WRP).

The volume associated with this line item could not be quantified by Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM). Further information on each gorundwater management area (GMA) is listed below:

  • Groundwater in the Lockyer Valley GMA Non-Benefitted Area of Implementation Area 1 is yet to receive volumetric entitlements.

  • Groundwater in the Cressbrook Creek Alluvial GMA is yet to receive volumetric entitlements.

  • In the Lockyer Valley GMA, continued take of groundwater from implementation areas 2–4 is authorised under the Moreton WRP (section 72) until licences can be issued. Volumetric entitlements are not in place in these areas.

  • In the Warrill-Bremer Alluvial GMA, continued take of groundwater is authorised under the Moreton WRP (section 78) until licences can be issued. Volumetric entitlements are not in place in this area.

  • In the Watercourse Buffer Zone GMA, continued take of groundwater is authorised under the Moreton WRP (section 83). There are no volumetric entitlements in this area.

Comparative year

This line item was not reported in the 2010 Account.