South East Queensland
37.1 Surface water allocation trade within region

Supporting Information

In Queensland the trade of allocations after announcements have been made is called temporary trading or seasonal water assignment but was previously know as temporary transfers. This represents the assignment to another person of part or all of the water allocation available under a water entitlement for a water year. Both supplemented and unsupplemented water entitlements can be seasonally assigned in Queensland.

The following table presents the volumes of water that were seasonally assigned in the South East Queensland (SEQ) region during the 2010–11 year.

Surface water allocation trade
Water resource plan (WRP) area Water supply scheme (WSS) or water management area (WMA) Number Volume (ML)
Gold Coast Nerang WSS 0 0
Lower Nerang WMA 1 2
Total Gold Coast WRP area 1 2
Logan Basin Logan River WSS 3 305
Burnett Creek WMA 0 0
Logan River WMA 0 0
Total Logan Basin WRP area 3 305
Moreton Central Lockyer 1 6
Cressbrook Creek
Lower Lockyer Valley 5 152
Pine Valleys 0 0
Central Brisbane River and Stanley River
1 40
Warrill Valley 7 292
Total Moreton WRP area 14 490
Total SEQ region 18 797
  1. Where trade data were not available this has been indicated by (–)

Quantification Approach

Data Source

Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) Gold Coast, Logan Basin and Moreton water resource accounts 2010–11.

Provided by



DERM provided the number of trades from the Gold Coast, Logan Basin and Moreton water resource accounts 2010–11.

Assumptions, Limitations, Caveats and Approximations


Uncertainty Information

There was no uncertainty associated with this value.

Comparative year

This line item was reported in the 2010 Account Water rights, entitlements, allocations and trade note as 1,091 ML.