South East Queensland
5.2 Surface water allocation remaining – urban water system

Supporting information

a. Overall

This line item represents the claims on the region's surface water held on behalf of the region's urban water system at the beginning and end of the 2011–12 year.

Allocation carryover from one water year to the next does not occur in the South East Queensland (SEQ) region. All unused allocation at the end of a water year is forfeited. 

b. Urban surface water allocation remaining – reconciliation

The following table shows the urban surface water allocation reconciliation. Demand was lower in 2012 than in the previous year and combined with the 100% allocation announcements, this has resulted in higher forfeiture of urban surface water allocation (around 52%) than that reported for the 2011 Account.

Urban surface water entitlements have a component included within them to allow for some future population growth. A component of the forfeiture may be attributed to this reason.  

 

Urban surface water allocation reconciliation table
Water resource plan (WRP) area

Water supply scheme (WSS)

Line item 5.2

Line item 21.2

Line item 17.12

Line item 13.2

Line item 5.2

Opening balance

Announcement (ML)

Allocation diversion

Adjustment and forfeiture (ML)

Closing balance (ML)

(ML)

(ML)
Gold Coast Nerang

0

83,995

62,763

21,232

0

Total Gold Coast WRP area

0

83,995

62,763

21,232

0

Logan Basin Logan River

0

8,910

1,456

7,454

0

Total Logan Basin WRP area

0

8,910

1,456

7,454

0

Moreton Central Brisbane River and Stanley River

0

278,725

110,815

167,910

0

Central Lockyer

0

0

0

0

0

Cressbrook Creek

0

10,000

0

10,000

0

Lower Lockyer Valley

0

0

0

0

0

Pine Valleys

0

59,000

36,894

22,106

0

Warrill Valley

0

2,196

424

1,772

0

Total Moreton WRP area

0

349,921

148,133

201,788

0

Total SEQ region

0

442,826

212,352

230,474

0

There is no carryover in the SEQ region and urban surface water allocation remaining (line item 5.2) will be always zero.

c. Urban entitlements

For the purpose of the 2012 Account, the urban claim on surface water only includes the SEQ Water Grid Manager and Toowoomba regional council entitlement allocations, as they have been identified as the urban holders of entitlements in the resource operations plans (ROPs).

Other organisations may hold supplemented entitlements for some form of urban use. As urban use is not identified on entitlements these could not readily be identified. For this reason, a small number of entitlements that may fall into this category are included in line item 21.1 Surface water allocation announcements.

In Queensland, entitlements and allocations do not have intended use as an attribute, and metered abstractions do not have entitlement priority or use as attributes. Urban holders of entitlements were individually determined by obtaining all entitlement volumes from the Gold Coast, Logan Basin and Moreton ROPs schedule of water allocations listed for the SEQ Water Grid Manager and Toowoomba regional council.