The Underground Water Impact Report (UWIR) for the Surat Cumulative Management Area (CMA) assessed the impacts of water extraction by petroleum tenure holders on underground water in the Surat CMA, and established integrated management arrangements.
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If you are the owner of a bore in the Surat Cumulative Management Area (CMA), you can obtain specific information about the predicted impacts at the location of your bore. Search for predicted impacts at your water bore.
The Surat Cumulative Management Area is identified in the map below.
In 2011 a range of technical investigations and assessments were undertaken to support the development of the Surat UWIR. These included:
On 17 May 2012, the draft UWIR was released for public consultation. During the consultation period, nine information sessions were conducted in regional areas of Queensland. A total of 50 submissions on the draft UWIR were received. Following consultation, the draft UWIR was amended taking into consideration the issues raised.
On 18 July 2012, the amended UWIR was submitted to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) for consideration for approval.
The Surat UWIR was approved by EHP (PDF, 106.6KB) and the approved report took effect on 1 December 2012. A set of conditions (PDF, 1.7MB) were issued by EHP which deal with the submission of an annual report on implementation, standards for groundwater monitoring and a work plan for tasks being undertaken in relation to springs.
The Surat UWIR will be revised every three years to incorporate new knowledge. Annual implementation reports will be prepared on monitoring results and emerging knowledge.
A video of the geology in the Surat Cumulative Management Area (below) shows the basins and geological formations that exist in the area. The video illustrates the complexity of the geological layers, effects of these layers, and movement of groundwater.