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Baffle Creek Basin catchment

Under the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014, water resource plans and resource operation plans have been replaced by new planning instruments: the Water Plan (Baffle Creek Basin) 2010 and Baffle Creek Basin Water Management Protocol 2016. See below to access these instruments.      

Map of the catchment

Water plan

Water management protocol

  • The Baffle Creek Basin ROP, which commenced on 5 December 2011, is no longer in effect. However, the provisions/components contained in this document are taken to be a part of the water plan or water management protocol.  
  • The Baffle Creek Basin Water Management Protocol 2016 (PDF, 832.5KB) contains water sharing rules, water allocation dealing and seasonal water assignment rules for unsupplemented water in the plan area, which were previously contained in the superseded ROP.  

Release of unallocated water

The process for the release of unallocated water is now included in the water plan.

Overland flow notification process

The water plan requires that an owner of land on which existing overland flow works are situated (with a capacity of greater than 20 megalitres), to provide the chief executive with notice of the works on the approved form. This also includes notification of works for stock and domestic purposes, capturing contaminated agricultural run-off and storages required to meet the conditions of an environmental authority under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Landowners are encouraged to submit the details on the approved form as soon as possible. Failure to notify of works could result in the unauthorised take of overland flow water, which is a breach under the Water Act 2000.

Previous documents

You can view past reports and historical documents relating to the plans in the library catalogue.

Contact us

If you have problems downloading these documents, or would like a copy sent by post, please contact:

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
16–32 Enterprise Street
PO Box 1167
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Toll-Free: 1800 135 531
Fax: 07 4131 2318

Email: Baffle Creek Basin WRP coordinator

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Last updated: 2 February 2017

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