Under the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014, water resource plans and resource operation plans have been replaced by new planning instruments. Water planning outcomes for the Gulf catchment are now provided by the Water Plan (Gulf) 2007, Gulf Water Management Protocol, two Resource Operations Licences and associated operations manual and one Distribution Operations Licence and associated operations manual.
Once these documents have been prepared in accordance with the transitional provisions in the Act they will be made available below. Read more about the changes to water legislation.
Map of the catchment
The Gulf water plan was approved in November 2007. An amendment to provide for reserves of general and Indigenous unallocated water in the Flinders and Gilbert river catchments commenced on 21 August 2015.
- Download the Gulf water plan (listed under the Water Act 2000).
- Read the explanatory notes (PDF, 47.7KB) that accompany the plan.
- A consultation report (PDF, 391.1KB) summarises issues raised during the consultation process and how these were dealt with in preparing the final amended plan.
Resource operations plan
The Gulf resource operations plan (PDF, 4.8MB) was finalised in June 2010 and amended in 2011, 2014.
The Gulf resource operations plan was further amended on 21 August 2015 concurrently with the water resource plan amendment to provide for the permanent and seasonal assignment of licences that may be granted from the new unallocated water reserves in the Flinders and Gilbert river catchments.
A consultation report (PDF, 391.1KB) is available, which includes an overview of how the issues raised in submissions were dealt with.
You can view past reports and historical documents relating to the plans in the library catalogue.
If you have problems downloading these documents, or would like more information about the Gulf water planning activities, please contact:
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
28 Peters Street
MAREEBA QLD 4880
Phone: 1800 697 805
Fax: (07) 4092 2366
Email: Gulf WRP coordinator