Under the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014, water resource plans and resource operation plans have been replaced by new planning instruments.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 Moreton catchment are now provided by the Water Plan (Moreton) 2007, Moreton Water Management Protocol, six resource 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
We are currently proposing to amend the Moreton water plan and resource operations plan. The proposed amendments focus on water allocation and management arrangements in the Central Lockyer Valley Water Supply Scheme.
A Statement of Proposals (PDF, 568.0KB) was released in October 2015 for public comment. Public information sessions were held in Gatton and Glenore Grove in November and December 2015 to brief local communities.
Submissions on the Statement of Proposals have now closed. Over 150 submissions were received and will be used to inform the development of a draft water plan and resource operations plan for the Moreton area.
We will continue to consult with the local community regarding the proposed amendments throughout the development of the draft water plans. Further opportunity for consultation and submission on these proposals will also occur when the draft water plans are released for public comment.
To keep the community informed, the department has prepared a newsletter (PDF, 189.3KB)
Your local DNRM officers are also available to talk to you about these proposed changes. For further enquiries, please call the Woolloongabba office on 1800 308 252, or email: wrpMoreton@dnrm.qld.gov.au.
- The Moreton water plan (listed under the Water Act 2000) was released in March 2007. An amended plan was released in October 2008.
On 25 November 2016 the Minister published the Water Resource (Moreton) Plan (Postponement of Expiry) Notice 2016 (PDF 136KB) to postpone the expiry of the Moreton water plan to 14 December 2026.
Resource operations plan
The Moreton resource operations plan was approved in December 2009.
- The Moreton resource operations plan amendment (PDF, 8.7MB) to include the Warrill Valley and Lower Lockyer water supply schemes was approved by Governor in Council in May 2014. It was finalised after extensive community consultation following the draft amended plan released in September 2013.
- A consultation report (PDF, 2.2MB) is available, which includes an overview of how the issues raised in the submissions were dealt with.
Lockyer Valley groundwater management
Due to re-prioritisation of projects within the department, the Notice of Works process in Implementation Area 2A has been deferred.
Consequently, licences for the take of groundwater within this area will not be issued in the immediate future but any information provided to the department throughout this process will be retained and utilised should the Notice of Works process recommence in the future.
You can view past reports and historical documents relating to the plans in the library catalogue.
Water Resource Planning Coordinator
GPO Box 2771
Brisbane QLD 4001
Phone: 1800 308 252
Fax: 3224 2933
Email: Moreton WRP coordinator