Burdekin Basin water plan review – preliminary public consultation

We’re reviewing and replacing the Burdekin Basin water plan to support the region’s unique environment, cultural values, thriving industrial and agricultural sectors and economic growth opportunities.

Our preliminary public consultation is now open and you’re invited to have your say on how water is managed in the Burdekin Basin by 5pm, Friday 5 May 2023.

To learn more about this consultation and access supporting information to assist you in making a submission, you can visit the departmental website.

Your input during the preliminary public consultation will be key to the development of the draft replacement water plan, which will be available for further consultation in 2024.

The replacement Burdekin Basin water plan is on track to be delivered in 2025.

Please note the scope of the new water plan is limited to the management and allocation of water. Any issues or comments relating to the assessment or approval of infrastructure proposals should be referred to the Office of the Coordinator-General.

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  • Submission form - Burdekin Basin water plan consultation

    Anyone can make a submission on the Statement of Proposals. Submissions can made online by 5pm, Friday 5 May 2023 using this submission form.

    Only properly made submissions relating to water planning issues will be considered in preparing the new water plan. Other issues raised may be considered out of scope.

    To discuss this consultation with the department, please email WPBurdekin@rdmw.qld.gov.au or phone 1800 822 100.

    All submissions will be treated with sensitivity and wherever possible in confidence. However, submissions may be viewed by other parties under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009.