Queensland water programmes and projects

​​​Current project

Healthy HeadWaters Water Use Efficiency project

This project is designed to assist irrigation farmers in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin by investing in efficient irrigation systems and technologies that reduce water loss, deliver long-term social and economic benefits, and return a share of water savings to the Basin's rivers, wetlands and floodplains. It is funded by the Australian Government as part of the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) is responsible for implementing the project.

See Healthy HeadWaters Water Use Efficiency​ project for details.

See also:

Water Management Partnership Agreement for Queensland

In 2010 a Water Management Partnership Agreement was completed between the Commonwealth and Queensland.

Completed project

Coal seam gas water use efficiency study

The Australian Government committed $5 million for a Coal Seam Gas Water Feasibility Study. The aim of the study was to examine the use of coal seam gas water in addressing water sustainability and adjustment issues in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. The project was completed in November 2013.