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Environmental Protection Policy (Water) consultations

Submissions have closed on draft environmental values and water quality objectives

Closing date for submissions

Submissions have closed on the draft environmental values and water quality objectives under the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy (EPP Water). Draft consultation materials (reports, mapping) for each region are provided in the tables below.

Environmental values define the uses of the water by aquatic ecosystems and for human uses (e.g. drinking water, irrigation, aquaculture, recreation). Water quality objectives (e.g. for nitrogen content, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, biological indicators), are derived to protect environmental values of the water. They are based on technically derived water quality guidelines.

Submissions have closed for reports released September 2017

You also have the opportunity to comment (by 10 October) on the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan 2017-2022. This includes end-of-catchment water quality load targets for each catchment to meet Great Barrier Reef Marine Park water quality guidelines by 2025 for healthy corals and seagrass. Under the Enhancing and broadening reef regulations proposal, these would also be included in the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy to inform decision-makers about how best to manage risks to water quality.

Contact details

For further information please contact the Healthy Waters Team:

South East Queensland consultation materials

Waters

Basin No.

Consultation draft plans

Consultation draft water quality tables

South East Queensland - South East Queensland water quality statistics for event flow and base flow conditions (PDF, 7.1M)

South East Queensland - South east Queensland draft water quality objectives for aquatic ecosystem environmental values protection (PDF, 1.3M).

Albert River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 145

Albert River Basin (PDF, 2.2M)

Albert River (PDF, 263K)

Bremer River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 143

Bremer River Basin (PDF, 1.8M)

Bremer River (PDF, 308K)

Brisbane Creeks - Bramble Bay including Bald Hills, Cabbage Tree, Downfall, Kedron Brook, Nudgee and Nundah Creeks

Part of 142

Brisbane Creeks of Bramble Bay (PDF, 2.3M)

Brisbane Creeks-Bramble Bay (PDF, 253K)

Brisbane River including all tributaries of the river other than Oxley Creek, Bremer River, Lockyer Creek, Stanley River

Part of 143

Broadwater including Biggera and Loders Creeks, the Broadwater and all creeks of the Broadwater catchment and Runaway Bay

Part of 146

Broadwater (PDF, 1.8M)

Broadwater (PDF, 213K)

Caboolture River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 142

Caboolture River Basin (PDF, 3.0M)

Caboolture River (PDF, 260K)

Coomera River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 146

Coomera River Basin (PDF, 3.8M)

Coomera River (PDF, 321K)

Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks and Pacific Beaches including all tributaries of the creeks

Part of 146

Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks (PDF, 236K)

Lockyer Creek including all tributaries of the creek

Part of 143

Lockyer Creek Basin (PDF, 1.6M)

Lockyer Creek (PDF, 303K)

Logan River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 145

Logan River Basin (PDF, 2.9M)

Logan River (PDF, 337K)

Maroochy River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 141

Maroochy River Basin (PDF, 2.9M)

Maroochy River (PDF, 432K)

Mooloolah River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 141

Mooloolah River Basin (PDF, 2.4M)

Mooloolah River (PDF, 300K)

Moreton Bay including Moreton Bay, North Stradbroke, South Stradbroke, Moreton and Moreton Bay Islands

Part of 144 and adjacent basins 141, 142, 143, 145 and 146

Moreton Bay Zones (PDF, 2.9M)

Moreton Bay (PDF, 235K)

Nerang River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 146

Nerang River Basin (PDF, 2.7M)

Nerang River (PDF, 333K)

Noosa River including Kin Kin Creek, Teewah coastal creeks, Lakes Cooroibah, Cootharaba, Doonella and Weyba

Part of 140

Noosa River Basin (PDF, 1.7M)

Noosa River (PDF, 332K)

Oxley Creek including all tributaries of the creek

Part of 143

Oxley Creek Basin (PDF, 1.7M)

Oxley Creek (PDF, 277K)

Pimpama River including Behm and McCoys creeks and southern Moreton Bay coastal creeks

Part of 146

Pimpama River Basin (PDF, 1.9M)

Pimpama River (PDF, 279K)

Pine Rivers and Redcliffe Creeks including Hays Inlet and all tributaries of the North Pine and South Pine rivers

Part of 142

Pine River Basin and Redcliffe Creeks (PDF, 3.9M)

Pine Rivers and Redcliffe Creeks (PDF, 340K)

Pumicestone Passage including waters of Bribie Island and Bells, Coochin, Dux, Elimbah, Mellum, Ningi and Tibrogargan Creeks

Part of 141

 

Pumicestone Passage (PDF, 2.1M)

Pumicestone Passage (PDF, 450K)

Redland Creeks including Coolnwynpin, Eprapah, Hilliards, Lota, Moogurrapum, Tarradarrapin, Tingalpa and Wynnum Creeks

Part of 145

Redlands Creeks Basin (PDF, 1.8M)

Redland Creeks (PDF, 379K)

Sandy, Six Mile, Wolston, Woogaroo and Goodna Creeks including all tributaries of the creeks

Part of 143

Sandy Creek Basin (PDF, 1.0M)

Sandy, Six Mile, Wolston, Woogaroo and Goodna Creeks (PDF, 429K)

Stanley River including all tributaries of the river

Part of 143

Stanley River Basin (PDF, 1.7M)

Stanley River Basin (PDF, 213K)

 

Region

Main report

Draft EPP Water mapping

Supporting reports, links

Qld Murray-Darling and Bulloo Basins

 

 

 

Management intent

Surface Water Environmental Values

Groundwater Environmental Values

Burdekin-Don Haughton groundwater

Draft Burdekin groundwater quality guidelines report (EHP, 2017) (PDF, 2.9M)

 

Burdekin River Basin

Draft Burdekin surface water quality guidelines report (DSITI, 2017) (PDF, 5.9M)

 

Don-Haughton basins

Draft Don-Haughton surface water quality guidelines report (DSITI, 2017) (PDF, 6.2M)

Mackay-Whitsundays – estuarine and coastal/marine waters

Included with above report

Mackay-Whitsunday coastal waters (PDF, 2.4M)

 

Eastern Cape York

Draft eastern Cape York surface water quality guidelines report (EHP 2017) (PDF, 8.7M)

Eastern Cape York water quality improvement plan

 

Fitzroy Capricorn Curtis coast groundwater

Draft Fitzroy and Capricorn-Curtis Coast groundwater report (EHP, 2017) (PDF, 3.4M)

 

Fitzroy Basin, Keppel Bay and coastal waters

Draft Fitzroy, Keppel Bay and coastal waters surface water quality guidelines report (DSITI, 2017) (PDF, 12M)

 

 

Wet Tropics coastal and marine waters

Draft Wet Tropics coastal and marine waters report (EHP, 2017) (PDF, 5.1M)

Wet Tropics Coastal Waters (PDF, 2.8M)

Wet Tropics water quality improvement plan

Last updated
7 November 2017