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Townsville Region

Environmental values (EVs) and water quality objectives (WQOs) for Townsville region waters (Black and Ross River basins, Magnetic Island and adjacent coastal waters) were finalised in August 2013. They are now included in schedule 1 of the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy—the EPP Water. This follows consultations carried out for the Black-Ross Water Quality Improvement Plan, public release of draft materials in 2012, and subsequent consultations in 2013.

The EVs and WQOs for the Townsville region are derived from: information in the Black Ross (Townsville) Water Quality Improvement Plan (2010), available local water quality data, Great Barrier Reef water quality guidelines, and Queensland and national (ANZECC, NHMRC) water quality guidelines.

Following the completion of the EVs project for this region, the department has prepared a Consultation summary and response to submissions. The report identifies the key issues raised by stakeholders during the Townsville and Mackay-Whitsunday EVs projects, and provides responses to the issues. It also summarises consultation activities undertaken before, during and after the public release of draft EV materials.

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Status

Scheduled 2013.

EPP Water – scheduled Environmental Values and Water Quality Objectives

Waters

Basin no.

Schedule 1—Document

Environmental Values and Water Quality Objectives

Schedule 1—Plan

Surface fresh water

Schedule 1—Plan

Coastal waters

Schedule 1—Plan

Ground waters

Black River Basin, including all waters of the Black River Basin, and adjacent coastal waters

Basin 117

Black River Basin (PDF, 526K)

WQ1171 Black River Basin (PDF, 2.4M)

WQ1183 Halifax and Cleveland Bay (PDF, 2.5M)

WQ1184 Black and Ross River Basins Groundwater Zones (PDF, 1.6M)

 

Ross River Basin and Magnetic Island, including all waters of the Ross River Basin, and adjacent coastal waters

Basin 118

Ross River Basin and Magnetic Island (PDF, 633K)

WQ1181 Ross River Basin (PDF, 3.4M)

WQ1182 Magnetic Island (PDF, 1.3M)

WQ1183 Halifax and Cleveland Bay (PDF, 2.5M)

WQ1184 Black and Ross River Basins Groundwater Zones (PDF, 1.6M)

Supporting documents

Related Information

Spatial datasets

Spatial datasets for scheduled areas are available from the Queensland Spatial Catalogue, Qspatial. Search for ‘EPP’.

Contact details

For further information please contact the Healthy Waters Team:

Last updated
14 December 2016