This website provides water management information for the Fitzroy Basin, which includes the Dawson, Comet, Nogoa, Isaac-Connors, Mackenzie and Fitzroy rivers.

A long-term management strategy is being implemented to improve Fitzroy Basin water quality. This strategy will maintain environmental standards while getting local coal mines back into production.


Additional water monitoring stations now installed

Media statement from the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning

Gilbert and Sutherland: Final report on the effectiveness of the 2012–13 pilot mine water release and evaluation of market based mechanisms

VIDEO: report by Gilbert and Sutherland ››

Coal mining and the community

A strong resource sector supports our communities and local economies

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Mine water releases

Find out why mines need to release water and the controls in place to manage them

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Maintaining water quality

An extensive water monitoring program is in place across the Fitzroy Basin

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Watering stock and crop irrigation

Farmers can access the latest water information from a nearby monitoring station

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