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Wide Bay Water is the Resource Operations Licence holder for the Wide Bay Water Supply Scheme and Teddington Weir Water Supply Scheme. Wide Bay Water manages these schemes as set out in Mary Basin Resource Operations Plan 2011 (Qld). 
 
Click here for the seasonal water assignment application form. 

Announced Allocations

The Announced Allocations 2016/2017 Water Year

Wide Bay Water Supply Scheme - 100%
Teddington Weir Water Supply Scheme - 100%

The announced allocation information on these pages has been prepared for water allocation holders in the Wide Bay Water Supply Scheme and Teddington Weir Water Supply Scheme.

Water Allocation

A water allocation is a specified volume of water apportioned under the Mary Basin Resource Operations Plan.

Announced Allocation

An announced allocation is the percentage of your water allocation that may be taken in a water year. The announced allocation is calculated according to the rules detailed in the Mary Basin Resource Operations Plan and is designed to apportion available water in any given year.

The Announced allocation is calculated and set on the first day of a water year (July 1). The announced allocation is reviewed each month and if there is an increase by 5% or more, or an increase to 100% the announced allocation is reset. 

The announced allocation must:

  • Not be less than zero or greater than 100 percent.
  • Be rounded to the nearest percent.
  • Not be reduced during a water year.

Taking of water under an allocation

The total volume of water taken under a water allocation in a water year (July 1 to June 30) must not exceed the nominal volume of the water allocation multiplied by the announced allocation.
For example,

If your nominal allocation is 55ML and the announced allocation is 60%, the volume of water you can take during the water year is: 

55ML x 60% = 33ML

Wide Bay Water Supply Scheme

The announced allocation for medium priority water allocations in the Wide Bay Water Supply Scheme corresponds to the water level in Lenthalls dam. 

The Announced allocation is calculated according to the Mary Basin Resource Operations Plan Attachment 4 Part 6 Table 9.

Teddington Weir Water Supply Scheme

The announced allocation for medium priority water allocations in the Teddington Weir Water Supply Scheme is the same announced allocation calculated for the Lower Mary Water Supply Scheme. 
Wide Bay Water is notified by Sunwater of the announced allocation that has been calculated in the Lower Mary Water Supply Scheme and updates the announced allocation in the Teddington Weir Water Supply Scheme.

For further information please see:

www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/water/managing-accessing/markets-trading​

For any questions relating to a water allocation or the resource operating licence please send an email to enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au marked to the attention of the Catchment Management Officer.