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Proposals for strengthening non-urban water measurement

The Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy is seeking feedback on Proposals for strengthening non-urban water measurement consultation paper.

These proposals aim to:

  • strengthen measurement assurance and metering accuracy
  • address the need for and benefits of real-time information
  • provide greater clarity on where a meter is required
  • ensure greater consistency across supplemented and unsupplemented metering
  • consider alternative measurement methods where meters may not be appropriate.

Water is a precious resource for all Queenslanders: it sustains our environment, communities and industries such as agriculture and mining. We all share responsibility for using it fairly and equitably.

You can help to guide how we measure and monitor non-urban water use by providing your feedback on the questions outlined in the consultation paper.

In particular, we want to hear your feedback about:

  • what forms of water take should be metered
  • whether thresholds can be applied to determine where meters are required
  • whether telemetry is a viable and desirable option for data gathering, including how real-time water data should be collected and where it will be available (i.e. telemetry framework)
  • issues, assurances and standards around data recording and storage devices (data loggers)
  • requirements and application of accuracy testing
  • requirements for validation and maintenance of meters
  • recordkeeping requirements
  • timeframe and approach for implementation of metering.

Your input will help us to finalise a water measurement policy that supports transparent and sustainable non-urban water management across the state.

Have your say

You can provide your answers to the questions outlined in the consultation paper in a submission by email, post or online:

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Attn: Executive Director, Water Markets
PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002

Due to feedback from stakeholders that they would like more time to consider their submissions, we have extended the consultation period for an additional two weeks.

The consultation will now close at 5pm, Friday 13 December 2019

More information

Answer an online survey

  • Online submission form

    After reading the consultation paper, we welcome your feedback by completing the online submission form.

    Note: There is a 45-minute time limit for completing this survey from the time you start filling it out. To save your response, click the 'Finish later' button (within the 45-minute time limit). You will then be given a URL address and a password. Make a copy of these. You will need them later to complete your response.

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Submit your response now. Closes 13 December 2019, 05.00pm.

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Last updated
 7 November 2019

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