Water allocations and trading
Fitzroy River Water operates and maintains the water supply and water infrastructure for the Rockhampton Region and is responsible for the administration of water allocations and seasonal water assignments from the Fitzroy River Barrage Water Supply Scheme.
Owners of water allocations are able to draw an allocated amount of raw water from the Fitzroy River within the Barrage area in accordance with legislative and contract requirements as defined in The Water Plan (Fitzroy Basin) 2011 prepared under the provisions of the Water Act 2000.
As at 1 July 2020 there were approximately 297 medium priority water allocation holders within the scheme that have a combined annual allocation of 11,610ML and two high priority water allocation holders with total annual allocation of 100ML.
To apply for a water allocation you must:
To amalgamate or sub-divide your water allocation you must:
To assign some or all of your water to someone else as a temporary trade you must:
Water Trading Register
The water trading register lists the parties interested in trading water (purchasing, selling and/or leasing) within the Fitzroy River Barrage. If you are interested in trading water you have the option to contact the people listed below or you can add your own details to the register.
To add or remove your details to the register you must:
Water for Sale
Wanting to Purchase
Wanting to Lease (become lessee)
Water for Lease (become lessor)