The tender opened at 9.00 am AEST Friday 6 May 2016
and closed at
5.00 pm AEST Thursday 19 May 2016.
The department has closed the May 2016 tender for the purchase of groundwater licences held in the Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium for:
- all four sub-areas of the Central Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Management Area
- Dalrymple Creek Alluvium Groundwater Management Area
- Oakey Creek Groundwater Management Area.
The Request for Tender
Frequently asked questions are provided for your reference.
Tenders to purchase groundwater licences held by the department are helping to deliver the government’s commitment to bridge the gap of the groundwater sustainable diversion limits in the Basin Plan.
The tenders held in sub-areas 1–4 in the Central Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Management Area, Dalrymple Creek Alluvium Groundwater Management Area and Oakey Creek Groundwater Management Area aim to protect the long-term productive base of the aquifer, consistent with the groundwater sustainable diversion limits set by the Murray–Darling Basin Plan.
The groundwater purchased does not contribute to the 2750 GL surface water recovery target as set out in the Basin Plan.
Evaluation of applications
Eligible applications are evaluated by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources at the end of the submission period. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application at the close of the tender evaluation period.
Applications pursued by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will be subject to a due diligence review before a contract of sale is executed.
Contact us for more information about tenders held by the department.
Water Purchase and Conveyance
Phone: 1800 218 478
Previous Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium groundwater purchase tender
The Australian Government’s groundwater purchase tender for the Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium closed on 10 February 2016. See
average prices of offers pursued from recent tenders.