Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Purchase Tender

​The Round 6 tender to purchase groundwater closed at 3.00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Tuesday 31 July 2018

Outcomes of the tender are available on the Groundwater tender evaluation and recovery progress page.

The department has closed the Round 6 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.

Tender objectives

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 submitted during each Tranche have been evaluated and applicants have been informed of the outcome of their application. A summary of the volume of water recovered is now available on the department website.

Applications pursued by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are subject to a due diligence review before a contract of sale is issued.

Future updates

The department may publish on this website the following information within 42 days of entering into each contract:

  • Contract exchanged date
  • Successful Tenderers names
  • Contract value (AUD)
  • Contract volume (ML), and
  • Locality (Closest town, Groundwater Management Area and Sub-Area).

More information

For more information, please contact the Department on:

Email: Water Purchasing
Phone: 02 6272 2004

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