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Shepherding environmental water


Annual water use options 2012-13 Border Rivers Valley

This document sets out the proposed approach for the use of held Commonwealth environmental water in the Border Rivers valley during 2012-13, based on the range of possible river conditions in the valley throughout the year. The potential watering options included in this document do not form an exhaustive list and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office welcomes further suggestions for water use. Click here

DNRM Links to water pricing information

The value of water allocations is determined by the market and the prices paid are publicly available click link here: Market Information

Average prices of offers prusued in recent tenders: click link here Recent Tenders


NSW Office of Water Realtime Rivers & Streams Data


QLD DNRM Realtime Streamflow Data


The NSW Office of Water & QLD DNRM manage extensive water monitoring systems that provide data such as flow levels, volume and quality.

These portals gives you access to the real time data and other information collected through this monitoring process.

***Please note***

NSW Office of Water discharge figures are in ML/day while some QLD DNRM discharge figures are in cumecs (cubic metres/second).

Conversion: 1 cumecs = 86.4 ML/day



Temporary Trading from the Macintyre Brook Water Supply Scheme guidelines

Water orders and contact details for water ordering within the Macintyre Brook see below

To place a water order with Sunwater for the Macintyre Brook water supply scheme you can utilise the following ordering systems:

SunWater Online


(IVR) telephone water ordering system, 1300 556 536

SunWater customers mmust notify the duty water officer as soon as possible of any rain event that substantially lessens their water requirement to help conserve water, this can be done through the following forms of contact:

Telephone: 13 15 89 or 07 3120 0137 during office hours 8.30 - 4.30

SunWater Online

Telephone the water ordering system 1300 556 563

Fax: 07 3120 0249 8.30 - 4.30

For communication contact arrangements for Coolmunda Dam please call:

Coolmunda Dam office: 07 4652 4140     Mobile: 0429 425 326

In the event of emergencies or to report a fault, please contact the duty officer by dialling the IVR number above and press 2 from the main menu

QLD & NSW Road Closure Reports


The Department of Transport and Main Roads works closely together with RACQ (with assistance from the Queensland Police Service) to provide quality and timely information to travellers on road conditions due to flooding and wet weather. This information is provided 24/7 year round.

You can access this information using one of the following options:

Visit the RACQ website RACQ Website; or

Road conditions or, Via a dedicated 1300 130 595 hotline

Another site is: Traffic and Travel Information

For further information regarding road closures and associated conditions please contact the 131940 Traffic Report hotline


The Live traffic reports are updated from the RTA's Transport Management Centre (TMC). The TMC manages incidents, such as accidents, and other disruptions to the road network, such as special events.  

You can access this website Here, Regional area Click Here

Another popular website is the Explore Oz website Click here


Also here is a general website for both all states Weather Zone Click here

NSW Sustaining the Basin: Border Rivers-Gwydir (STBBRG)

Overview of the Project - Link

Is an irrigation modernisation program of Industry and Investment NSW (I&I NSW) with funding by the Australian Government's 'Water for the Future'  initiative.

STBBRG provides an opportunity for NSW Border Rivers and Gwydir Valley irrigators to upgrade irrigation infrastructure, improve productivity, adapt to reduced water availability and ensure the long term sustainability of local communities

I & I NSW (formally NSW Department of Primary Industries) will be the lead agency with administrative and operational support provided by Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority

Expressions of interest for irrigators to be involved in the program close on the 11th January 2010.

Water Purchasing by Catchment in the Murray Darling


Border Rivers

Murray Darling Basin - Water Storages

New Website to Track Murray-Darling Basin Water Storages.

Also found on this site (above) is other useful information like:


Whole of Basin Overview. pdf

Murray-Darling Basin Water Availability 28 February 2009 pdf


Murray-Darling Basin Association Drought Update April 2009. pdf

South Australian Report into -

Water Resource - Management In The Murray Darling Basin Volume 1 'The Fellowship of the River'


Industry Organisations:

Cotton Catchment Communities CRC


Local Government:

Goondiwindi Regional Council

Moree Plains Shire Council

Tenterfield Shire Council


Our Local Members of Parliament



Hon. Adam Marshall MP- Member for Northern Tablelands

Hon. Kevin Humphries MP - Member for Barwon



Hon. Lawrence Springborg - Member for Southern Downs



Hon. David Littleproud MP - Member for Maranoa

Hon. Mark Coulton MP - Member for Parkes

Hon Barnaby Joyce MP - Member for New England



Moree Radar Loop 256km

Macintyre & Weir River Heights & Rainfall Observations - Clickable Map

Australian Weather News


Seven day weather forecast - Aus/NZ


State Irrigator Bodies:

NSW Irrigators Council

Cotton Australia

Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF)




State Departments:


QLD Department of Natural Resources & Mines (DNRM)

Border Rivers Resource Operations Plan (ROP)

NSW - Water Sharing Plan Border Rivers





Border Rivers Daily River Reports

Water Storage Levels: Coolmunda Dam

Macintyre Brook at Booba Sands


Water NSW:


StateWater - NSW home page

Dams and Weirs

Individual Storage Reports

Water delivery

Border Rivers - Daily River Reports

Dam levels and River heights

Water Delivery Announcements

Contact StateWater


Commonwealth Government:

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull - Prime Minister

The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources

Shadow Minister for Environment & Water - The Hon Tony Burke MP

Shadow Minister for Ag, Fisheries & Forestry - The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP


Commonwealth Departments/Authorities:

Department of Agriculture & Water Resources

Department of the Environment

Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)

Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH)

Murray Darling Basin Commission (Archive site) MDBC






























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