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
The value of water allocations is determined by the market and the prices paid are publicly available click link here: Market Information
These portals gives you access to the real time data and other information collected through this monitoring process.
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:
(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
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
Murray Darling Basin - Water Storages