Mary Basin water plan

The Water Plan (Mary Basin) 2006 is due to expire on 30 September 2021. We need to develop a replacement plan to address current and emerging issues within the water plan area in order for us to continue the sustainable management of water in the basin.

Preliminary public consultation notice

On 27 May 2021, the Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water published a preliminary public consultation notice (PDF, 115KB) which begins the process of replacing the current plan. We are now accepting written submissions on this notice and all submissions will be considered in the development of the draft replacement plan. Submissions close on 30 July 2021.

If you would like to make a submission, as well as the preliminary public consultation notice, you should also read the Minister's Performance Assessment Report for the Water Plan (Mary Basin) 2006. This report was released in 2019 and provides an overview of the implementation of the water plan and summarises the findings of the assessments undertaken up to 2019.

You can send your written submission by:

  • email –
  • post – Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water,  Chief Executive, Water Services South Region, Attention: Senior Project Officer, LMB 383, GYMPIE  QLD 4570

Postponement of water plan expiry date

As the process to replace the water plan has now started, a notice has been gazetted to postpone the expiry date of the Water Plan (Mary Basin) 2006 to 28 May 2024.

Postponing the expiry date will allow the department to complete technical assessments and undertake consultation to replace the water plan.

Further information

If you have issues downloading any of these documents, or would like a copy to be sent by mail, please contact us via:

Visit our website to find out more about water management in the Mary Basin area.

Last updated: 28 May 2021