Robust compliance

We have strengthened our compliance framework to give Queenslanders confidence that our water resources are being managed fairly, consistently and responsibly.

We have reviewed how we approach compliance to:

We use a range of regulatory tools and methods to encourage compliance and address issues. To ensure we have a consistent and fair approach across the state, we:

  • have updated our compliance framework, strategy and annual compliance plan
  • have established 2 governance groups to oversee compliance
  • are continually reviewing and updating our compliance policies, procedures and guidelines.

We have also developed a performance excellence framework to enable us to assess and report on our performance as a non-urban water resource manager.

Read the Rural Water Futures progress and performance report (PDF, 1.5MB) to find out what the program has delivered in 2020-21.

Projects and timelines

Current projects

Develop and implement an assurance (performance excellence) framework that enables us to report on our performance as a non-urban water resource manager and regulator 2021–2023
Publish annual performance report  Commenced 2019

Completed projects

Establish a formalised framework and associated governance arrangements for Queensland’s water management Completed December 2018
Create the rural water management program office and team to deliver the commitments made in the Queensland Government response Completed December 2018
Review the existing non-urban water measurement compliance approach and documentation to ensure consistency across policies, procedures and guidelines Completed October 2021

Last updated: 06 Dec 2021