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 are also developing an assurance framework that will enable us to assess and report on our performance as a non-urban water resource manager. Our first Rural Water Management Program performance review report (PDF, 1.2MB) was published in September 2019.

Projects and timelines

Key projectsTimelines
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 2019 to 2021
Publish annual performance reportCommenced September 2019
Develop and implement an assurance (performance excellence) framework that enables us to report on our performance as a non-urban water resource manager and regulatorEarly 2021

Last updated: 10 Jun 2021