Telemetry market sounding

Industry stakeholders including manufacturers, suppliers, installers and service providers were invited to provide information on telemetry devices and services available in the market.

We sought feedback about technical and quality specifications and how the department’s systems can work with the data that meters will produce. The feedback helped identify critical gaps, if any, between existing industry solutions and the minimum requirements to meet Queensland Government data reliability, quality and security needs in the future.

We also asked Water Entitlement Holders to tell us about the meters and telemetry they already use.

Based on the feedback, a standard to guide the use of telemetry in Queensland is being developed and will be published later in the year.

Subsidising telemetry

The Australian Government is providing funds to subsidise the cost of telemetry to support water entitlement holders to install compliant telemetry devices in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.

The purpose of the funds is to provide access to telemetry devices in high-risk water management areas within the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. This initiative will help to drive transparent and sustainable rural water management across Queensland.

The new telemetry standards will define requirements that devices must meet for use in Queensland.

Holders of non-urban surface water meter entitlements are encouraged to register their interest.

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Last updated: 10 Mar 2023