Telemetry subsidy program
The Australian Government-funded Telemetry subsidy program is a $3.7 million investment to support works to improve the provision of meter reads to the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water. The program will be delivered by April 2024.
The purpose of the grant 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 purpose of the subsidy is to:
- improve the standard and coverage of water meter data received from the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin
- increase the installation of telemetry devices.
The intended outcomes of the subsidy are:
- timely information – to assist water users with their business decisions
- efficiency – telemetry reduces the need for water users to physically go to the meter site
- data integrity and auditability – giving greater confidence to the community that water is being taken according to legal frameworks and licence conditions
- efficient river and water management – the department can manage regulated rivers more efficiently with up-to-date information and government can better monitor water usage.
Expressions of interest are currently being received from unsupplemented surface water entitlements in the following water management areas:
- Lower Balonne
- Border rivers
- Upper Condamine
- Gowrie and Oakey Creek
This project is delivered under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan by the Queensland Department of Regional Development Manufacturing and Water, through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
Last updated: 10 Feb 2021