Water Management Partnership Agreement — The Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Queensland
Signed 11 January
Water Management Partnership Agreement
The Water Management Partnership Agreement is made between and binds the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Queensland.
On 3 July 2008 the Commonwealth and the Basin States (being the States of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory) signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on Murray-Darling Basin Reform (IGA). Alongside the Water Act 2007, the IGA progresses the objectives of the National Water Initiative (NWI) which are to increase the productivity and efficiency of Australia's water use, to service rural and urban communities and to ensure the health of river and groundwater systems. In doing so the IGA reaffirms the parties' commitment to the NWI.
Part Four of the IGA provides for the Basin States and the Commonwealth to enter into Water Management Partnership Agreements to give effect to the urgent need to undertake water reforms in the Murray-Darling Basin to deliver a sustainable cap on surface water and groundwater diversions across the Murray-Darling Basin to ensure the future of communities, industry and enhanced environmental outcomes.
The Water Management Partnership Agreements provide for the Basin States to undertake one or more Priority Projects that will substantially contribute to improved water use efficiency and enhance the sustainability of rural water use in the Murray-Darling Basin. The Agreements recognise the direct link between the need for the Basin States to undertake water reforms in the Murray-Darling Basin and the provision of Commonwealth funding for each Priority Project. This Commonwealth funding is provided from its Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure program, which is a component of the Commonwealth's Water for the Future initiative.
In entering into this Agreement, the Commonwealth and the State recognise that they have a shared responsibility and mutual interest in improving outcomes in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Project schedules form part of the Water Management Partnership Agreement and formalise the specific funding arrangements for each of the agreed State Priority Projects. Where funding was provided to states for a State Priority Project prior to the execution of the Water Management Partnership Agreement, funding agreements were developed.
For more information about the project see: Healthy HeadWaters Water Use Efficiency Project, Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of funding schedules/agreements for each of the State Priority Projects:
- Healthy Headwaters Start-Up Project
- Coal Seam Gas Water Feasibility Study
- Project Schedule dated 18 October 2010 (PDF - 1,476 KB) | (DOC - 172 KB)
- Variation 1 to Project Schedule dated 5 September 2011 (PDF - 1,881 KB) | (DOC - 200 KB )
- Variation 2 to Project Schedule dated 8 May 2012 (PDF - 2405 KB)| (DOCX - 64 KB)
- Variation 3 to Project Schedule dated 31 August 2012 (PDF - 2719 KB)| (DOCX - 72 KB)
- On-Farm Water Use Efficiency Project (known as 'Healthy Headwaters')
- Phase 1
- Project Schedule dated 31 August 2010 (PDF - 245 KB) | (DOC - 491 KB )
- Variation 1 to Project Schedule dated 7 March 2011 (PDF - 369 KB) | (DOC - 542 KB )
- Variation 2 to Project Schedule dated 10 March 2011 (PDF - 443 KB) | (DOC - 158 KB)
- Variation 3 to Project Schedule dated 5 September 2011 (PDF - 443 KB) | (DOC - 158 KB )
- Variation 4 to Project Schedule dated 17 November 2011 (PDF - 546 KB) | (DOC - 343 KB )
- Variation 5 to Project Schedule dated 18 May 2012 (PDF - 456 KB) | (DOC - 457 KB)
- Variation 6 to Project Schedule dated 4 April 2013 (PDF - 756 KB) | (DOC- 1,082 KB)
- Variation 7 to Project Schedule dated 23 September 2013 (PDF - 512.53 KB) | (DOC - 900 KB)
- Phase 2
- Project Schedule dated 2 August 2012 (PDF - 347 KB) | (DOC - 390 KB )
- Variation 1 to Project Schedule dated 27 March 2013 (PDF - 502 KB) | (DOC - 2,359 KB)
- Variation 2 to Project Schedule dated 14 May 2013 (PDF - 519 KB) | (DOC - 959 KB )
- Variation 3 to Project Schedule dated 23 September 2013 (PDF - 665.19 KB) | (DOC - 866.5 KB)
- Variation 4 to Project Schedule dated 13 January 2014 (PDF - 514.25 KB) | (DOCX - 363.85 KB)