Our Region

Our region in Southern Queensland takes in the headwaters of Australia's iconic Murray-Darling Basin (25% of the whole). We work closely with communities and our projects extend across the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.

A snap shot:

  • The Queensland Murray-Darling Basin covers 260,791sqkm or 15% of the state
  • It's home to more than 255,000 people
  • It contains some the nation’s most endangered flora and fauna 
  • It extends over six local government areas -  Balonne Shire Council, Goondiwindi Shire Council, Maranoa Regional Council, Southern Downs Regional Council, Toowoomba Regional Council and Western Downs Regional Council
  • It's renowned for its rich farming soils and grazing country
  • Industries include livestock, intensive animal industries, cropping, horticulture, forestry, tourism and mining

Map of QMDB