May 2018

Groundwater Net Workshop - Cecil Plains

Where: Cecil Plains

Bore owners invited to local workshops hosted by Department of Natural Resources Mines & Energy to discuss groundwater monitoring data

Where: Cecil Plains Hall - Geraghty Street, Cecil Plains
When: 9:30am – 2:00pm

Groundwater Net is a community-based groundwater monitoring group for landholders to help build a better understanding of the state’s groundwater resources in areas of current or proposed resource development. 

Members of Groundwater Net groups have access to resources and support to effectively measure groundwater levels or pressure in their own private bores and the  data is stored on the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy online groundwater database.

Regular monitoring can provide you with valuable information on aquifer trends, pump performance, early warning of bore maintenance issues and impacts from other users, including the resource industry.

Annual workshops provide a forum to share and discuss monitoring results. Monitoring data supplied by resource companies is cross referenced against government loggers and landholder data. 

Workshop topics include:

  • Local area Annual Status Reports for the Millmerran, Central Condamine Alluvium, Kumbarilla, Condamine and Chinchilla Groundwater Net groups.
  • Presentations by resource company hydrogeologists on water use and monitoring results.
  • The latest research being undertaken on groundwater recharge, aquifer interconnectivity and water use.

Please email csg.enquiries@dnrme.qld.gov.au or phone 4529 1500 if you have questions, need more information or would like to join a Groundwater Net group.

For more information about Groundwater Net visit the website.

QMDC, through the support of Origin, is offering grants to assist with the costs of installing groundwater monitoring equipment.

Toowoomba Office

127b Campbell Street (corner of Campbell and Bellevue)

PO Box 6243 Toowoomba West QLD 4350

P (07) 4637 6200 F (07) 4632 8062 E info@qmdc.org.au