Wetland values

Water - on the surface and underground - is the backbone of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin and we are constantly working toward improving its quality.

QMDC is developing Healthy Waters Management Plans for the:

  • Maranoa-Balonne (and Lower Condamine)
  • Border Rivers, and
  • Moonie catchments.

These plans will clearly identify the values communities want protected into the future. The Draft Environmental Values and Community Consultation Report is available, read the summary here or the full report here (pdf report). 

What is a conservation value of your local wetland? 

There is a tool called an Aquatic Conservation Assessment (ACA) to help land managers, researchers and community groups identify environmental values of wetlands in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin and prioritise works to protect high value areas. The environmental values are qualified in an ACA for the Basin. Read about it here (3mb PDF). 

Additional maps: 

For more information, contact QMDC's Paul Webb on paulw@qmdc.org.au or call 4637 6200. 

Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid…free workshop.

28 June 2017

This is a Community Initiative: Sponsored by South West Hospitals and Health Service. Who can attend a course? Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend. This…  + read more

NAIDOC Week

02 July 2017

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and…  + read more

QMDC Member Meeting for the Maranoa region

06 July 2017

Our regular member meetings are a chance for you to hear about projects and activities in the Maranoa-Balonne and Border Rivers - from QMDC and our member organisations. All welcome. Where: Surat Bowls Club  When:  9:30am…  + read more