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Have your say on strengthening the water measurement framework

Monday 16 September 2019

The Queensland Government has now commenced consultation on the Queensland non-urban water measurement policy. 

The non-urban water measurement policy is vital to understanding the way Queensland's water resources are managed, measured and reported. The consultation was launched in response to the findings of an independent expert panel appointed by the Queensland Government in 2017 to audit non-urban water measurement and compliance. The independent audit found that:

  • a significant number of meters do not meet national standards
  • existing meter validation and maintenance processes are flawed
  • meter reading is done infrequently, resulting in a lack of available information
  • metering is implemented inconsistently across the state. 

The consultation paper provides details of the policy proposals and poses a number of consultation questions to encourage feedback. The  consultation paper describes the proposals for:

  • when a meter would be required and any thresholds that should apply to metering
  • purchase and ownership of meters and metering equipment
  • metering standards, including requirements for pattern approved meters, meter validation and maintenance, accuracy testing and data recording, storage and transmission
  • transitional arrangements for existing meters
  • policy implementation approach and timeframes

To have your input into this consultation: 

If submissions are made via email, please copy in LGAQ's Lead for Natural Assets and Natural Resource Management Kristy Gooding at

Consultation closes 5pm, Friday 29 November 2019.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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