Great Artesian Basin
The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) supports populations and industries throughout Queensland, and management of this vital natural resource is crucial to Queensland's prosperity.
GAB water resource planning
Water resource planning in the Basin is dealt with in the Water Resource (Great Artesian Basin) Plan 2006 and the GAB Resource Operations Plan, which provide for allocation and management of water in the area.
Two programs, the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative and the Blueprint for the Bush plan, provide financial assistance to landholders to rehabilitate bores and replace bore drains with piped systems.
Last reviewed 14 June 2012
Last updated 16 September 2009