The Queensland Government is committed to reducing red tape by 20 per cent.
The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is supporting this policy by implementing a revised process for the installation and maintenance of water meters for water extracted from rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers in non-urban areas of Queensland.
From October 2012, the Queensland Government is ceasing its direct involvement in the purchase, installation and maintenance of water meters and is reducing the quantity of paperwork that clients are required to deal with compared with the previous process.
The Queensland non-urban water metering policy for unsupplemented extractions (PDF, 239K)* provides a new framework for uniform, statewide metering of water extracted from our rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers.
The new policy assigns responsibility to the water entitlement holder to purchase a meter, arrange for its installation and certification, and arrange for maintenance of the meter. These changes will provide benefits and savings to metered entitlement holders across the state. Further information is available in the fact sheet on Queensland non-urban water metering for unsupplemented water extractions (PDF, 59K)*.
The Queensland interim water meter standard for non-urban metering (PDF, 111K)* will apply to non-urban water meters installed from 1 January 2013, until revised or replaced by national water meter standards as part of the national framework for non-urban water metering.
The interim standard is designed to reflect the scope and intention of the national metering policy, and enable the purchase and installation of compliant new meters until the national standards become fully operational.
Further information about water metering in your local area is available by contacting your local DNRM office or call 13 QGOV.
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Last updated 15 October 2012