Located east of Gatton, the scheme is supplied by Clarendon and Bill Gunn dams. Both are offstream storages filled by diverting water from nearby creeks during significant flow events.

The Central Lockyer Valley scheme supplies water for the Morton Vale Pipeline, recharges the groundwater areas adjacent to Lockyer Creek, and supplies downstream area-based surface-water entitlements.

The scheme is also located in the Clarendon Sub-artesian Area which is a benefitted groundwater area, with irrigators being licensed, metered and charged for their groundwater use.

Supply Outlook – Central Lockyer Valley Water Supply Scheme

Critically low levels in Bill Gunn and Clarendon Dam mean Seqwater is unable to supply water to customers in the scheme along Laidley Creek below Showgrounds Weir.

The water level in Clarendon Dam is already below the level required to provide water to customers along Lockyer Creek via the Diversion Channel.

Customers accessing water from the Morton Vale Pipeline are not affected. There is approximately 12 months of water supply along this part of the scheme (depending upon future weather conditions).

No rainfall events that may cause significant inflows into Bill Gun Dam or Clarendon Dam are forecast. If dry conditions persist, it is likely we will be unable to provide supply to the scheme for the 2016-17 water year.

We will provide an update on the supply outlook in May.

If you have any questions, please contact the Irrigation team on 1800 077 005 or email irrigators@seqwater.com.au 

Network service plan

A recommendation from the 2013-17 irrigation pricing review was for Seqwater to produce and publish an annual Network Service Plan (NSP) for the information of irrigation customers. The annual NSP contains scheme information such as historical water usage information and covers both operating and renewals expenditure and future material renewal forecast expenditure. The current year annual NSP and prior year annual NSP can be accessed via the links below.

Announced allocations

Water year:  2016-17

Medium priority announced allocations (Morton Vale Water Supply System):  73%

Risk-A priority surface water (Crowley Vale Water Board): 0%

Water trading

Customers wishing to enter into seasonal assignments or temporary trades of water need to complete a Temporary Transfer Application Form.  Completed forms may be returned by email to irrigators@seqwater.com.au or by post to PO Box 16146, City East QLD 4002.

Water year

1 July to 30 June

Scheme map

Download the scheme map [3MB]

Customer consultation

Seqwater holds customer consultation forums at least annually to consult on the network service plan and customer service standards as well as other Scheme issues that may arise from time to time.  Attendance at customer consultation forums is open to all irrigation customers of the Scheme and other stakeholders.

The date, time and location of the next consultation forum will be advised.

Service targets

Service targets for Central Lockyer Valley Water Supply Scheme may be accessed here.

Further information

For further information or if you have any questions please contact us at irrigators@seqwater.com.au

 

Central Lockyer Valley Scheme - adjacent to Lockyer Creek