Cedar Pocket Scheme
The Cedar Pocket Water Supply Scheme was established to support irrigation for the local dairy industry following the construction of Cedar Pocket Dam in 1985.
All of the water from the Cedar Pocket scheme is used for irrigation. The scheme is located east of Gympie, along a 10 kilometre section of Deep Creek from which irrigators draw water directly. Water releases from Cedar Pocket Dam into the creek are undertaken manually by Seqwater.
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.
Water supply contract
The Water Act (2000) requires that the holder of a water allocation in this scheme must have a supply contract with Seqwater.
For any irrigators who were not party to a water supply contract when the scheme came under the Mary Basin Resource Operations Plan, the Water Act (2000) provides for a standard water supply contract to apply. In other words, a standard supply contract is statutorily deemed to be in place between each customer and Seqwater when a supply contract is not already in place.
You can download a copy of the deemed standard supply contract.
When a water allocation is sold, the purchaser of the water allocation is required to enter into a water supply contract with Seqwater before the transfer of the water allocation is able to be completed. For further information please contact us at [email protected] or call 1800 077 005.
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 for the Cedar Pocket Water Supply Scheme may be accessed here.
From 2016-17, Seqwater will publish annual performance reports detailing our performance against each target.
Water year: 2018-19
Medium priority announced allocations: 100%
While Seqwater encourages water trading, we do not have a role in advising on or facilitating the permanent trading of water allocations. However, to assist customers who are seeking to permanently trade water, we have created a link to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines guide to water trading and markets. The guide can be accessed by clicking here.
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 [email protected] or by post to PO Box 328, Ipswich QLD 4305.
Individual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances such as:
- whether your application has been lodged correctly and includes all the necessary supporting documents
- the time it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
- whether there are any outstanding invoices.
Our standard processing time:
Seasonal Water Assignment: 10 business days
Water Supply Contract: 20 business days