Lower Lockyer Valley Scheme

The Lower Lockyer scheme provides water for irrigation and was established following construction of Atkinson Dam in 1970.

The Lower Lockyer Water Supply Scheme is located west of Lowood and was designed only to supply water for irrigation.

Supply Outlook -  Lower Lockyer Valley Water Supply Scheme 

Water levels in Atkinson Dam are below the minimum supply level. No water supply from the dam is possible until rainfall brings inflows into the dam sufficient to allow Seqwater to increase the announced allocation above zero percent.

Please note that the fixed Part A portion of water charges remains payable during periods of no supply. If you are experiencing financial hardship with this payment, please contact us on 1800 077 005.



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 irrigators who were not party to a water supply contract when the scheme came under the Moreton 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.

A copy of the deemed standard supply contract may be accessed here.

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.

Announced allocations

Water year:  2019-20

Medium priority announced allocations:  0%

Water trading

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.

Service standard

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 

Water year

1 July to 30 June

Please note that the water year, which was previously 1 April to 31 March, was changed when the ROP amendment was approved in June 2014.

Scheme map

Download a map of the scheme.

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 the Lower Lockyer Valley Water Supply Scheme may be accessed here.

From 2016-17, Seqwater will publish annual performance reports detailing our performance against each target.

Further information

For further information or if you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]