Warrill Valley Scheme

The Warrill Valley scheme provides water for irrigation customers, as well as for urban and industrial users.

The Warrill Valley Water Supply Scheme was established following the construction of Moogerah Dam in 1961 and is located along Reynolds Creek and Warrill Creek, downstream to the Bremer River.

Warrill Valley Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual

The operating and water sharing rules in the Warrill Valley Water Supply Scheme Operations Manual were updated October 2020. 

The changes made were:

  • Inclusion of a critical cut off level in Moogerah Dam for releases to medium priority water allocations (all zones) and high priority allocations in Zone F; 
    • This means that when the level in Moogerah Dam falls below 139.04 m AHD (approximately 6,000ML or 7% capacity), releases for supply of all medium priority & high priority associated with Swanbank Power Station will cease.
  • Modification to the methodology for determining the volume of water set aside to supply ‘High Priority C’ allocations beyond the current water year (the reserve volume); and
  • An alternative water sharing rule that allows water to be made available for town water supply when the announced allocation for ‘High Priority C’ allocation holders is determined to be zero. This only applies to water above the Minimum Operating Level of Moogerah Dam.

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:  2020-21

High priority announced allocations:  100%

Medium priority announced allocations:  96%

Announced allocation effective 1 April 2021 and will be applicable until revised and communicated by Seqwater.

Customers are encouraged to obtain information about their available water balances (ML) by calling their Irrigation Team on 1800 077 005 or email [email protected]

History of announced allocations

In development - to be supplied.

Operational Report

Water trading

If you have entered into a contract of sale to purchase a water allocation (with or without land) and the water allocations are managed under a Resource Operations Licence held by Seqwater, then you will need to make application with Seqwater.  

Although Seqwater’s approval is not required for a permanent water allocation trade, the purchaser needs to enter into a water supply contract with Seqwater before Seqwater can provide the purchaser with a Notice of Existence of a Supply Contract form.  

The Queensland Titles office will not register the change of a water allocation without this form. Click here for our guide to the process for a permanent transfer of a water allocation. You will also need to complete the Permanent Transfer of Water Allocation Form.

Customers wishing to enter into seasonal assignments or temporary trades of water need to complete a Temporary Transfer Application Form. The local conditions are to be read in conjunction with the Seasonal Water Assignment (Temporary Transfer) 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

The water year starts 1 July and ends 30 June.

Scheme map

Download the scheme map

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 Warrill 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]