Cape York eastern basins
In 2020, environmental values (EVs) and water quality objectives (WQOs) for the surface waters of the Eastern Cape York basins, were finalised and included in schedule 1 of the Environmental Protection (Water and Wetland Biodiversity) Policy—the EPP (Water and Wetland Biodiversity).
Waters extend from the Jacky Jacky Basin in the north to the Endeavour and Normanby basins in the south, and include adjacent coastal and marine waters. (Refer Overview map of the Eastern Cape York basins .
EPP (Water and Wetland Biodiversity) Schedule 1 amendments for the Eastern Cape York basins were approved in 2020.
EPP Water – scheduled Environmental Values and Water Quality Objectives
Jacky Jacky Creek, Olive-Pascoe, Lockhart and Stewart River basins, including all surface waters and adjacent coastal waters
Basins 101, 102, 103, 104
Jeannie and Endeavour River basins, including all surface waters and adjacent coastal waters
Basins 106, 107
Normanby River basin, including all surface waters and adjacent coastal waters
- Water quality guidelines for the Great Barrier Reef
- Australian and New Zealand guidelines for fresh and marine water quality (ANZG)
Water Quality Improvement Plans / Healthy Waters Management Plans
The Eastern Cape York water quality improvement plan (WQIP) was prepared by Cape York Regional NRM in consultation with stakeholders. The WQIP and supporting materials were an information source for the scheduled materials.
Spatial datasets for scheduled areas are available from the Queensland Spatial Catalogue, QSpatial. Search for ‘EPP’.
For further information please contact the Healthy Waters Policy and Strategy Team:
- by email at email@example.com
- by mail to the Healthy Waters Policy and Strategy Team at GPO Box 2454, Brisbane Qld 4001