South East Queensland basins
Environmental values (EVs) and water quality objectives (WQOs) for surface waters of the South East Queensland basins waters were updated in 2022. They are included in Schedule 1 of the Environmental Protection (Water and Wetland Biodiversity) Policy 2019—the EPP (Water and Wetland Biodiversity).
Waters extend from the Noosa Basin in the north to the South Coast Basin in the south and include adjacent coastal and marine waters. (Refer Overview map of South East Queensland basins ).
EPP (Water and Wetland Biodiversity) Schedule 1 amendments for the South East Queensland basins were approved in 2022.
|Waters||Basin no.|| Schedule 1—Document|
Environmental Values and Water Quality Objectives
|Albert River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 145||Albert River – June 2022||WQ1455 Albert River|
|Bremer River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 143||Bremer River – June 2022||WQ1436 Bremer River|
|Brisbane Creeks - Bramble Bay including Bald Hills, Cabbage Tree, Downfall, Kedron Brook, Nudgee and Nundah Creeks||Part of 142||Brisbane Creeks - Bramble Bay – June 2022||WQ1423 Brisbane Creeks|
|Brisbane River including all tributaries of the river other than Oxley Creek, Bremer River, Lockyer Creek, Stanley River||Part of 143||Brisbane River Estuary – June 2022 |
Mid Brisbane River – June 2022
Upper Brisbane River – June 2022
|WQ1431 Brisbane River Estuary |
WQ1433 Mid Brisbane River
WQ1438 Upper Brisbane River
|Broadwater including Biggera and Loders Creeks, the Broadwater and all creeks of the Broadwater catchment and Runaway Bay||Part of 146||Broadwater – June 2022||WQ1463 Broadwater|
|Caboolture River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 142||Caboolture River – June 2022||WQ1422 Caboolture River|
|Coomera River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 146||Coomera River – June 2022||WQ1462 Coomera River|
|Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks and Pacific Beaches including all tributaries of the creeks||Part of 146||Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks – June 2022||WQ1464 Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks|
|Lockyer Creek including all tributaries of the creek||Part of 143||Lockyer Creek – June 2022||WQ1437 Lockyer Creek|
|Logan River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 145||Logan River – June 2022||WQ1454 Logan River|
|Maroochy River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 141||Maroochy River – June 2022||WQ1411 Maroochy River|
|Mooloolah River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 141||Mooloolah River – June 2022||WQ1412 Mooloolah River|
|Moreton Bay including Moreton Bay, North Stradbroke, South Stradbroke, Moreton and Moreton Bay Islands||Part of 144 and adjacent basins 141, 142, 143, 145 and 146||Moreton Bay, North Stradbroke, South Stradbroke, Moreton and Moreton Bay Islands – June 2022||WQ1441 Moreton Bay|
|Nerang River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 146||Nerang River – June 2022||WQ1461 Nerang River|
|Noosa River including Kin Kin Creek, Teewah coastal creeks, Lakes Cooroibah, Cootharaba, Doonella and Weyba||Part of 140||Noosa River – June 2022||WQ1401 Noosa River|
|Oxley Creek including all tributaries of the creek||Part of 143||Oxley Creek – June 2022||WQ1434 Oxley Creek|
|Pimpama River including Behm and McCoys creeks and southern Moreton Bay coastal creeks||Part of 146||Pimpama River – June 2022||WQ1465 Pimpama River|
|Pine Rivers and Redcliffe Creeks including Hays Inlet and all tributaries of the North Pine and South Pine rivers||Part of 142||Pine Rivers and Redcliffe Creeks – June 2022||WQ1421 Pine Rivers and Redcliffe Creeks|
|Pumicestone Passage including waters of Bribie Island and Bells, Coochin, Dux, Elimbah, Mellum, Ningi and Tibrogargan Creeks||Part of 141||Pumicestone Passage – June 2022||WQ1413 Pumicestone Passage|
|Redland Creeks including Coolnwynpin, Eprapah, Hilliards, Lota, Moogurrapum, Tarradarrapin, Tingalpa and Wynnum Creeks||Part of 145||Redland creeks – June 2022||WQ1453 Redland Creeks|
|Sandy, Six Mile, Wolston, Woogaroo and Goodna Creeks including all tributaries of the creeks||Part of 143||Sandy, Six Mile, Wolston, Woogaroo and Goodna Creeks – June 2022||WQ1435 Sandy, Six Mile, Wolston, Woogaroo and Goodna Creeks|
|Stanley River including all tributaries of the river||Part of 143||Stanley River – June 2022||WQ1439 Stanley River|
Please note that the following link provides information only. Please refer to the Schedule 1 documents in the tables above for the legislated environmental values, water quality objectives and mapping.
Sustainable Loads Modelling for SEQ Catchments
The Sustainable Loads Modelling for SEQ Catchments report supports information for the development of nutrients and sediments targets for south east Queensland (SEQ) catchments. The work parallels the development of basin targets under the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan for each of the 35 Great Barrier Reef basins.
Of note, Sunshine Coast Regional Council provides an example of how the modelling can be calibrated and used for local scenario investigations. Please contact Sunshine Coast Regional Council for further information.
The spatial data shown in the plans can be viewed on Qld Globe and downloaded from Queensland Spatial Catalogue. Please refer to the policy page for details.
For further information please contact the Healthy Waters and Wetlands Team:
- by email at email@example.com
- by mail to the Healthy Waters and Wetland Team at GPO Box 2454, Brisbane Qld 4001