Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook groundwater
The Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook communities have raised concerns about local water security. We are working with those communities to better understand their current and future water needs as well as to better understand how their groundwater aquifers function.
This information will feed into the long-term plans for the resources as part of the Minister’s report on the Logan and Gold Coast water plans, which are scheduled to be finalised in mid-2021.
The Minister of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy published a moratorium notice (PDF, 136KB) on Thursday 5 March 2020, commencing Friday 6 March 2020.
This means that no new groundwater bores can be constructed on Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook for at least a year – except for farming and household use – while further research and more community engagement about water needs are prioritised.
The moratorium provides exemptions for households, farming and town supply. Read the moratorium notice (PDF, 136KB) for details, including for exemptions.
Check whether your property is covered by the moratorium notice on the Queensland Globe, or view a PDF map:
Water use information
We will be working with commercial water users to improve our understanding of water use in Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook. This will include asking for data on commercial bore use in order to better understand what water users need and use.
Drop-in sessions are being organised for both communities in the coming weeks to ensure water users are able to accurately and easily report their water use data.
More details on these sessions and the reporting process will be available soon.
If you have issues downloading any of these documents, or would like a copy to be sent by mail, please contact us via the email or phone details below.
- contact your local business centre on 07 3330 4361
- email us at SouthRegionGW@dnrme.qld.gov.au
Last updated 6 March 2020