QGC is funding a A$97 million bore monitoring program between 2011 and 2017 and will install more than 60 groundwater monitoring bores.

The groundwater levels and pressures collected from QGC's monitoring installations can be viewed in the QGC water map.

QGC water map

For more information on the terms used in the Water Map, please view the Water map glossary.

These data are included in the range of interpretive reports and studies which demonstrate QGC's understanding and responsible management of the water resources of the Basin.

QGC's monitoring network will measure and record groundwater pressure and quality and help us to understand and manage any impact associated with our activities.

A proportion of the network is mandated by the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA). OGIA's Underground Water Impact Report outlines several existing and new water monitoring sites that must be established by QGC.

These sites will be part of a regional monitoring network implemented by CSG operators in the Surat and Bowen Basins, contributing to an improved understanding of how water moves through and between underground aquifers.

The final report can be accessed here

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Water management reports

Water monitoring and management plans, water management annual reports and the Surat North Development Water Resource Monitoring and Management Plan

Regulation of water

Information about the federal water-related approval conditions Shell QGC has to comply with.

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