The Far North Queensland Regional Water Supply Strategy (PDF, 4.3MB) was released in March 2010. This followed an extensive consultation process.
The strategy complements existing water resource and operation plans for the Barron and Mitchell basins.
The strategy area (PDF, 508.5KB) of approximately 10,000 km2 includes the major urban centers of Cairns, Mareeba, Atherton and Port Douglas. This incorporates the following eight catchments:
For further information about the strategy and its supporting documents, please contact:
Department of Energy and Water Supply
PO Box 15456
City East Qld 4002
Ph: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)