Lower Lockyer Valley

  • Lower Lockyer Valley
  • Project Overview

The Lower Lockyer Valley water supply scheme has 171 bulk customers. Of these, there are 164 irrigators holding 11,118ML of medium priority interim water allocation. Major uses of irrigation include dairy, vegetable and forage crops.

The scheme was established in 1970 following construction of Atkinson Dam, an off-stream storage, predominantly supplied by diverted water from Buaraba Creek.

Water from Atkinson Dam is used to maintain water levels in irrigation supply weirs as well as releasing water to the Brightview Channel system and Buaraba Creek.

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Under the Ministerial Direction, the QCA must recommend the appropriate regulatory arrangements, including price review triggers and other mechanisms, to manage the risks associated with identified allowable costs. 

In the 2006-11 irrigation price review, the Lower Lockyer Valley water supply scheme Tier 2 group opted to retain the price cap arrangement in preference to a revenue cap.

In the 2011-13 interim price period, the price cap arrangement was continued. The Tier 2 group did not opt to take up a drought tariff option. 

 
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