Groundwater Net Project
Since 2013, landholders across the Surat Basin coal seam gas net area have been encouraged by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy to consider investing in bore monitoring equipment as part of their routine property planning and management.
Consistent bore monitoring allows landholders to keep up to date with any changes to their bore’s standing water level (SWL), such that they can report anomalies with enhanced clarity and certainty.
Southern Queensland (SQ) Landscapes is pleased to reinstate a grant program for landholders in our region to assist with the costs of installing groundwater monitoring equipment on their bores.
Grants cover 75% of costs associated with installing bore monitoring equipment and are available to landowners with bores that fall within the coal seam gas footprint illustrated in the map below. The other key requirement to be eligible for funding is that bore owners commit to undertaking quarterly monitoring of their bore and submit the resulting data to the State’s Groundwater Online Database for three years.