The GAB is not the “Magic Pudding”!!

Many primary producers rely on water from the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) for their livestock and domestic water supplies. Many residents of Western Queensland towns also rely on water from the GAB for their house and garden supplies. However, the future of this iconic Basin which is one of the world’s largest underground water resources is under threat.

In spite […]

AGM & Landholder Update

Members, non-members and local landholders are invited to join us at our Annual General Meeting and Landholder Update on Friday 28 October, 2-5pm at the Conference Room at the Club Hotel Chinchilla. Download the flyer here>

Want to join the BSA Committee? Download the nomination form here>

Members, you can download a proxy voting form here>



Groundwater in the news

Read George Houen’s Letter to the Editor regarding the Governments mine dewatering amendments here>

Have your say…

The Queensland Government has appointed an independent reviewer to undertake a review of the Qld GasFields Commission.  The GasFields Commission is an independent statutory body established to manage and improve sustainable coexistence between rural landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry. The commission was formally established in July 2013, at a time of rapid development of the coal […]

UWIR finally released

The much anticipated consultation draft of the 2016 Surat Underground Water Impact Report (UWIR) was finally released on March 22 by the Office of Groundwater Assessment (OGIA).  Download the report here>

If you are the owner of a bore in the Surat CMA, you can obtain specific information about the predicted impacts at the location of your bore>


Public Information Sessions […]

Dalby Public Hearing Unconventional Gas Mining

Landholders and community members have an opportunity to put their views to the Senate Select Committee on Unconventional Gas Mining at their public hearing in Dalby on Wednesday 17 February.

Vale George Bender – A farmer’s sacrifice for land and water

A MESSAGE FROM BSA CHAIRMAN MR LEE MCNICHOLL: Vale George Bender – A farmer’s sacrifice for land and water

UQ Research Project seeking landholder participation

The University of Queensland (UQ) is conducting a research project to better estimate the amount of water extracted by groundwater bores in and around the Surat Cumulative Management Area (CMA).

BSA Meet and Greet

Members, non-members, landholders, interested community members are all welcome to come along and tell us what issues you’d like BSA to be focussing on and how we can support landholders in the most effective way.

BSA Member update and new committee

Thank you to those who attended our AGM recently. The evening proved to be an excellent opportunity for sharing and dialogue between researchers, politicians and landholders.