A.7.2122008 Mobilising strong water governance arrangements

The CRCNA is seeking suitable qualified individuals or organisation/s to deliver a 12 month project as part of the broader Making Water Work in the Rockhampton region program of works.

This project is specifically seeking proposals for the following scoping sub-project:

  • Mobilising strong water governance arrangements

Key Dates

Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 2 September 2022

The job

Five key scoping jobs have been identified and resourced to help progress this broader Making Water Work Business Case within the Rockhampton Regional Council area within the context of the Lower Fitzroy basin. These include:

  1. Defining a supply chain and development precincts vision
  2. Visionary land use planning to facilitate development precincts
  3. Mobilising strong water governance arrangements
  4. Integrating nutrient, waste and energy streams in agricultural development through hyacinth harvest and processing
  5. Achieving reef water quality requirements in new agricultural development.

This EOI applies to the third of these Scoping Projects, but it is intended that all five Projects are released and delivered in an integrated way.

This EOI should be read in conjunction with the Making Water Work in the Rockhampton region Business Case (Appendix 1) , the CRCNA's EOI Guidelines and the EOI background document specific to this project.

In this job, the proponent is required to undertake the following activities:

Mobilising strong water governance arrangements


Scoping the key local governance challenges ahead for progressing water-based development

Scope and explore emerging governance challenges as future water development opportunities progress locally in the Rockhampton region. This should particularly include: (i) growing emerging local irrigator associations; (ii) strengthening the relationship between the bulk water provider and water users (including water product development and local area management approaches); (iii) the establishment of water trading arrangements to ensure water ‘flows to the highest and best use in agriculture; and (iv) the resolution of emerging water distribution challenges. This exploration should identify the core roles of each player in different parts of the governance system.


Explore and assess analogous models


Explore and assess analogous governance models that have worked to achieve effective water governance across each of these issues, and through local engagement, scope industry, community and service provider responses to the most appropriate models.


Governance arrangements


Establish a work plan and timetable to support the local negotiation of the most appropriate governance arrangements, core responsibility and sequencing of their establishment and ownership.

How to apply 

All submissions are to be made via the online EOI form by the due date.

Key contacts for information relating to this EOI

Strategic EOI advice

Administrative advice

Allan Dale (CRCNA Chief Scientist)

Carla Keith (CRCNA General Manager)

0418 736 422

0499 330 051