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Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment

OGIA is an independent entity established under the Water Act 2000. We are housed within the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, which provides corporate and administrative support.

OGIA’s core function is to undertake evidence-based independent scientific assessment of cumulative groundwater impacts, setting management arrangements and assigning responsibilities to tenure holders for implementation of strategies within cumulative management areas (CMAs).

In addition to this, OGIA also has two other functions:

  • provide advice to state government agencies on matters relating to groundwater impacts from resource development   
  • maintain a database of information relating to groundwater impacts from resource development.