Stakeholders invited to submit feedback to 2020 price monitoring submission

Updated 23 August 2019

The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) is expected to periodically submit its bulk water prices to the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) for review. GAWB’s bulk water prices were last reviewed by the QCA in 2015 for the 2015-20 period. Our next price investigation relates to prices from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2025.  

The Queensland Government has directed the QCA to undertake a price monitoring investigation for the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2025.

In undertaking the investigation, the QCA is to consider a range of matters including:

  • prices that provide GAWB with enough revenue to recover prudent and efficient costs;
  • the accumulation of under-recovered revenues and its impact on customers.

GAWB is required to submit its pricing submission to the QCA on 30 September 2019.

The QCA is required to provide a draft report by 28 February 2020 and a final report by 29 May 2020.

You can register via the QCA’s website to receive ongoing information about the investigation.

Simply follow the link below and choose the option ‘water’:

$1k Barramundi promotion adAs part of our ongoing commitment to the recreational fishery at Lake Awoonga, GAWB has introduced six unique 'pink tagged' Barramundi to the Lake, which are worth $1,000 each if caught!

Dates of competition:  Monday 8th May 2018 to Thursday 2nd May 2019.

To be a valid winner, entry must be made via the Track My Fish Lake Awoonga Mobile App.  Find out more about the App here.

Download the Terms and Conditions.

Fishing & Boating

Enthusiastic anglers come to Lake Awoonga to catch the famed barramundi of which over two million have been released into the lake. The largest caught weighing in at a hefty 33.3 kgs. In addition, Lake Awoonga is one of the few dams in Queensland to have been stocked with mangrove jack.

Catch Limits

There is no closed season for barramundi at Lake Awoonga however seasonal size and possession limits apply. DAFF fishing regulations govern capture of all other species. A permit is not required to fish at Lake Awoonga.


A public boat ramp is located at the Lake Awoonga recreation area. Boat users of the lake should be aware that submerged hazards exist because of fluctuating water levels. The waters of Lake Awoonga are controlled by Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol and Queensland Water Police under the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 enforced to prevent potentially dangerous activities. The onus for safety is on the owner and master of the vessel.

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Blue Green Algae Level

Latest Blue-Green Algae Levels at the main recreation area at Lake Awoonga (Riverston Bay) and the Boynedale Bushcamp Recreation Area.

Total Fire Ban In Place Total Fire Ban In Place

10 September 2019

A total fire ban is currently in place at Lake Awoonga. 

This ban includes Ironbark Gully, Riverston and Boynedale Bush Camp recreational areas. 

GAWB will advise when the ban has been lifted.