Dumaresq-Barwon Border Rivers Commission

About Border Rivers Commission

Purpose

The purpose of the BRC is to implement the agreement made between the governments of Queensland and New South Wales in relation to:

Constitution

The BRC was constituted by an agreement made in 1946 between the New South Wales and Queensland Governments. The agreement was ratified in New South Wales by the New South Wales-Queensland Border Rivers Act 1947 and in Queensland by the New South Wales-Queensland Border Rivers Act 1946.

The agreement, known as the New South Wales-Queensland Border Rivers Agreement, is contained in the schedule to each state’s ‘Border Rivers Act’.

Operational area

The BRC’s operational area of responsibility includes:

Duties and functions

The statutory functions and duties of the BRC are, in summary, to:

In addition to its statutory functions the BRC carries on a coordinated program to monitor water quality in the Border Rivers and the Intersecting Streams.

Last updated 10 February 2010