The Mary River Water Supply Scheme was developed to stabilise rural production in the area through a reliable water supply. The project was approved in 1978 with construction commencing in 1980 and finishing in late 1988.

Uses of Water


Water is mainly used for the irrigation of fodder crops on dairy farms, improved pastures on grazing properties and for horticultural and agricultural production. Tree crops such as macadamia nuts and citrus are also grown.


Various industrial enterprises are supplied including manufacturing and processing.

Channel/Pipeline System

The Lower Mary River Channel/Pipeline System is located downstream of Tiaro along the Mary River, and downstream of Teddington Weir on Tinana Creek. Teddington Weir is owned and operated by Maryborough City Council.

Mary Basin ROP Interim Program