Even in the early 1900s, it was realised that extraction and use of waters from the Basin was unsustainable. This realisation led to the first Interstate Conference on Artesian Water which was held in 1912. There have been some collaborative successes. Since the basin occupies 70% of Queensland what happens here will be very significant. However it is of concern that the GAB committee feel that uncertainty of rights and responsibilities is a threat to value of the basin and its management. The documents can be downloaded from here.
Currently available for community comment is the Logan Basin draft Resource Operations Plan. It includes water in a watercourse, lake, wetland, subartesian aquifer or spring in the Southern Moreton Bay Islands area. There is a moratorium for the subartesian area of North Stradbroke Island. All available information and documents re Logan are available here.