OGIA is an independent entity established under the Water Act 2000.
It is housed within the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, 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.