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    Condamine and Balonne Resource Operations Plan (ROP)
    The Water Resource (Condamine and Balonne) Plan 2004 (WRP) provides a framework for advancing sustainable management and efficient use of water by creating an effective cap on diversions from watercourses, lakes, springs and overland flows. The final draft Condamine and Balonne Resource Operations Plan (ROP) implements the WRP. The ROP provides rules for surface water management in most of the

    Water Commonwealth Powers Bill 2008
    The Intergovernmental Agreement on Murray-Darling Basin Reform of July 2008 commits the Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory Governments (the Basin States) to use best endeavours to pass legislation to provide for a limited text referral of State powers to the Commonwealth. This will enable the Commonwealth, to amend its Water Act 2007 (C’th Wate

    Management of associated water produced from coal seam gas production
    Coal seam gas (CSG) production is booming in Queensland. Significant quantities of water are produced in CSG production - in 2007, 12.5 gigalitres (GL) were produced in Queensland. The production of gas for domestic consumption in the Surat Basin will produce an estimated annual average of 25GL of CSG water for the next 25 years, with the additional water equivalent to between one-third and three-

    Fitzroy River Basin
    Following major local flooding in January 2008, a number of coal mines in the Fitzroy River Basin were flooded. Several mines, including the Ensham coal mine, applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval to discharge mine affected flood waters. In mid-2008 water monitoring indicated that salinity was increasing in waterways, dams and weirs downstream of the Ensham discharge.

    The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan
    The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan) launched in 2003 was a 10-year joint Australian and Queensland government commitment to halting and reversing the decline in water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. Its objectives were to reduce pollutants such as sediments, nutrients and pesticides in waterways flowing to the Reef and to rehabilitate and conserve areas of the catchm

    Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009
    The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 is Queensland’s primary legislative instrument for managing water quality, and is subordinate legislation under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 delivers the object of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 in relation to Queensland waters. The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 (EPP (W

    Public consultation on the proposed State Planning Policy Healthy Waters
    The Queensland Government is considering introducing and updating waterway health management provisions including a draft State Planning Policy (SPP) under the Integrated Planning Act 1997. The proposed SPP would apply throughout the State of Queensland. If the draft SPP were to become a State Planning Policy it will influence those land use planning and development decisions that may individual

    Moratorium Notice for the Wet Tropics River Basins
    The Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade, published a Moratorium Notice under the Water Act 2000 in the Wet Tropics area prior to the commencement of the preparation of the Wet Tropics Water Resource Plan. A moratorium places a hold on further water development and allocation, where such action is needed to protect natural ecosystems or existing entitlements. It

    Water Planning Process Review
    The Department of Environment and Resource Management developed a Single Process framework for water resource planning that improves the efficiency of the water resource planning process. The Single Process framework streamlines the current water planning process through retaining the essential steps for development of a water plan and refining many resource-intensive processes. The new framewo

    Review of Community Futures Task Force Model
    The Community Futures Task Force (CFTF), established to address the impacts of the Government’s 2006 announcement of the Traveston Crossing and Wyaralong Dams, provides an unprecedented model of Government community engagement for Government sponsored infrastructure projects. To ensure that key learnings from the CFTF model remain after this date, the CFTF Unit engaged the University of Queensland

    Water and Another Act Amendment Bill 2009
    The Queensland Water Commission (the QWC), was established under the Water Act 2000 (Water Act) in June 2006, and is an independent statutory body responsible for ensuring sustainable water supplies in the South East Queensland region (SEQ region) and other designated regions. The Commission is responsible for developing long term water supply strategies, establishing a regional water grid, imple

    Gulf and Mitchell Resource Operations Plans
    The draft Gulf Resource Operations Plan and the draft Mitchell Resource Operations Plan were released for public submissions in October 2008. Key provisions of the final plans: detail rules for the conversion to, and granting of, water entitlements to tradable water allocations in the Mount Isa water supply scheme areas; set out a process for dealing with 178 900 megalitres of unallocated water

    SEQ Water Distribution and Retail Restructuring Bill 2009
    New institutional arrangements are being implemented in South East Queensland (SEQ) to ensure the efficient and effective supply of water. The South East Queensland Water Restructuring Act 2007 established three statutory authorities to own the bulk supply, bulk transport and manufactured water infrastructure and businesses in SEQ. This Act also established the SEQ Water Grid Manager. These enti

    South East Queensland desalination sites
    The draft South East Queensland Water Strategy was released for consultation in 2008. The draft Strategy built on existing and committed projects. With these projects, additional sources of water supply would be required from 2028 or as part of the response to a drought as severe as the Millennium Drought. The draft Strategy recommended that the best supply options and pipeline routes be preserved

    Water Resource (Pioneer Valley) Amendment Plan 2009
    In 2008, a draft Water Resource (Pioneer Valley) Amendment Plan was released for public submissions. The Water Resource (Pioneer Valley) Amendment Plan 2009 integrates groundwater management into the existing Water Resource (Pioneer Valley) Plan and extends the management and allocation framework for surface water into the Sandringham and Alligator Creek catchments. The Plan is subordinate legisla

    SEQ Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Leg Amend Bill 2010
    The South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 provides the regulatory framework, including operational powers, to enable the three new council owned entities to deliver water and wastewater services to customers within South East Queensland from 1 July 2010. The Bill enables the continued and effective management of water restrict

    Mary Basin Draft Resource Operations Plan
    The Mary Basin Resource Operations Plan (the ROP) is a key tool guiding the allocation and management of water in the Mary Basin. The ROP will implement the Water Resource (Mary Basin) Plan 2006 (the water resource plan) by specifying such things as the process for making additional water available for use and operating rules, including environmental release rules, for existing water infrastructur

    Draft Water Resource (Baffle Creek Basin) Plan
    The Baffle Creek Basin is located south of Gladstone. The main towns in the basin are Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy and Miriam Vale. The draft Baffle Creek Basin Water Resource Plan aims to provide a framework for the sustainable allocation and management of surface and overland flow water resources within the Baffle Creek Basin. The draft Plan will provide for: the protection of ecological asse

    South East Queensland Water Strategy
    The South East Queensland Water Strategy (Strategy) is a 50 year plan to ensure a sustainable, efficient and secure water supply for South East Queensland. It is based on the key principles of conserving water, being prepared and managing water efficiently. The revised draft Strategy was released from 20 November 2009 to 12 February 2010 for consultation. During the consultation period, a total o

    Natural Resource and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
    The Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 proposes to amend natural resource legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management. The proposed amendments will: resolve uncertainty in the location of ambulatory boundaries adjoining tidal and non-tidal waters (other than lakes); clarify the lateral extent of the state’s management powers in non-ti

    Wild Rivers - Wenlock Basin Wild Rivers Declaration
    In December 2008, the Government released the Wenlock Basin Wild River Declaration Proposal. The Wenlock River exhibits water flows, water quality, sediments transport processes and ecosystems in near-pristine condition. A wild river declaration details the criteria new development proposals must meet to ensure the protection of the river’s natural values. The declaration details the extent of t

    Personal Watercraft Safety Consultation Paper
    In March 2010 Coroner John Hutton, Southport Magistrates Court, delivered his findings into the death of a hire and drive personal watercraft rider on 29 April 2008. Coroner Hutton concluded the rider’s inexperience in personal water craft operations was the primary cause of the incident. In his findings, Coroner Hutton made four marine safety recommendations relating to: Licensing of hire an

    State Planning Policy for Healthy Waters
    In August 2009, the Government released the draft State Planning Policy for Healthy Waters (the SPP) for public consultation. The SPP is made under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 and applies throughout the State of Queensland to new development for urban purposes. The SPP will influence those land use planning and development decisions that may individually or collectively affect water quali

    Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
    The Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 provides the regulatory framework for managing groundwater impacts on water supply bores and natural springs associated with the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petroleum industry and for the supply of coal seam gas water associated with the LNG industry as recycled water that augments town drinking water supply sources. The Bill also amends nat

    Natural Resource and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
    The Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010 amends natural resource legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management to: ban the use of fluids containing the hydrocarbons benzene, toulene, ethylbenzene or xylene (B-TEX) above a maximum amount, or chemicals which would produce B-TEX chemicals so they cannot be used when stimulating (frac

    second submission to commission of inquiry 2010-2011 flood events
    Following the flooding events of December 2010 and January 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry was established to consider flood preparedness, planning and responses. The Commission was directed to provide an interim report by 1 August 2011 containing recommendations relating to flood preparedness for the 2011/2012 wet season. The Commission was also directed to provide a final repo

    Qld Government response to the Qld Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report
    On 1 August 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry released its Interim Report. The Commission undertook a comprehensive review of Queensland’s disaster management arrangements and the emergency response to the floods. The Report focused on flood preparedness to enable early recommendations to be implemented before the next wet season. The Report made 175 recommendations, 104 of which a

    Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
    The Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 includes a range of amendments to water-related legislation. Amendments to the Water Act 2000 establish a Single Process framework for the concurrent development of water resource plans (WRPs) and resource operations plans (ROPs). The Single Process framework will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to consider both the draft WRP and draft

    Govt submission on flood events to Commission of Inquiry
    Following the flooding events of December 2010 and January 2011, a Commission of Inquiry was established on 17 January 2011 by the Governor in Council. The Commission was established with Justice Catherine Holmes appointed as Commissioner and Mr Jim O’Sullivan AC and Mr Phil Cummins appointed as deputies. The Commission will provide an interim report by 1 August 2011 containing recommendations t

    Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
    The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 includes amendments to Queensland’s revenue legislation to maintain its currency and ensure that it operates as intended. Many of the amendments are beneficial to taxpayers and a number have been operating under administrative arrangements. The remaining amendments are necessary to clarify the legislation’s operation and protect the revenue.

    Submission to Murray-Darling Basin Plan Inquiry
    The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is presently preparing a Basin Plan under the provisions of the Water Act 2007 (Commonwealth). The purpose of this plan is to establish sustainable diversion limits, an environmental watering plan and a water quality plan for the Murray-Darling Basin. In October 2010, the MDBA released a Guide to the proposed Basin Plan, the first formal, though non statut

    Fairer Water Prices for South East Queensland Amendment Bill 2011
    In April 2011, the Premier and Minister for Reconstruction announced proposed amendments to the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 to address community concerns about the responsibility for setting water and sewerage prices in South East Queensland (SEQ). The proposal included the imposition of a price cap on customers’ water and wastewater bills and ena

    SEQ Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
    In April 2011, the Premier and Minister for Reconstruction announced proposed amendments to the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 to address community concerns about the responsibility for setting water and sewerage prices in South East Queensland (SEQ). The proposal included the imposition of a price cap on customers’ water and wastewater bills and enab

    Murray-Darling Basin Plan
    Under the Commonwealth Water Act 2007, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority is required to prepare a Murray–Darling Basin Plan, which seeks to balance consumptive water use and environmental water needs in the Murray–Darling Basin. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority released a Proposed Basin Plan (draft Basin Plan) for public consultation on 28 November 2011. The Queensland Government’s submission

    Gold Coast Waterways Authority
    A re-established Gold Coast Waterways Authority is part of the government’s commitment to improving access to Gold Coast Waterways. The re-established Gold Coast Waterways Authority will oversee the management, sustainable use and development of Gold Coast Waterways. The purpose of the Authority is to provide the best possible navigational access, boating infrastructure and waterways management at

    Review of mandatory requirements of rainwater tanks and other water savings systems
    The review delivers against the Government’s 100-day election commitment (Number 301) to undertake a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of mandatory environmental inclusions such as rainwater tanks, and its Six Month Action Plan commitment to review laws mandating rainwater tanks on new buildings by the end of 2012. Water saving targets for new houses and new commercial and industrial buildings h

    Release of a Discussion Paper for a 30 Year Strategy for Qlds Water Sector
    The Government committed under its Six Month Action Plan to release a discussion paper for a 30 year plan for Queensland’s water sector. The plan has been re-cast as a ‘strategy’ to focus on the future of the water sector. The strategy will be developed in two phases. Phase one is the release of a discussion paper for a three month consultation period. The aim of the discussion paper is to gener

    Summer Disaster Readiness 2012-13
    It has been almost two years since Queensland experienced its summer of disasters. Based on the lessons learned from that time, preparation for the wet season commenced well in advance of the summer period. All departments have been undertaking disaster preparedness activities across the four major disaster management phases of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Cabinet considered Qu

    Appointment to the SEQ Water Grid Manager Board
    The South East Queensland (SEQ) Water Grid Manager (WGM) is established under the South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) Act 2007. The SEQ WGM is a Government-owned statutory body responsible for managing the strategic operation of the SEQ Water Grid. Appointment terms of four board members expired on 30 June 2012. The Government has committed to merging the bulk water entities as part of its

    South East Queensland Water Amendment Bill 2012
    The South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Amendment Bill 2012 (the Bill) proposes to remove the special industrial relations measures, in particular the Workforce Frameworks, that were mandated by the former Government to apply to council employees who transferred to the South East Queensland (SEQ) distributor-retailers and for those Allconnex Water (Allconnex) employ

    Water Amendment Regulation (No.1) 2012
    The Water Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2012 was prepared to provide for the implementation of the levy on petroleum tenure holders to fund the underground water management functions currently aligned to the Queensland Water Commission (the Commission). The underground water management functions of the Commission are described in Chapter 3 of the Water Act 2000. The levy will provide for the recov

    Appointments to the Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority
    The Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (QBSWA) was one of three statutory authorities established under the South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) Act 2007 as part of the previous Government’s institutional changes to the South East Queensland (SEQ) bulk water industry. As part of the Government’s plan to reduce the cost of bulk water supply in the region, it committed to regionalising th

    Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry - Implementation Progress as at 31 August 2012
    On 16 March 2012, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry (the Commission) delivered its Final Report into the 2010-11 floods. The Final Report contains 177 recommendations covering a broad range of matters relating to the 2010-11 floods, including the management of Wivenhoe Dam during the flood event, floodplain management, land use planning, performance of private insurers, management of ab

    South East Qld Water Restructuring and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
    The Government is committed to planning properly for Queensland’s future water needs and increasing efficiency in the delivery to households and businesses. Under the former Government, there were four bulk water supply entities, adding unnecessary complexity and costs (reduced to three with the merger of Seqwater and WaterSecure in June 2011). The South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) and

    Amendment of the Water Fluoridation Act 2008
    Under the Water Fluoridation Act 2008 (the Act) public potable water suppliers (water suppliers) are required to implement water fluoridation at a relevant public potable water supply (water supply) by a date prescribed in a regulation. To date, 70 supplies have been fluoridated and the installation of the necessary infrastructure for fluoridation funded by the State Government is anticipated to

    Options to conclude the Queensland Water Fluoridation Program
    Options to conclude the Queensland Water Fluoridation Program Minister for Health Under the Water Fluoridation Act 2008 (the Act) public potable water suppliers (water suppliers) are required to implement water fluoridation at a relevant public potable water supply (water supply) by a date prescribed in a regulation. To date, 70 supplies have been fluoridated and 63 supplies are required to begi

    Ministerial Advisory Council for Flood Mitigation
    A flood mitigation manual sets out the objectives and operational procedures for a flood mitigation dam during a flood event. The Final Report of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry (the Commission) recommended that the Queensland Government should amend the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 to designate the Minister as the person who must approve a flood mitigation manual (Re

    Appointments to Boards of Government Owned Corporations and Qld Rail
    Energex Limited (Energex); Ergon Energy Corporation Limited (Ergon); Stanwell Corporation Limited (Stanwell); Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited (Ports North); Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited (GPC); Port of Townsville Limited (POTL); QIC Limited (QIC); and SunWater Limited (SunWater) are Government owned corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government

    Consultation RIS - Regulation of Levees
    In its response to the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Final Report, the State Government committed to implementing a state-wide regulatory framework for levees. The first phase of levee regulation, consisting of the development of a legislative framework for levees under the Water Act 2000, was passed by Parliament on 2 May 2013 as part of the Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment B

    Energy and Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    The Energy and Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 formalises the Queensland Government’s decisions to: cease the Queensland Gas Scheme’s (the Gas Scheme) operation on 31 December 2013; cease the Smart Energy Savings Program (SESP) at the earliest opportunity; and facilitate the transfer of water and sewerage services for the new Noosa Council on 1 January 2014. The Gas Scheme commenced in 2005

    Reef Water Plan
    The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan), first established in 2003, seeks to ensure runoff of from broadscale agriculture has no detrimental impact on the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef by 2020. Reef Plan 2013 has been developed in close consultation with industry, regional natural resource management organisations, water quality scientists and conservations groups to

    Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 amends the Water Act 2000 to implement recommendations relating to levees from the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry’s Final Report. The Bill provides the legislative framework for a consistent approach to regulate the construction of new levees and modification of existing levees. The Bill also amends a number of Acts within the natu

    Community Consultation on desired level of service South East Qld
    Adopting desired level of service (LOS) objectives is an approach used across Australia to provide an indication of the volume of water that can be supplied at a given level of security and to ensure adequate supply planning. The desired LOS objectives for South East Queensland (SEQ) specifies the anticipated frequency, severity and duration of water restrictions, as well as other security measur

    Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 seeks to amend the Land Act 1994 to implement the first phase of major reforms to the state land tenure system arising from the Queensland Government's response to the Parliamentary report on the Inquiry into the future and continued relevance of government land tenure across Queensland. The Bill provides for: the introduction of rolling term leas

    SEQ Water Distribution and Retail Restructuring Bill 2014
    The South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 provides a streamlined approval process for new water and sewerage connections (the utility model) for south east Queensland distributor-retailers by merging two current approval processes. The utility model will streamline the water and sewerage approval and connection process for dev

    Water Supply Services Bill 2014
    Urban water and sewerage services are mainly delivered by local governments across Queensland. Current regulation of these providers under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 is burdensome, has not improved asset management or water security outcomes and does not adequately identify or seek to address risks. The Water Supply Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 transforms the

    Decision RIS regulation of levees in Qld
    In its response to the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Final Report, the State Government committed to implementing a state-wide regulatory framework for levees. The first phase of levee regulation, consisting of the development of a legislative framework for levees under the Water Act 2000, was passed by Parliament on 2 May 2013 as part of the Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment B

    Appointment of directors to Category 2 Water Authorities - Babinda Swamp East Deeral Matthews Road South Maroochy
    Category 2 water authorities vary in size from those serving only a few landholders - where landholders share the cost and workload of maintaining the water infrastructure - to those that support several hundred properties, run a multi-million dollar budget and employ full-time staff. A water authority’s main function is to carry out the water activities decided by the authority for its authority

    Water Amendment Regulation No 1 2014
    Level of Service (LOS) objectives help to minimise the risk of water supply security issues for South East Queensland (SEQ) by specifying the performance of bulk water supply system that Seqwater must meet when undertaking their long term water supply planning activities. The previous LOS objectives were developed at the end of the 2001-2009 drought and required the SEQ bulk water supply system t

    Water Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill 2014
    The Water Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill) amends the Water Act 2000 (Water Act) and the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008. It addresses the process for making a water supply emergency declaration and imposing emergency water restrictions; the declaration of a temporary full supply level; and the governance framework for category 1 water authoriti

    WaterQ - 30 year water strategy
    The Government committed under its Six Month Action Plans to release a final 30-year water strategy in June 2014. WaterQ - a 30-year water strategy for Queensland’s water sector is a whole of sector strategy. WaterQ responds to the significant changes and challenges Queensland will face in the next three decades in relation to the supply of water and sewerage services. WaterQ puts forward a long

    Electricity and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    The Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme (the Scheme) provides for eligible participants to supply surplus electricity generated from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems into the Queensland electricity grid. Participants in the Scheme are paid a feed-in tariff for their surplus exported electricity. The feed-in tariff is paid by distributors and costs are passed through to electricity customers via network

    North Pine Dam Optimisation Study draft report - public consultation
    The North Pine Dam Optimisation Study implements recommendations of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry. The optimisation study identified and assessed potential improvements to the operation of the existing dam infrastructure. The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback on the report. Cabinet approved the release of the North Pine Dam Optimisation Study Report for public

    Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams Optimisation Study Stage 1 draft report - public consultation
    The Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams Optimisation Study implements recommendations of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry. The optimisation study identified and assessed potential improvements to the operation of the existing dam infrastructure. The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback on the report. Cabinet approved the release of the Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam Optimisation S

    Appointment of Energy and Water Ombudsman Qld
    The Office of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ) is an independent statutory authority which receives, investigates and facilitates the resolution of complaints made by small energy customers in Queensland and water customers in South East Queensland in relation to the connection, supply or sale of electricity, gas or water by a member of the Scheme. The EWOQ has offices in Brisbane,

    Appointments to Gladstone Area and Mount Isa Water Boards
    The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) and the Mount Isa Water Board (MIWB) are Category 1 Water Authorities under the Water Act 2000 (Water Act). The GAWB and MIWB are required to act commercially with appropriate management and performance systems, capital structure and dividend policies. Both must meet taxation obligations, performance targets and specific quarterly and annual reporting requirem

    South East Queensland Water Security Program by Seqwater
    Seqwater has prepared stage 1 of a Water Security Program (WSP) for South East Queensland (SEQ) as required by the Water Act 2000 to outline how it intends to operate, augment and manage the bulk water supply system in SEQ to facilitate the achievement of the State Government set level of service objectives. Seqwater intends to undertake an extensive community consultation on Stage 1 of the WSP an

    Payroll Tax Rebate Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    The Payroll Tax Rebate, Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 gives effect to a 2015 election commitment by the Government, funded for three years, in relation to a payroll tax rebate on the wages of apprentices and trainees (the Rebate). The Bill also proposed to amend the following: Payroll Tax Act 1971 – to give effect to the Rebate by extending the application of existing provis

    Appointment of Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board
    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 (the Act) establishes the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (the Authority) and Board (the Board). The Board controls the Authority. The GCWA is responsible for delivering the best possible management of the Gold Coast waterways. The Board is a decision making board which reports to the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports. It decides on navigat

    Appointments to Government Owned Corporations
    The Boards of Government owned corporations (GOCs) are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (GOC Act) and are responsible for overseeing the activities of GOCs to optimise their value by exercising sound commercial judgement. Under section 89(1) of the GOC Act, directors of GOCs are appointed by the Governor in Council. There are currently two vacancies on each of the Port

    Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    The Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 amends the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (the WROLA Act). The Bill provides for: explicitly reinstating the principles of ecologically sustainable development in the new purpose of the Water Act 2000 (the Water Act) (as contained in the WROLA Act) replacing references to “responsible and productive management” with “sustainable mana

    Energy and Water Ombudsman Amendment Bill 2015
    The Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ) provides a free, independent dispute resolution service for residential and small business customers to help them resolve complaints with energy and water suppliers. Small businesses for these purposes are currently defined as businesses using less than 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year. This definition means that many businesses that

    Public Health (Water Risk Management) Amendment Bill 2016
    The Bill amends the Public Health Act 2005 to implement a legislative framework that: improves the management and control of health risks associated with the supply and use of water in hospitals and residential aged care facilities, in particular the health risks associated with Legionella bacteria; and provides greater transparency of water testing activities being undertaken by facilities. The B

    Lower Burdekin Catchment Development project
    In April 2016, the final contractors’ Part 7 Synthesis report on the Lower Burdekin Catchment Development (LBCD) project was presented to the Queensland Government. The LBCD project involved the following components: an assessment of the current and potential demand for new water and the operation of the water market; identification of how much surface and groundwater is available; an assessment

    Appointment to Mount Isa Water Board
    Mount Isa Water Board (MIWB) is a Category 1 Water Authority under the Water Act 2000 and is responsible for the supply of bulk water to industrial users and the Mount Isa City Council. The MIWB is required to act commercially with appropriate management and performance systems, capital structure and dividend policies. MIWB’s board currently consists of five directors, comprising four independent

    Appointment of Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland
    The statutory office of the Energy and Water Ombudsman was established under the Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006. The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent statutory authority who receives, investigates and facilitates the resolution of complaints made by small energy and South East Queensland water customers, or by a Scheme member in relation to the connection, supply or sale of electrici

    Water (Local Management Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2016
    The Local Management Arrangements (LMA) Project involves the potential transfer of up to eight of SunWater’s channel irrigation schemes to new entities that will be owned and controlled by the irrigation customers in each scheme. In order to implement LMA, the Water (Local Management Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2016 will allow for the business associated with each channel scheme to be transferred

    Review of Industry Levy for Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment
    The Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment is funded through an annual industry levy under the Water Act 2000. A review of the regulation for the annual industry levy is required every three years. The purpose of the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) is to summarise the outcomes of this review and seek stakeholder feedback on the recommendation made in the RIS. In reviewing the indu

    Environment Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill will amend the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act) and the Water Act 2000 to ensure that the environmental impacts of groundwater take are better managed and that deficiencies in the make good arrangements for groundwater take are addressed. The Bill amends the environmental authority process u

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