On 16 November 2007, the South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) Act 2007 came into effect and delivered major reform in the management of water services in South East Queensland.
As part of these reforms, diversified water sources supplement existing dams, weirs and groundwater sources. These diversified water sources include recycled water, desalination and increased regional diversification of dams and weirs.
A regional water grid has been established to improve the capacity to transport water amongst regional urban centres, and a new institutional framework has been set up.
A market-based pricing framework and regulatory environment will be implemented to encourage efficiency and to use market signals to moderate demand, while water efficiency measures, including new technologies, will progressively improve household and business water efficiency.
Seqwater is the trading name of the Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (QBWSA).
|16 November 2007||
QBWSA was established as part of the South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) Act 2007. Work commences to identify bulk water storage and water treatment plant assets and staff and transition them to QBWSA.
|29 February 2008||
Caloundra Maroochy Water Supply Board (Aquagen) assets and staff transfer to and commence operations as part of QBWSA.
|14 March 2008||
Bulk water storage and water treatment plant assets and staff transfer to QBWSA from the amalgamating councils of Caloundra, Maroochy, Noosa,
However, the transferring councils continue to operate the transferred assets under Interim Service Level Agreements until 30 June 2008.
|2 May 2008||
|1 July 2008||