Council of Mayors (SEQ) media release
  • Thursday 21 October 2010

State Government bulk water charges key to increased water bills: SEQ Mayors

An independent report commissioned by SEQ Mayors has confirmed that the State Government’s increased bulk water prices have been the key driver of higher water bills for South East Queensland residents.

The report, Review of Water Prices, was prepared by Dr David Cousins AM, the former Chair of the Prices Surveillance Authority and ACCC Commissioner, and now Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Regulatory Studies at Monash University.

Dr Cousins found that bulk water cost increases were the key cost driver for each of SEQ’s three distributor-retailers: Queensland Urban Utilities (83.8%); Allconnex (61.7%) and Unitywater (34.5%).

For the full Media Release and Report visit the SEQ Council of Mayors website