Regulatory Plans

Compliance with overlapping requirements of Regulators through statutory plans such as Strategic Asset Management Plans, Total Management Plans, System Leakage Management Plans, Drought Management Plans, Recycled Water Management Plans and other requirements has been a cause for growing concern among Service providers (SPs) over the past several years. Many of these plans have come into existence without seamless integration with existing reporting requirements.

The result is several layers of, often overlapping, planning and reporting requirements requiring significant staff time to complete. Planning and reporting are recognised as essential by the water industry but the process cannot be efficient and effective unless these efforts are integrated and strategic. Some of the plans required by the State Government include:

In South East Queensland many of the regulatory requirements are being subsumed by the new NetServ planning approach. A NetServ Plan is required for town planning and water pricing oversight but is being designed to incorporate as many of the existing plans as possible.

In 2010, the DERM increased communications with the industry markedly and this has culminated in the development of a Memorandum of Agreement among DERM, LGAQ and qldwater with four initial projects, one of which is to investigate streamlining reporting of water industry reporting requirements. This significant new communication process between the industry and the Regulator is a strong indication of a growing collaboration in building the future of the urban water industry.

Related Documents

Annotated List of Reporting Requirements Updated March 2012 Annotated List of Reporting Requirements Updated March 2012 - Release Date 31-Mar-2011: - Annotated list of reporting requirements for Queensland Service Providers. This list was updated in March 2012 and supersedes all previous copies. | (236KB)

e Flash #121 - 3 June 2011 e Flash #121 - 3 June 2011 - Release Date 03-Jun-2011: - 1. Drinking Water Quality Management Plans for Small and Medium Service Providers. | (30KB)

e Flash #97 - 16 November 2010 e Flash #97 - 16 November 2010 - Release Date 16-Nov-2010: - 1. Drinking Water Quality Guidelines. | (26KB)

e Flash #91 - 10 September 2010 e Flash #91 - 10 September 2010 - Release Date 10-Sep-2010: - 1. SAMP's, TMP's, LG Water Asset Management Plans .... when will they all fit together? | (34KB)

Briefing on Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill Briefing on Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill - Release Date 17-Oct-2007: - Information from the State Government on the Bill on 12/10/2007 close to the time of its submission. The Bill was approved on 16/10/2007 to take effect in January 2008. (228KB)

Drought Management Plan (Eacham Shire) Drought Management Plan (Eacham Shire) - Release Date 03-Oct-2007: - Example Service Provider Drought Management Plan provided by Eacham Shire Council.| Free member download. | Third party document that has been superseded. | (728KB)

System Leakage Management Plan (Eacham example) System Leakage Management Plan (Eacham example) - Release Date 10-Mar-2007: - Completed System Leakage Management Plan provided for reference by Eacham Shire Council. (1112KB)

Drought Management Plans

Drought Management Plan (Eacham Shire) Drought Management Plan (Eacham Shire) - Release Date 03-Oct-2007: - Example Service Provider Drought Management Plan provided by Eacham Shire Council.| Free member download. | Third party document that has been superseded. | (728KB)

Do I need a SLMP or DMP? Do I need a SLMP or DMP? - Release Date 12-Sep-2007: - This easy to use flowchart has been created by QWD to assist Water Service Providers in determining whether a Drought Management Plan or System Leakage Management Plan needs to be completed. (0KB)

Outdoor Water Use Conservation Plans