qldwater keeps members up-to-date on legislation affecting the water and sewerage industry through:
- regular e flashes on legislative change (see Related Documents below), and
- our online Introduction to Legislation in the Queensland Water Industry
Contact Details for DEWS Dedicated Officers for Water Providers
In response to member requests, the Department of Energy and Water Supply have provided a list of contact details for the Dedicated Officer in DEWS assigned allocated to various councils throughout Queensland.
The list will be updated regularly by DEWS and will be a point of reference for service providers wishing to contact their local DEWS representative directly. The contact list is available here. Members must log in first.
Regulatory Plans and KPIs
On 7 May 2014, parliament passed the Water Supply Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, paving the way for simplified regulation in Queensland. This followed a period of proliferation of statutory plans such as Strategic Asset Management Plans, Total Management Plans, System Leakage Management Plans, Drought Management Plans and Recycled Water Management Plans.
The following remain statutory requirements from 2014:
The legislative amendments in 2014 also introduced the requirement for a series of Key Performance Indicators to be reported to the Department of Energy and Water Supply annually, commencing October 2015 for data captured from 1 July 2014.
The Bill also includes changes to recycled water, including the coverage of Recycled Water Management Plans and the requirement for a register of schemes.
qldwater strongly advocated for regulatory simplification for many years and while the solution is not perfect, it represents a substantial improvement on the status quo and industry was heavily consulted in the process.
In order to retain some record of the previous system, the following archived pages will remain available:
DEWS-Introduction-to-performance-outcome-framework - Release Date 21-Jul-2015: - (151KB)
DEWS-Comparative-Reporting - Release Date 21-Jul-2015: - (144KB)
DEWS-Factsheet-Performance-Reporting - Release Date 21-Jul-2015: - (58KB)
Fact or Furphey KPI - Release Date 29-Sep-2015: - This fact sheet or the information it contains may be useful for communicating further with customers concerned with the new KPI reporting system being introduced by The Department of Energy and Water Supply (DEWS). Results will be publicly available, giving communities an overview of the general state of their water and sewerage infrastructure and services. The easy to understand Q&A format offers possible explanations for questions arising from data. (212KB)
Doc Library Preparing a SLMP - Release Date 29-Jul-2015: - (555KB)
Doc Library Preparing a DMP - Release Date 29-Jul-2015: - (500KB)
Doc Library Preparing a OWUCP - Release Date 29-Jul-2015: - (425KB)
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 - Release Date 16-Nov-2010: - 1. Drinking Water Quality Guidelines. | (26KB)
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)
Doc Library Preparing a SAMP - Release Date 29-Jul-2015: - (610KB)
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) - 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) - Release Date 10-Mar-2007: - Completed System Leakage Management Plan provided for reference by Eacham Shire Council. (1112KB)