Reports and Position Papers

qldwater Position Paper Pump Station Regulation qldwater Position Paper Pump Station Regulation - Release Date 01-Apr-2014: - The regulation of sewage pump stations has been problematic for Queensland service providers since its introduction in 2009. Continued negotiation with the Regulator has resulted in current Regulation becoming increasingly practical, but in early 2014 the Department proposed a dramatic change in the way that this issue is managed. The proposal is for an Industry Code of Practice which could have significant benefits for sewage service providers but also create new risks. In this position paper i (112KB)

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)

Membership and Affiliate Policy Membership and Affiliate Policy - Release Date 25-Nov-2011: - qldwater policy on membership and partnering with affiliates. (36KB)

qldwater Member Benefits qldwater Member Benefits - Release Date 03-Apr-2011: - Summary of benefitsfor qldwater members. (201KB)

Case Study - Cairns Response to Cyclone Yasi Case Study - Cairns Response to Cyclone Yasi - Release Date 25-Mar-2011: - What to do if a Category 5 Cyclone is headed your way. Water Management Case Study - Cairns City Council. | Interview with Cairns City Council Manager Bruce Gardiner following impacts of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. | (19KB)

The Queensland Urban Water Industry Workforce Composition Snapshot 2010 The Queensland Urban Water Industry Workforce Composition Snapshot 2010 - Release Date 21-Mar-2011: - Results of a survey of a cross-section of Queensland water and wastewater service providers showing size of the industry and workforce statistics. (1226KB)

Review of National Water Arrangements Review of National Water Arrangements - Release Date 01-Dec-2008: - Brief overview of water institutional arrangements across Australia undertaken by qldwater on behalf of the Future of the Water Industry Taskforce. | Free member download. | (1034KB)

Workforce Development Strategy - Urban Water 2008-2010 Workforce Development Strategy - Urban Water 2008-2010 - Release Date 18-Nov-2011: - qldwater drafted a Workforce Development Strategy for discussion by the urban water industry. This document is one step in the larger program to repond to the request of members to create better access to accredited training in Qld. (246KB)

10 Principles from Future of Water Industry Taskforce 10 Principles from Future of Water Industry Taskforce - Release Date 30-Sep-2008: - The Future of the Water Industry (outside SEQ) Taskforce met in Mackay in August 2008 and created general principles that should guide any future changes to the Local Government water industry. These principles were later endorsed by the LGAQ Executive Committee and presented to the Regulator. | Free member download. | (41KB)

Mackay Future of the Industry Meeting Mackay Future of the Industry Meeting - Release Date 01-Sep-2008: - The Future of the Water Industry Outside SEQ Taskforce met in Mackay in August 2008 to discuss institutional models for the industry and general principles on future arrangements for the local government Water Industry. | Free member download. | (825KB)

Draft Position Paper on Property Service Demarcation Draft Position Paper on Property Service Demarcation - Release Date 27-Mar-2008: - A recurring dipute exists over the installation, ownership and responsibility for property service infrastructure managed by WSPs. This paper briefly details the current practice in Queensland, highlights the impacts of any change from this practice and proposes whole-of-industry solutions for avoiding ongoing debate over boundary defintions. (98KB)

Background Information and Links on Fluoridation in Qld Background Information and Links on Fluoridation in Qld - Release Date 29-Jun-2007: - Background information collated for member's use in explaining the context of fluoridation and providing links to further websites. | Free member download. | (94KB)

Preliminary Advice on Impact of Amalgamations on Other Obligations Preliminary Advice on Impact of Amalgamations on Other Obligations - Release Date 22-Jun-2007: - Preliminary information colated by qldwater on the impacts of Local Government Reforms and SEQ insitutional changes on mandatory water savings targets and domestic bore restrictions. | Free member download. | (144KB)

Preliminary Advice on Impact of Reforms on Subsidies Preliminary Advice on Impact of Reforms on Subsidies - Release Date 22-Jun-2007: - Business Water-use Efficiency Program. | Water and Sewerage Program. | Smaller Communities Assistance Program. | Total Management Plans. | STP upgrade program. | Free member download. | (136KB)

Preliminary Advice on Impacts of Amalgamations on Ch 3 Requirements Preliminary Advice on Impacts of Amalgamations on Ch 3 Requirements - Release Date 22-Jun-2007: - Preliminary information collated by qldwater on the impacts of Local Government Reforms and SEQ insitutional changes on... Strategic Asset Managment Plans and Audits. | Drought Management Plans. | System Leakage Management Plans. | Water Efficiency Managment Plans. | Free member download. | (158KB)

Greywater legislation change overview Greywater legislation change overview - Release Date 29-Sep-2006: - Rapid change in legislation governing release of grey water occured in 2006/07 and this fact sheet was created to update members on the changes taking place. (286KB)

qldwater response on Greywater opt-in legislation qldwater response on Greywater opt-in legislation - Release Date 10-Feb-2006: - In 2006 the law changed to allow Service providers to opt-in to allow grey water in sewered areas. qldwater facilitated a joint industry response and industry survey. (202KB)

QCA Regulatory Pricing Principles 2000 QCA Regulatory Pricing Principles 2000 - Release Date 08-Dec-2000: - QCA Pricing principles suggesting prices should be cost reflective, forward looking, ensure revenue adequacy, promote sustainable investment, ensure regulatory efficiency and take into account relevant public interest matters. (348KB)