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Who is Queensland Urban Utilities?

14 December, 2009

Who is Queensland Urban Utilities?
Queensland Urban Utilities is the name of the water and wastewater business that will service the five local authorities of Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset from July 2010. Queensland Urban Utilities will be jointly owned by the five councils and will operate as a statutory authority.

Why are new water businesses being established in South East Queensland?
The Queensland Government's restructure of the SEQ water industry includes reducing the number of organisations involved in managing water services.
The Queensland Government announced in July 2009 that there will be three local government-owned water distribution and retail businesses operating from July 2010.
Queensland Urban Utilities is one of these three businesses and will service customers in the Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas.

Who owns Queensland Urban Utilities?
Queensland Urban Utilities will be owned by five shareholding councils - Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset. The Brisbane City Council region was the first to have its water and wastewater services provided to residents and businesses under the Queensland Urban Utilities name. The new water business will remain a division of Brisbane City Council until July 2010 when the new water business will be jointly owned by all five councils.

When should I expect my first account from Queensland Urban Utilities?
Brisbane customers will start to receive their Queensland Urban Utilities Water and Sewerage Accounts from early January 2010. Other council region customers will receive their accounts from July 2010.



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