“Of the total equity rights granted to Unitywater, Moreton Bay Regional Council has 58.24%, Sunshine Coast 37.51% and Noosa 4.25%.” Unitywater has entered into a participation agreement with its owner`s boards. It defines the governance and reporting modalities as well as the distribution of profits. The legal role of the Local Government Act 2009 and your reference to COAG Local Government Reform Agreements are wrong. Sections 49 and 49A of the Act are perfectly clear; The Board can tell UnityWater exactly what to do and how to do it. You can do this after consulting the Sunshine Coast Council or alone. The case is closed, it is in black and white. I even wrote a copy if you haven`t read it before. A CAIRNS RATEPAYER RECENTLY RECEIVED ITS WATER BILL, WHICH IS ISSUED 3 TIMES A YEAR. THEIR TOTAL WATER CONSUMPTION BY THEIR TENANT WAS 46 KILOLITERS. ACCOUNTS 51.06 FOR 4 MONTHS.
THE TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT IS APPROXIMATELY $153.18 PER YEAR. Thomas spent four years at Unitywater, overseeing the creation and consolidation of the organization from the amalgamation of the water and wastewater operations of the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast Regional Councils. . Unitywater CEO Jim Soorley defended the increase, saying it was their first increase in four years. . A spokesman for Seqwater said the facility was needed to cope with Queensland`s burgeoning population, but denied taxpayers would be flooded with increased water bills. As you know, responsibility for your domestic water and wastewater bill is spread over three areas due to the unique role councils play as owners of local water utilities: 1. Moreton Bay Regional Council; 2.
Standard water; and 3rd Seqwater. Maybe commercial users get a higher water level. Once again, I would like to thank you for your concerns and I hope that the information I have provided has been helpful. (Q1) Does the minister have a comment on a protest outside the Caboolture Unitywater office on Friday afternoon? (Protesters demanded lower water prices and a payer representative to be brought to Unitywater`s board of directors.) The city`s $1.2 billion desalination plant could come in within four years, raising fears that Gold Coasters will be subject to heavy water bills. “There are currently no local government representatives on unitywater`s board of directors,” he said. “The same rules clearly don`t apply to management,” she said. It`s a punch to the face. I do not know anyone who has a 5% increase right now. “The main thing we have here today is simply to make our presence known,” Austen told the Assembly. Redcliffe nurse and mother of two Claire Elfverson said the cost of water has risen and her family still has to make cuts to control bills. UNITYWATER board members received the double pay raise offered to their employees – and this is in line with the increase in the average water bill. Water Minister Mark Bailey told the Bulletin exclusively that the disused facility would not be closed, although taxpayers cost $15 million a year to stop. Former Brisbane Mayor and Unitywater President Jim Soorley.
Source: News Limited The increase was part of the bulk water “price trajectory”, where all regions of the South East Queensland Council will pay until 2017-18 USD/ML for bulk water – an increase of almost 20% compared to this exercise. . . .