South East Queensland’s bulk water authority Seqwater has welcomed the release of WaterQ, the Queensland Government’s 30 year strategy for Queensland’s water sector.
Seqwater Chief Executive Officer Peter Dennis said the strategy aligned with Seqwater’s five-year organisational strategy, which is focused on supplying affordable drinking water for one of Australia’s fastest growing regions and delivering a long-term plan to ensure South East Queensland’s future water needs are met.
“WaterQ’s focus on the importance of long term planning is strongly supported by Seqwater—we understand that the region’s climate and rapid growth can affect future water supply,” Mr Dennis said.
“This year we’ve started the process of developing the region’s next water security program to identify the region’s water supply requirements over the next 30 years.
“The program will complement the WaterQ strategy to ensure a safe, secure and reliable bulk water drinking supply for residents across South East Queensland.”
Mr Dennis said WaterQ recognised the supply of water was integral as a resource underpinning our economy and that it was vital for the water sector to engage with industry, business and the broader community to ensure their needs were well understood.
He said technology and innovation would be key drivers in shaping our future water sources.
“We are fortunate that our water security across the region remains high and that we have the time now to carefully consider the most cost effective and efficient water sources for our future.”