Trip down memory lane to water price increase

09 / Mar / 2011 | News

The Council of Mayors (SEQ) today reminded all South East Queensland residents about a statement made by the State Government’s Water Commissioner four years ago today.

On the 9 March 2007 the State Government’s then Water Commissioner Elizabeth Nosworthy released the pricing framework for water in South East Queensland (attached).

At that time, Ms Nosworthy said that “by 2012-13, a typical household’s annual cost would increase from $355 to $876, an increase of 147 per cent.”

The retail increase information was removed from the website last year, probably because it was so scary (attached).

On this day four years ago, South East Queensland Mayors warned consumers about high water prices (attached).

All that was predicted has come true.

High water prices are the direct result of the Queensland Government’s actions.