The South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 (SEQ Water Act) requires the Water Netserv Plan to be reviewed every 5 years. The information contained within the plan is for the next 20 years, with rolling updates during each review period. Some parts of the plan will be updated more regularly, such as the Charges Schedules, which are updated annually.
The Water Netserv Plan includes the planning assumptions from each of Urban Utilities’ shareholder councils being Brisbane, Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley. Each council must endorse the plan, agreeing that the planning assumptions are correct. The future connection area of the Water Netserv Plan must also align with each local governments’ Priority Infrastructure Area (as identified in the councils’ Local Government Infrastructure Plan).
The plan must also be consistent with the most current SEQ Regional Plan, which the Minister for Planning must review and endorse for consistency.