The Queensland Government has announced it will slash the number of water supply bureaucracies servicing South East Queensland from four to one.


State Minister for Energy and Watter Supply Mark McArdle said the merging of three emerging bulk water entities and the abolition of the Queensland Water Commission would reduce the cost of supplying water across South East Queensland.


“The transition from three bulk water businesses to a single supply authority servicing SEQ will cut board and executive costs as well as administrative charges,” Mr McArdle said.


“We need to get SEQ’s urban water supply system back on track heading towards greater efficiency, less duplication and lower costs for households, small businesses and industry.”