LNP's plan to cut the cost of water
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Queenslander's who have been carefully conserving water in an effort to keep down their bills may be rewarded with a nasty price shock in coming years, warns LNP Shadow Minister for Energy and Water, Steve Dickson.
The Bligh Government has been caught out trying to conceal a further 15% bulk water price hike in 2013 until after the next state election.
The LNP have released our Four Point Plan to bring down water prices and have demanded Labor release details now so that voters will know how much extra they would be paying for water in the future.
Queensland Urban Utilities this week said the difference between the price the water utilities paid for the water and the declining consumption of water would put pressure on the bulk water price which could mean that the price of bulk water rises by a further 15 per cent above the State Government's projected price path.
The LNP's Four Point Plan would cut the cost of water for households in South East Queensland by around $80 a year by:
• Amalgamating the bulk water entities to reduce duplication
• Handing back control of retailing to local governments
• Writing-off some of the non-performing water grid assets
• Adopting a 40 year price path to repay Labor's $7 billion water grid debt