Seqwater ensures a safe, secure, resilient and reliable water supply for South East Queensland, as well as providing essential flood mitigation services and managing catchment health. We also provide irrigation services to about 1,200 rural customers and provide recreation facilities to the community.
Seqwater is one of Australia’s largest water businesses with the most geographically spread and diverse asset base of any capital city water authority. Our operations extend from the New South Wales border to the base of the Toowoomba ranges and north to Gympie.
We manage more than $10 billion of water supply assets and the natural catchments of the region’s major water supply sources. This includes dams, weirs, conventional water treatment plants and climate resilient sources of water through the Gold Coast Desalination Plant and the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme. A 600 kilometre reverse flow pipeline network enables drinking water to be transported to where it is needed most, from the Sunshine Coast to Greater Brisbane, to Redlands and south to the Gold Coast.
Seqwater also manages recreation facilities that provide more than 50% of the green space in SEQ outside of national parks. On average, more than two million people visit our recreation facilities each year.
We live and work in the region, so we know how important it is to do our job with a focus on safety, quality, reliability and value-for-money – because we depend on it too. South East Queensland is our home and we are determined to shape and deliver the region’s future prosperity.
Seqwater was formed on 1 January 2013 through a merger of three State-owned water businesses, the SEQ Water Grid Manager, LinkWater and the former Seqwater. We are also now responsible for the long term planning of the region’s future water needs, a function that was formerly undertaken by the Queensland Water Commission.