Seqwater is the Queensland Government Statutory Authority responsible for ensuring a safe, secure and reliable water supply for South East Queensland, as well as managing catchment health and providing recreational facilities to the community.
We manage more than $10 billion of traditional and climate-resilient water supply assets to ensure a consistent, high-quality supply for the people of South East Queensland (SEQ). These assets include:
- 26 dams and 47 weirs
- 46 water treatment plants
- a 600-kilometre bulk supply pipeline network
- the Gold Coast Desalination Plant
- the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme
- associated pump stations and balance tanks.
Seqwater has a strong research and development focus with partnerships with The University of Queensland and Griffith University and is the host institution for the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.
The region’s long term water security is managed under the South East Queensland Water Strategy, which was developed using a water balance model that considers climate variability, population growth and other regional factors affecting supply and demand. The strategy is based on three key principles:
managing water efficiently.
Seqwater undertakes long term demand modelling which allows us to manage supply more efficiently, as well as enact water conservation measures and drought response plans when needed.
An important part of ensuring a high-quality supply is managing the health of our region’s catchments, including more than 60,000 hectares of Seqwater owned land throughout SEQ. Seqwater takes a whole-of-catchment approach to water quality management, which also minimises our impact on the environment. This involves improving the biodiversity of the catchment and working towards more sustainable land use in partnership with our neighbours.
Seqwater also provides a range of recreation facilities to the community in the areas adjacent to our dams. We provide access to a range of water-based and on-shore activities while striving to balance the ongoing health of catchments and the quality of the region’s water supply.
Seqwater was formed on 1 January 2013 through a merger of the SEQ Water Grid Manager, LinkWater and the former Seqwater. The organisation has also taken on the water security and efficiency responsibilities previously performed by the Queensland Water Commission.
For more information about Seqwater download our Corporate Profile.
You can still access the websites for the former water entities: