Water regulations

Under the QCA Act, the Queensland Competition Authority's roles in relation to the water industry are to:

  • investigate and report on the pricing practices of certain declared monopoly or near monopoly business activities of State and local governments
  • receive, investigate and report on competitive neutrality complaints
  • mediate and/or arbitrate access disputes and water supply disputes
  • investigate and report on matters relevant to the implementation of competition policy (section 10(e) of the QCA Act).

A business activity may be declared a government monopoly business activity either by regulation or by Ministerial declaration.

The main sources of regulation relevant to our role in the water sector are: