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Agency ID11459
TitleDepartment of Energy and Water Supply
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 3/4/2012
End Date 12/12/2017
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for energy and water utilities, and bulk water supply, distribution and retail arrangements

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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 2012, vol. 359, no. 77, pp. 873, 890
Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 11 November 2013, vol. 363, no. 45, pp. 586 - 587
Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 16 February 2015, vol. 368, no. 34, pp. 372 - 407
Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 12 December 2017, vol. 376, no.97, pp. 671 - 680
Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 21 December 2017, vol. 376, no.103, pp. 705 - 747
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Legislation

Establishing Public Service Act 2008: Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2012
Abolishing Public Service Act 2008 : Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 3) 2017
Administered Acts administered are listed in Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 2) 2013, Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 11 November 2013, vol. 364, no. 51, p. 331:
Electricity Act 1994
Electricity (National Scheme Qld) Act 1997
Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006
Gas Supply Act 2003
Gladstone Power Station Agreement Act 1993
Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984
National Energy Retail Law (Qld) Act 2014
National Gas (Qld) Act 2008
Nuclear Facilities Prohibition Act 2007
South-East Qld Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2007 (jointly administered)
Water Act 2000 (partly) (jointly administered)
Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Qld) Act 2005
Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008

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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Under Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2012, the Department of Energy and Water Supply was established on 3 April 2012.

On 16 February 2015, under the Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 1) 2015, this Department continued to operate under the same name and previous responsibilities.

FUNCTIONS:
Energy and water utilities including -
-Clean energy
-Electricity and gas sectors and markets regulation, monitoring and consumer protection
-Energy efficiency, conservation and demand management
-Energy industry development
-Nuclear energy policy
-Renewable energy
-Reticulated fuel gas distribution and retail
-Sufficiency of supply of fuel gas and liquid fuel

Bulk water supply, distribution and retail arrangements
Management of water supply emergencies (from 1 July 2013)
Protection of public health and safety in provision of water and sewerage services (from 1 July 2013)
Safe operation and management of referable dams (from 1 July 2013)
Water recycling strategy (from 1 July 2013)
Water supply policy, planning and regulation (from 1 July 2013)


ABOLITION:
On 12 December 2017, under Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 3) 2017, the functions of the Department of Energy and Water Supply were transferred to the new Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11459, Department of Energy and Water Supply
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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