Seqwater is the Queensland Government statutory authority responsible for providing a safe, secure and cost-effective bulk drinking water supply for 3.1 million people across South East Queensland. We also:
- provide essential flood mitigation services
- manage catchment health and offer community recreation facilities
- provide water for irrigation to about 1,200 farmers across seven water supply schemes.
We are 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 up to $12 billion of water supply assets - including the SEQ Water Grid - 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 around the region, from the Sunshine Coast to Greater Brisbane, to Redlands and south to the Gold Coast.
Seqwater also manages recreation facilities at our dams, lakes and parks that provide more than 50% of the green space in SEQ outside of national parks.
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 also assumed some responsibilities undertaken by the former Queensland Water Commission, such as the long term planning of the region's future water needs.
Our vision | Water for life
We are respected as a leading water authority.
By excelling locally and thinking globally, our knowledge and expertise is guiding water policy, and the use of technology in our industry.
We are a safe, inclusive workplace that supports diversity and opportunity. We invest in our people and empower them to make decisions and challenge the status quo.
We respect the traditional owners of the land, catchments and waterways on which we operate, and seek to continue their tradition of stewardship. By partnering with our communities, customers and government, we are helping shape liveable, healthy catchments and communities for generations to come.
Our promise | Safe for life
Our promise reflects our ongoing commitment to keeping ourselves each other and our communities safe at work and at home - everyday, always.
- Integrity - be honest and do the right thing.
- Respect - work together, seek to understand, value differences and bring your best
- Care - look after yourself, each other and our communities
- Courage - speak up, find better ways, lead by example.