Have your say on Queensland’s electricity future

17 Sep 2013 10:25 AMJann Stuckey

17 September 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP is calling on Currumbin residents and businesses to speak up on the future of Queensland’s electricity.

“Residents are invited to provide feedback on the Newman Government’s 30-year Electricity Strategy discussion paper as part of the current Six Month Action Plan,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Local residents, businesses and industry members now have the opportunity to give their views on the changes needed to address the immediate and long-term challenges for Queensland.

“This is a great state with great opportunity but we must make sure Currumbin consumers play a part in this significant reform.”

Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark McArdle said the Government could not attempt to put in place a long-term strategy without input from Queenslanders.

“The Newman Government is working hard to address the build-up of costs which are driving the unsustainable electricity price rises we have seen over the past few years,” Mr McArdle said.

“Having a strong electricity supply system relies on government and industry working together to establish a common understanding of the issues facing the sector and negotiating a way forward on key issues.”

The discussion paper is available at www.dews.qld.gov.au with submissions closing on 6 December 2013.

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