FNQ Water Alliance 

The effective provision of urban water supply and wastewater services is an important element of local government responsibility. Water security is considered essential for any economic growth in the Far North Queensland (FNQ) region. Whilst our region has significant rainfall, our ability to store water for urban use is reaching (or in some cases reached) capacity which will inhibit growth into the future.

The experience within the Industry suggests that a collaborative approach can provide significant benefits both directly (through skill sharing and improved economies of scale) and indirectly (via proactive and consistent engagement with State Government agencies and other stakeholders).

In 2014 the FNQROC Board directed the FNQ Water Alliance technical committee to continue the collaborative efforts and to improve the four keys areas of:

1)      Strategic Asset Management

2)      Regional Demand and Supply Assessment

3)      Legislative Requirements (DWQMS and EMS)

4)      Full cost pricing

To achieve the Board objectives members will work together to:

  • Share information about programmes and projects in participating local governments to ensure timely awareness of emerging issues and opportunities
  • Identify, create and pursue opportunities for cross local government (and other agencies and industry) alignment and coordination in service delivery
  • Provision of timely and comprehensive advice to participating local governments.
  • Enhance management and operational capacity of local governments
  • Promote and support professional development among staff within the region
  • Provide and lead the FNQROC on policy and procedures for urban water supplies

The FNQ Water Alliance was established in 2012. General meetings are held quarterly comprising of members of FNQROC.  Representatives from Qld Water, LGAQ, Dept of Energy and Water Supply regularly attend the regional meetings.



FNQ Water Alliance Terms of Reference - 2016

AEC QWRAP report 13 November 2013 - Investigating Potential Collaborative mechanisms for FNQ Urban Water services


For further information, please contact FNQROC Regional Strategic Infrastructure Coordinator:

Lachlan Rankine

Phone 4044 3684  l Mobile 0428 486 447

Email: email/l.rankine)(fnqroc.qld.gov.au