Review of Queensland's energy legislation
The energy sector is undergoing significant transformation. In light of these changes and in response to suggestions from stakeholders, the Queensland Government is reviewing its state energy laws to ensure they are relevant.
The laws being reviewed are the Electricity Act 1994, the Gas Supply Act 2003, the Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006 and the Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984.
Following consultation on an issues paper in 2018, the government is now seeking feedback on an options paper.
The options paper contains proposals to modernise Queensland’s state energy laws and is supported by detailed regulatory impact statements. Stakeholder feedback to this options paper will inform the next stage of the review, which will conclude with the release of a decision paper. Legislative amendments and implementation will commence after stage three.
Have your say
Industry, community organisations and individuals are invited to provide feedback on the proposals set out in the options papers:
- Review of Queensland’s energy legislation – Part 1: Summary RIS (PDF, 1.8MB)
- Review of Queensland Energy Legislation – Part 2: Detailed RIS (PDF, 4.2MB)
You can provide feedback by completing an online questionnaire.
Consultation closes on 31 January 2020.
Dispute resolution for residential embedded network customers
Section 2.8.1 of the options paper relates to options to enable residential customers of embedded networks to access the services of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland. Embedded networks are privately owned infrastructure used to deliver power to customers, and can include residential apartments, caravan parks and manufactured homes parks.
For more information, email Energy.Reform@dnrme.qld.gov.au.
Consultation closes on 31 January 2020.
Note: If you would like to provide feedback on the broader range of topics discussed in the options paper – including Section 2.8.1 – complete the online questionnaire.
For more information, email email@example.com.
An initial consultation was held on 8 May 2018 to 19 June 2018 – Review of Queensland energy legislation: issues paper (PDF, 605.9KB).
This included a series of targeted stakeholder forums and an opportunity to make written submissions.
Non-confidential submissions are listed below.
Note: The following files may not be fully accessible by assistive readers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to access these in a different format.
The opinions expressed in the submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Queensland Government. Confidential submissions have not been published.
- Advisory Council to the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland ( PDF, 142.4KB)
- Australian Conservation Foundation ( PDF, 750.3KB)
- Australian Energy Council ( PDF, 508.1KB)
- Australian Gas Infrastructure Group ( PDF, 314.6KB)
- Australian Sugar Milling Council ( PDF, 350.3KB)
- AusNet Services ( PDF, 164.7KB)
- Ms Lorna Barton ( PDF, 343.7KB)
- Mr Trevor Berrill ( PDF, 685.2KB)
- Ms Carole Cawsey ( PDF, 497.4KB)
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland ( PDF, 242.7KB)
- Cotton Australia ( PDF, 220.8KB)
- Mr Cameron Cudahy ( PDF, 413.5KB)
- Environmental Defenders Office ( PDF, 108.1KB)
- Energy Australia ( PDF, 127.6KB)
- Energy Queensland ( PDF, 624.9KB)
- Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland ( PDF, 492.9KB)
- Financial Counsellors’ Association of Queensland ( PDF, 465.4KB)
- Mr Adam Gowlett ( PDF, 647.0KB)
- Housing Industry Association ( PDF, 282.5KB)
- Julie ( PDF, 412.3KB)
- Local Government Association of Queensland ( PDF, 786.2KB)
- Master Builders Queensland ( PDF, 136.2KB)
- Master Electricians Australia ( PDF, 338.2KB)
- Meridian Energy ( PDF, 99.6KB)
- Origin Energy ( PDF, 475.3KB)
- Pacific Hydro ( PDF, 133.9KB)
- Property Council of Australia ( PDF, 757.7KB)
- Powerlink ( PDF, 517.9KB)
- Queensland Consumers Association ( PDF, 546.5KB)
- Queensland Conservation Council ( PDF, 724.6KB)
- Queensland Council of Social Service ( PDF, 691.0KB)
- Queensland Farmers’ Federation ( PDF, 558.5KB)
- Red Energy and Lumo Energy ( PDF, 278.7KB)
- Redback Technologies ( PDF, 101.5KB)
- Rheem ( PDF, 619.0KB)
- Rio Tinto ( PDF, 84.2KB)
- Shopping Centre Council of Australia ( PDF, 164.0KB)
- Smart Energy Council ( PDF, 547.9KB)
- Simply Energy ( PDF, 90.1KB)
- Vector ( PDF, 300.5KB)
- Ms Hannelie Whitehead ( PDF, 488.0KB)
- Windlab ( PDF, 654.3KB)
Last reviewed 28 November 2018