Bond University Assistant Professor Victoria Baumfield, who studied water cost in the region . . .

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ABC Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, 07:30 News, Newsreader 07 May 2018 7:32 AM

Duration: 0 min 46 secs • ASR AUD 212 • QLD • Australia • Bond University - Radio & TV • ID: X00074528453

Bond University Assistant Professor Victoria Baumfield, who studied water cost in the region, says water usage charges at the Gold Coast are nearly doubled what Sydney residents pay, while the price of connecting to water is at least $120 a year more than it is in the Harbour City. Baumfield says infrastructure costs blow out and South East Qld's high level of debt is to blame. However, Qld Minister for Water, Anthony Lynham, says the infrastructures are necessary and an independent regulator has investigated Seqwater's pricing.

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7,700 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 3,700 FEMALE 16+

Subject

SE Qld water pricing.

Period7 May 2018

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  • TitleBond University Assistant Professor Victoria Baumfield, who studied water cost in the region ...
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Sunshine Coast (FM Radio)
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size0 min 46 secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date7/05/18
    DescriptionABC Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, 07:30 News, Newsreader 07 May 2018 7:32 AM Duration: 0 min 46 secs • ASR AUD 212 • QLD • Australia • Bond University - Radio & TV • ID: X00074528453 Bond University Assistant Professor Victoria Baumfield, who studied water cost in the region, says water usage charges at the Gold Coast are nearly doubled what Sydney residents pay, while the price of connecting to water is at least $120 a year more than it is in the Harbour City. Baumfield says infrastructure costs blow out and South East Qld's high level of debt is to blame. However, Qld Minister for Water, Anthony Lynham, says the infrastructures are necessary and an independent regulator has investigated Seqwater's pricing. Audience 7,700 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 3,700 FEMALE 16+
    PersonsVictoria Baumfield