Bond University's Assistant Professor Victoria Baumfield says on the Gold Coast, usage charges are nearly double what Sydney residents pay

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ABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, 07:30 News, Newsreader 07 May 2018 7:32 AM Duration: 0 min 45 secs • ASR AUD 215 • QLD • Australia • Bond University - Radio & TV • ID: X00074529075

Bond University's Assistant Professor Victoria Baumfield says on the Gold Coast, usage charges are nearly double 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. She says infrastructure caused blowouts and South East Queensland Water's high level of debt are to blame. Qld Water Minister Anthony Lynham says drought proofing infrastructure was necessary and an independent regulator has investigated Seqwater's pricing.

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8,000 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 5,000 FEMALE 16+

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SE Qld water pricing.

Period7 May 2018

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  • TitleBond University's Assistant Professor Victoria Baumfield says on the Gold Coast, usage charges are nearly double what Sydney residents pay
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Gold Coast (FM radio)
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size0 min 45 secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date7/05/18
    DescriptionABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, 07:30 News, Newsreader 07 May 2018 7:32 AM Duration: 0 min 45 secs • ASR AUD 215 • QLD • Australia • Bond University - Radio & TV • ID: X00074529075 Bond University's Assistant Professor Victoria Baumfield says on the Gold Coast, usage charges are nearly double 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. She says infrastructure caused blowouts and South East Queensland Water's high level of debt are to blame. Qld Water Minister Anthony Lynham says drought proofing infrastructure was necessary and an independent regulator has investigated Seqwater's pricing. Audience 8,000 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 5,000 FEMALE 16+
    Producer/AuthorElise Kinsella
    PersonsVictoria Baumfield