QWRAP is an industry-led initiative to investigate regional collaboration on water and sewerage services in regional Queensland. The program is a collaboration among the LGAQ, qldwater, the Queensland Government, through the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (DRDMW, previously the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy) and over 30 participating councils. It provides a formal opportunity for councils to consider collaboration and alternative regional arrangements for managing services.
Joint regional projects have provided multiple benefits and savings in all QWRAP regions.
Five regions are funded through QWRAP and three have created formal Regional Water Alliances.
A regional maturity model focuses QWRAP funding on projects demonstrating commitment to regionalisation by participating councils.
State-wide research projects to inform council deliberation about regional approaches and the importance of reform of the urban water industry.