In some cases, water usage has gone well over the voluntary conservation water use target of 200 litres per person per day, in areas such as the Gold Coast, Redlands, the Sunshine Coast and the Scenic Rim.
However, neither the Queensland Water Commission nor the Australian Water Association says it plans to warn southeast Queenslanders their water usage is increasing rapidly. "Whilst consumption is increasing, our monitoring shows that southeast Queensland's usage is still under 200 litres per person per day," a Queensland Water Commission spokesman said. Water usage in the fortnight which ended on November 7 showed: Water use is lower in the Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Lockyer Valley council areas, with the region recording 174 litres per person per day.
"Brisbane should plan to expand its network of busways as more questions are asked of its toll tunnels, according to one of the country's leading transport experts. Brisbane has the Southeast Busway, the Eastern
Busway, the Northern Busway and the Boggo Road Busway. Professor Hensher said he favoured expanding busways in an urban renewal project, over building a Brisbane "outer ring road", a policy that has been considered and rejected before. The paper, Review of Traffic Forecasting Performance of Toll Roads, was critical of traffic estimates on toll roads."