Brisbane to host workshop on rise to electricity prices

A workshop run by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) will give Brisbane residents the opportunity to voice their concerns over rising electricity prices.

This will take place this coming Thursday (March 7), with locals allowed to provide their thoughts on the issue before the organisation makes its final decision on an increase by May 31.

The feedback initiative will give residents and business owners a chance to say how a rise will impact them, said state energy minister Mark McArdle.

"The QCA recently released its draft determination on regulated retail electricity prices for the next financial year," he explained.

"The government has made it clear that the proposed price increases outlined in the determination are unacceptable and we will be doing everything we can to reduce the impact on families and electricity users across the state."

Other centres that have hosted such forums include Cairns, Mareeba, Townsville, Ayr, Mackay, Gatton and Emerald.

Bundaberg residents will have their chance for a say at a similar event this coming Friday.

However, if locals can't make it to the workshops, they can hand in a written submission until March 22.

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Posted by Charlie Moore