Energy Queensland Customer and Community Council

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The Energy Queensland Customer and Community Council is a forum that enables Energy Queensland to work in partnership with organisations that represent our customers and communities.

It explores strategic issues relating to customer and community needs and expectations, emerging customer and community issues and initiatives in energy infrastructure and services, and the provision of energy solutions across Queensland

The Energy Queensland Customer and Community Council is sponsored by Michael Dart, Executive General Manager, Customer, and Chaired by Kenny Mizzi, Manager Customer Advocacy.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Customer and Community Council please email customeradvocacy@energyq.com.au

You can also find out more by viewing the Terms of Reference of the Customer and Community Council.


Our Customer Council Members:

Rebecca Andrews

State Head - Queensland

Australian Industry Group (AI Group)


The Ai Group is a peak national employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors. Together with partner organisations we represent the interests of more than 60,000 businesses employing more than 1 million staff.

Our members are small and large businesses in sectors including manufacturing, construction, engineering, transport & logistics, labour hire, mining services, the defence industry, civil airlines and ICT.


Rebecca Andrews

Dale Holliss

Manager

Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group (BRIG)




Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group (BRIG) was established to represent irrigators in the Bundaberg district across a range of food and fibre commodity groups.

The water energy nexus is not well understood outside the irrigated farming community, however water and energy are the most important inputs to our various cropping systems with a majority (cira90%) of our irrigation systems powered by grid supplied electricity.


Dale Holliss


Frank Edwards

Industry Engagement Manager

Capricorn Enterprise


Capricorn Enterprise is responsible for strategically supporting and developing industry projects, attracting large scale investment and driving the region’s economy forward.

Capricorn Enterprise seeks to be recognised as a vibrant and professional organisation that delivers sound leadership to the Capricorn region’s tourist operators and helps drive the future development of events, business & leisure tourism in the region.



Frank Edwards


Cherie Josephson

Manager Policy & Advocacy

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ)


CCIQ has been a trusted voice for Queensland business for 150 years. That's because we take an evidence-based and independent approach when we advocate to make Queensland the best place in the world to do business.

We collaborated with business owners across the state through our regional policy groups and led discussions with local chambers and other industry associations.



Cherie Josephson



Robyn Robinson

Director

Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTA)






Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland is Queensland’s peak organisation for seniors, advancing the rights, needs, interests and futures of people as we age. With the large and growing number of older people in our state, we work to influence positive outcomes for Queenslanders.

We provide a connection point for older people, their families and communities, organisations, and Governments at all levels
to address issues for Queenslanders and co-create change.



Robyn Robinson



Caroline Valente

Senior Policy Advocate

Energy Consumers Australia




Energy Consumers Australia is the independent, national voice for residential and small business energy consumers.

We enable residential and small business energy consumers to have their voices heard by the sector by working with other consumer groups to gather evidence-based research with a national perspective, distil it to key viewpoints, and feed it back to the market to influence outcomes.



Caroline Valente


Mark Grenning

Director Policy and Regulation

Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA)



The EUAA is the trusted and relentless voice within the energy sector, seeking a competitive, reliable and sustainable energy supply for all energy users.

The EUAA provides a timely and professional service to members in four key areas: Policy Development, Advocacy, Information and Networking.




Mark Grenning


Anthony King

Senior Technical Advisor

Master Electricians Australia (MEA)




Master Electricians Australia has a membership nationally in the order of 10000 licensed electrical contractors with a high percentage of that total based in Queensland.

MEA supports the end users of all electrical installations and advocates for the electrical industry and community, creating a point of difference for our members by delivering education, safety and business support.



Anthony King


Mike Furness

Policy Advisor – Infrastructure, Economics and Regional Development

Local Government Association Queensland (LGAQ)



The LGAQ represents Queensland’s 77 councils, including the broader urban community and the most regional and remote areas.

As members of the LGAQ, Queensland councils bring together their influence and use it to advocate for changes that will improve the lives of their communities.



Mike Furness


Andrew Barger

Policy Director

Queensland Resources Council

QRC is the peak body for mining, energy and petroleum in Queensland.

In close collaboration with member companies, kindred organisations, regional partners and key stakeholders, the QRC works to achieve positive outcomes for QRC members.


Andrew Barger


Wendy Miller

Senior Advisor - Energy

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)



QCOSS is the Queensland social service sector peak body with 511 members organisations.

QCOSS’ vision for the equality, opportunity and wellbeing for all people across all communities illustrates our interest in supporting all people across all communities.



Wendy Miller


Sharon McIntosh

Policy Advisor, Water & Energy

Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF)


QFF is a federation that represents the interests of peak state and national agriculture industry organisations, which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across Queensland.

QFF’s mission is to secure a strong and sustainable future for Queensland farmers by representing the common interests of our member organisations.




Sharon McIntosh



Judene Andrews

Manager Environmental Sustainability

Uniting Care Queensland



UnitingCare is one of the largest charity organisations in Australia delivering health, aged care, disability and community services to thousands of people a day throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory.

UnitingCare has over 17,000 staff, 9,600 volunteers operating out of 460 locations throughout Qld supporting 600,000 people including 4 private hospitals, 57 residential aged care facilities, 10 Lifeline Crisis Line Centres and 127 Lifeline retail stores.



Judene Andrews



Martin Zaltron

Manager of Policy

Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)

The Queensland office of the UDIA represents all regions through our branch structure and become the peak body for the development industry.

Toward 1,000 companies are members of the Institute, with these companies directly employing around 250,000 people in Queensland and contributed $26 billion to the Queensland Economy in 2017.



Martin Zaltron


The Energy Queensland Customer and Community Council is a forum that enables Energy Queensland to work in partnership with organisations that represent our customers and communities.

It explores strategic issues relating to customer and community needs and expectations, emerging customer and community issues and initiatives in energy infrastructure and services, and the provision of energy solutions across Queensland

The Energy Queensland Customer and Community Council is sponsored by Michael Dart, Executive General Manager, Customer, and Chaired by Kenny Mizzi, Manager Customer Advocacy.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Customer and Community Council please email customeradvocacy@energyq.com.au

You can also find out more by viewing the Terms of Reference of the Customer and Community Council.


Our Customer Council Members:

Rebecca Andrews

State Head - Queensland

Australian Industry Group (AI Group)


The Ai Group is a peak national employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors. Together with partner organisations we represent the interests of more than 60,000 businesses employing more than 1 million staff.

Our members are small and large businesses in sectors including manufacturing, construction, engineering, transport & logistics, labour hire, mining services, the defence industry, civil airlines and ICT.


Rebecca Andrews

Dale Holliss

Manager

Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group (BRIG)




Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group (BRIG) was established to represent irrigators in the Bundaberg district across a range of food and fibre commodity groups.

The water energy nexus is not well understood outside the irrigated farming community, however water and energy are the most important inputs to our various cropping systems with a majority (cira90%) of our irrigation systems powered by grid supplied electricity.


Dale Holliss


Frank Edwards

Industry Engagement Manager

Capricorn Enterprise


Capricorn Enterprise is responsible for strategically supporting and developing industry projects, attracting large scale investment and driving the region’s economy forward.

Capricorn Enterprise seeks to be recognised as a vibrant and professional organisation that delivers sound leadership to the Capricorn region’s tourist operators and helps drive the future development of events, business & leisure tourism in the region.



Frank Edwards


Cherie Josephson

Manager Policy & Advocacy

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ)


CCIQ has been a trusted voice for Queensland business for 150 years. That's because we take an evidence-based and independent approach when we advocate to make Queensland the best place in the world to do business.

We collaborated with business owners across the state through our regional policy groups and led discussions with local chambers and other industry associations.



Cherie Josephson



Robyn Robinson

Director

Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTA)






Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland is Queensland’s peak organisation for seniors, advancing the rights, needs, interests and futures of people as we age. With the large and growing number of older people in our state, we work to influence positive outcomes for Queenslanders.

We provide a connection point for older people, their families and communities, organisations, and Governments at all levels
to address issues for Queenslanders and co-create change.



Robyn Robinson



Caroline Valente

Senior Policy Advocate

Energy Consumers Australia




Energy Consumers Australia is the independent, national voice for residential and small business energy consumers.

We enable residential and small business energy consumers to have their voices heard by the sector by working with other consumer groups to gather evidence-based research with a national perspective, distil it to key viewpoints, and feed it back to the market to influence outcomes.



Caroline Valente


Mark Grenning

Director Policy and Regulation

Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA)



The EUAA is the trusted and relentless voice within the energy sector, seeking a competitive, reliable and sustainable energy supply for all energy users.

The EUAA provides a timely and professional service to members in four key areas: Policy Development, Advocacy, Information and Networking.




Mark Grenning


Anthony King

Senior Technical Advisor

Master Electricians Australia (MEA)




Master Electricians Australia has a membership nationally in the order of 10000 licensed electrical contractors with a high percentage of that total based in Queensland.

MEA supports the end users of all electrical installations and advocates for the electrical industry and community, creating a point of difference for our members by delivering education, safety and business support.



Anthony King


Mike Furness

Policy Advisor – Infrastructure, Economics and Regional Development

Local Government Association Queensland (LGAQ)



The LGAQ represents Queensland’s 77 councils, including the broader urban community and the most regional and remote areas.

As members of the LGAQ, Queensland councils bring together their influence and use it to advocate for changes that will improve the lives of their communities.



Mike Furness


Andrew Barger

Policy Director

Queensland Resources Council

QRC is the peak body for mining, energy and petroleum in Queensland.

In close collaboration with member companies, kindred organisations, regional partners and key stakeholders, the QRC works to achieve positive outcomes for QRC members.


Andrew Barger


Wendy Miller

Senior Advisor - Energy

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)



QCOSS is the Queensland social service sector peak body with 511 members organisations.

QCOSS’ vision for the equality, opportunity and wellbeing for all people across all communities illustrates our interest in supporting all people across all communities.



Wendy Miller


Sharon McIntosh

Policy Advisor, Water & Energy

Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF)


QFF is a federation that represents the interests of peak state and national agriculture industry organisations, which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across Queensland.

QFF’s mission is to secure a strong and sustainable future for Queensland farmers by representing the common interests of our member organisations.




Sharon McIntosh



Judene Andrews

Manager Environmental Sustainability

Uniting Care Queensland



UnitingCare is one of the largest charity organisations in Australia delivering health, aged care, disability and community services to thousands of people a day throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory.

UnitingCare has over 17,000 staff, 9,600 volunteers operating out of 460 locations throughout Qld supporting 600,000 people including 4 private hospitals, 57 residential aged care facilities, 10 Lifeline Crisis Line Centres and 127 Lifeline retail stores.



Judene Andrews



Martin Zaltron

Manager of Policy

Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)

The Queensland office of the UDIA represents all regions through our branch structure and become the peak body for the development industry.

Toward 1,000 companies are members of the Institute, with these companies directly employing around 250,000 people in Queensland and contributed $26 billion to the Queensland Economy in 2017.



Martin Zaltron


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