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Gold Coast mayor rejects water price hikes

, On Friday 11 February 2011, 11:52 EST

Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke says the water company Allconnex has been told forecast price increases are not acceptable.

In a written statement, Mr Clarke said the mayors of Redlands and Logan joined him in rejecting increases of up to 23 per cent.

The three councils are shareholders in Allconnex.

The water company advised the mayors it will outline future price increases within two weeks.