Water

The ACCC has legislated functions regarding enforcement, price setting, monitoring and reporting in water markets.

Projects

Title Type Status
State Water's regulated charges: 2014-17 review Price determination Ongoing
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017

Under the Water charge (infrastructure) rules 2010 (WCIR) the ACCC is the regulator responsible for approving or determining State Water’s regulated charges in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) to apply for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017. State Water's MDB charges were previously regulated by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

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Water charge (infrastructure) rules: accreditation arrangements Policy advice Finalised
17/02/2012
The ACCC provided its final advice on the water infrastructure charge rules on 26 June 2009.

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Water charge (infrastructure) rules: advice development Policy advice Finalised
12/01/2011
The Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 commenced on 12 January 2011 after being made by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

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Water charge (termination fees) amendment rules: advice development Policy advice Finalised
17/02/2011
The amendments were registered on 16 February 2011 and commenced on 17 February 2011.

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Water trading rules: advice development Policy advice Finalised
8/10/2010
The ACCC received a number of submissions from stakeholders and interested parties during the development of the Water Trading Rules advice.

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Water charge (planning & management) rules: advice development Policy advice Finalised
10/03/2011
The rules relate to water planning and management charges in the Murray-Darling Basin, and require information on these charges to be published.

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Amendments to the water market rules & the water charge (termination fees) rules Policy advice Finalised
01/03/2010
The minister wrote to the ACCC in September 2009 requesting advice on possible amendments of a technical nature to the rules

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Water market rules: advice development Policy advice Finalised
23/08/2009
In December 2007, the minister wrote to the ACCC requesting advice on the water market rules as required under ss.98(1) of the Water Act 2007 by December 2008.

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