Final advice17 Nov 2016
The ACCC provided its final advice to the Minister on 21 September 2016. The Minister publicly released this advice and on 15 November 2016 gave notice of his intention to repeal Part 5 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010, consistent with the ACCC’s rule advice 5-L.
On 31 January 2017, the Minister made rules to repeal Part 5 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010. This removed requirements on certain operators to produce five-yearly Network Service Plans, consultation papers and information statements. The amended rules commenced on 1 July 2017.
The Minister then considered the remainder of the ACCC’s final advice. On 3 April 2019 the Minister amended the rules, including combining the three sets of rules into the Water Charge Rules 2010.
See: 2019 amendments
Final advice documents
The Final Advice sets out the ACCC’s recommendations to amend the water charge rules.
The Proposed Water Charge Rules Amending Instrument sets out the legislative amendments required to give effect to the final advice.
The Proposed Water Charge Rules is the legislative instrument that would result if these amendments were adopted.