Water charge infrastructure rules 2010 - explanatory statement

The Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 (WCIR) are made under section 92(1) of the Water Act 2007 (the Act).

The WCIR deal with fees for access to an irrigation network and bulk water charges. The charges covered by the WCIR also include any charges prescribed by regulations made for the purposes of s 91(1)(d) of the Act.

This explanatory statement refers to the WCIR released on 21 December 2010.

References in this explanatory memorandum to Part 5 of the WCIR (Rules 16 to 22) are for historical interest only as, on 1 July 2017, Part 5 was removed from the WCIR. This removal formed part of the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources’ response to the ACCC’s 2016 review of the water charge rules.  

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