Water charge planning & management information rules 2010 - explanatory statement

The Water Act 2007 (the Act) provides for the Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water to make rules regulating certain types of water charges in the Murray-Darling Basin, including charges for water planning and water management activities.

Water charge rules must contribute to achieving the Basin water charging objectives and principles set out in Schedule 2 of the Act, which are based on best practice water pricing agreements under the National Water Initiative.