WaterNSW: Decisions under Part 6 of the Water Charge Rules 2010

WaterNSW - Part 6 ceasing decision14 April 2022

On 13 April 2022, the ACCC formed the view that WaterNSW will cease to be a Part 6 operator under rule 23 of the Water Charge Rules 2010 (WCR) after 30 June 2025.

This is because the ACCC considers that WaterNSW will be required to have all its infrastructure charges determined or approved by a single state agency under a law of the State, in way that is consistent with subrule 29(2)(b) of the water charge rules after the end of WaterNSW’s current regulatory period.

This means that after 30 June 2025, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) will set WaterNSW’s infrastructure charges under NSW state law and won't need an exemption under the water charge rules to do so.