Water projects

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Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry Inquiry Submissions due
30 October 2020

The ACCC has been directed to conduct an inquiry into markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Water trading rules: advice to the Murray Darling Basin Authority about section 12.02 Policy advice Finalised

On 3 March 2020, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) requested the ACCC provide its advice on the operation of sub-sections 12.02(2) to (4) of the Basin Plan water trading rules (the 12.02 provisions), to inform its review of these provisions as required under the Basin Plan 2012 (Cth). The ACCC provided this advice to the MDBA on 1 June 2020.

Review of the water charge rules: advice development Policy advice Finalised
9 December 2019

In response to a recommendation from the Independent Review of the Water Act 2007 in 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment wrote to the ACCC requesting advice on possible amendments to the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010, Water Charge (Planning and Management Information) Rules 2010, and Water Charge (Termination Fees) Rules 2009.

ESCV application for accreditation (2019) under the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 Accreditation application Finalised

The Essential Services Commission (Victoria) (ESCV) has applied to become the accredited regulator for the period 17 February 2022 to 16 February 2032.  

Water trading rules amendments: advice development Policy advice Finalised
24/11/2016

On 18 August 2016 the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) requested the ACCC’s advice on possible amendments to the Basin Plan water trading rules, which form Chapter 12 of the Basin Plan 2012 (Cth).

WaterNSW: annual review of regulated charges 2016-17 Price determination Finalised
19 May 2016

The ACCC has completed its second annual review of Water NSW’s regulated charges for water infrastructure services in the Murray-Darling Basin. This review applies to charges for 2016-17, the third and last year of the regulatory period 2014–17.

IPART application for accreditation under the water charge (infrastructure) rules Accreditation application Finalised
23 September 2015

On 23 September 2015, the ACCC made a Final Decision to accredit IPART under Part 9 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 (WCIR).

Water charge (infrastructure) rules: accreditation arrangements Policy advice Finalised
23 September 2015

The ACCC provided its final advice on the water infrastructure charge rules on 26 June 2009.

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