Review of the water charge rules: advice development

Final advice17 November 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