icon-water Water retail licence exemption application - Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation

  • Project Released: 04 Jan 2016
  • Project Closes: 10 Oct 2016
  • Contact: Julie Dixon

Overview

The Commission has received an application from the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for an exemption from the requirement to hold a water retail licence under the Water Industry Act 2012. The Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation provides a sewerage service to one non-residential customer.

Status

Current status is Final

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Final

On 4 January 2016, the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation applied to the Commission for an exemption from the requirement to hold a water retail licence under the Water Industry Act 2012. The Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation provides a sewerage service to one non-residential customer.

The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received no submissions from stakeholders.

The Commission has assessed the application against the relevant provisions of the Water Industry Act 2012 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (as they apply to the Commission's role as an economic regulator of the South Australian water and sewerage service industries) and determined that all relevant criteria had been satisfied for the issue of an exemption from the requirement to hold a licence.

The exemption from the requirement to hold a water retail licence was issued to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation on 10 October 2016. A copy of the application and exemption can be accessed below.