icon-water Water retail licence variation - Alano Utilities

  • Project Released: 10 Oct 2014
  • Project Closes: 22 Dec 2014
  • Contact: Julie Dixon

Overview

The Commission has received an application from Alano Utilities Pty Ltd for a variation to its water industry retail licence in accordance with the Water Industry Act 2012.

Status

Current status is Final

  • Initiate
  • Final

Variation - Sewerage retail services at Aston Hills

On 10 October 2014, Alano applied to the Commission for a variation to its water retail licence.  Specifically, Alano applied to have the area covered by its licence extended so that it would be authorised to retail sewerage services to customers located within stage 1 of the Aston Hills development at Mount Barker (which includes the construction of infrastructure necessary to provide this service). Stage 1 consists of 160 residential allotments.

The Commission undertook two rounds of public consultation in relation to the application and received 11 submissions from stakeholders.

In making its decision, the Commission has been assisted by the submissions it has received. It has carefully considered the issues raised by stakeholders through the consultation period and, where relevant, incorporated some of the suggestions made. While the Commission did not adopt all positions put in submissions, all submissions were helpful in informing the consideration of the relevant issues and the competing viewpoints.

Further, the Commission has considered advice received from the Department of Health, the Environmental Protection Authority and the Office of the Technical Regulator in relation to the technical, environmental and public health and safety matters relevant to the application.

Finally, 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 industries) and determined that all relevant criteria have been satisfied.