Codes and guidelines
Pursuant to Part 4 of the Essential Services Commission Act, the Commission is
empowered to make industry codes and rules regulating the conduct or operations
of a regulated industry or regulated entities. The Commission has made a number
of relevant industry codes and compliance with relevant codes is a mandatory
condition of each water licence issued by the Commission.
Pursuant to section 8 of the Essential Services Commission Act, the
Commission is empowered to publish guidelines relating to the performance of its
functions as set out in section 5 of that Act (which include performance
monitoring and compliance). In order to assist the Commission to fulfil various
functions, it has issued the guidelines to licensees relating to the manner in
which they report various matters to the Commission.