SA Water regulatory determination 2024 – Guidance paper 3: Assessing the regulatory business plan

14 Jul 2022


The Commission has released the third Guidance Paper for the SA Water Regulatory Determination 2024, setting out how the Commission will approach the assessment of SA Water’s Regulatory Business Plan for SA Water Regulatory Determination 2024.

A key element of the regulatory determination process is the development of a Regulatory Business Plan by SA Water, which details its proposed expenditures and service outcomes for the four-year regulatory period.

Guidance Paper 1 released in December 2021, sets out the Commission’s expectations for SA Water’s Regulatory Business Plan.

Guidance Paper 2, released in April 2022, sets out the Commission’s expectations for how SA Water will engage with stakeholders to develop its Regulatory Business Plan.

This Guidance Paper sets out, at a high level, the Commission’s approach to assessing the Regulatory Business Plan and the key areas of the Commission’s methodology that are expected to be consistent with the approach taken in SAWRD20. The approach set out in this paper should be taken into account by SA Water as it develops the Regulatory Business Plan, and is intended to maximise the transparency of the Commission’s work to prepare SAWRD24.

Feedback from stakeholders on any of these matters is welcome at any time.