Review of water third party access regime – consultation paper

02 Nov 2018

On 1 July 2016, a regime was established that provides a framework for third parties to negotiate access to specified water and sewerage infrastructure services provided by SA Water, with the potential for arbitration should negotiations fail. The Commission is the regulator of that access regime. 

The Commission is required to review the effectiveness of the access regime in addressing the potential for information asymmetries and misuse of market power by SA Water in dealing with prospective third party access seekers.

The Commission is then required to make a recommendation to the Minister for Environment and Water as to whether or not the regime should continue from 1 July 2019 for a further five years.

Submissions to this review are invited from existing and potential access seekers, particularly those who have attempted to use the access regime. Submissions close 7 December 2018.


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