icon-inquiry Inquiry into regulatory arrangements for small-scale and off-grid water, gas and electricity services

  • Project Released: 15 Aug 2016
  • Project Closes: Jun 2020
  • Contact: Sean McComish


The Commission has formed the view that an inquiry into the way in which it regulates small-scale utility operations is necessary and desirable at this time to ensure that the regulatory frameworks it applies under industry regulation Acts is consistent with its primary statutory objective, and is proportionate and responsive to recent and emerging issues.

The Commission is to inquire into appropriate regulatory arrangements (including subsidiary regulatory instruments such as industry codes) and price regulation arrangements to apply in relation to small-scale water supplies, sewerage services, non-national market electricity and reticulated Liquid Petroleum Gas supplies (small scale water, sewerage and energy services), for the purposes of carrying out its functions.


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The Commission has received 14 submissions on the Inquiry’s Framework and Approach Paper. The Commission thanks those who provided submissions to the Framework and Approach Paper and those who attended meetings with the Commission. 

The Commission will consider all submissions as it prepares its Draft Report.


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