icon-rees REES Code proposed amendments 2014

  • Project Released: 02 Oct 2014
  • Project Closes: 18 Dec 2014
  • Contact: Chantelle Hobart


On 29 November 2013, the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy announced that the Government of South Australia will extend REES to 2020 and expand it to include small businesses. On 18 August 2014, the Department of State Development released a consultation paper on the proposed REES thresholds, metrics and activity specifications to apply from 1 January 2015.

To reflect the proposed changes the Commission has reviewed and proposes changes to the REES Code.


Current status is Final

  • Draft
  • Final


The Commission has completed its review of the REES Code.

The Commission did not receive any written submissions on the draft decision (released October 2014) . However, it has had stakeholder discussions on the proposed amendments to the REES Code. Having reflected the changes required as a result of the Minister finalising the scheme’s targets and thresholds, and with the benefit of further research and consideration, the Commission now releases its final decision. The amended version of the REES Code (REESC/08) will become effective from 1 January 2015. The Commission has also issued a guideline on the statistical information requirements for the purposes of determining a retailer’s obligations under REES.