icon-water SA Water third party access regime review 2019

  • Project Released: 2 Nov 2018
  • Project Closes: Apr 2019
  • Contact: Angus Bruce


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.



Current status is Initiate

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The Commission has released a consultation paper that seeks to obtain evidence from stakeholders to justify the continuation (or otherwise), of the SA Water third party access regime beyond 1 July 2019.

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

The Commission invites written submissions on this paper by Friday, 7 December 2018. 

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