icon-water Water retail licence application for exemption - Adelaide Hills Berry Farms

  • Project Released: 9 May 2016
  • Project Closes: Dec 2019
  • Contact: Julie Dixon

Overview

Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd provides non-potable water services to residential and non-residential customers in Uraidla. The Commission, with approval from the Minister, granted Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd an exemption from the requirement to hold a water retail licence under the Water Industry Act 2012. The exemption from the requirement to hold a water retail licence was approved on 22 December 2016, for a three year period ending 31 December 2019.

The Commission is currently considering whether to extend this exemption for a further three year period. 

 

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Current status is Final

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Final

On 19 December 2019, the Commission varied Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd water retail licence exemption by extending the term of the exemption until 31 December 2022.

The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received no submissions from stakeholders.

In considering whether to extend the term of the exemption, the Commission had regard to relevant provisions set out in the Water Industry Act 2012. It also had regard to its primary objective under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002, being the protection of the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services, and other factors as they apply to the Commission's role as an economic regulator of the South Australian water industry. The Commission determined that it was appropriate to vary the exemption and extend its term until 31 December 2019.

A copy of the varied Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd exemption may be accessed below.

Background

On 9 May 2016, Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd applied to the Commission for an exemption from the requirement to hold a water retail licence under the Water Industry Act 2012 (the Act). Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd provides non-potable water services to residential and non-residential customers in Uraidla.

The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received one submission.

The Commission has assessed the application against the relevant provisions of the Water Industry Act 2012 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (as they apply to the Commission's role as an economic regulator of the South Australian water and sewerage service industries) and determined that all relevant criteria had been satisfied.

The exemption from the requirement to hold a water retail licence was approved on 22 December 2016, for a 3 year period ending 31 December 2019.

A copy of the application, submission and exemption can be accessed below.