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

  • Project Released: 9 May 2016
  • Project Closes: Feb 2017
  • 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. 

 

Status

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Further information

Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd was granted an exemption from the requirement to be licensed as a water retailer on 22 December 2016. The exemption was issued for a three year period, expiring on 31 December 2019.

The Commission is currently considering whether to extend the term of this exemption for a further three year period. Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd has provided the Commission with information for consideration in support of an extension, which is summarised below:

  • It considers the non-potable water retail service it is supplying to 75 customers in the Adelaide Hills is a community service.
  • Interruptions have decreased over the period as there has been upgrades to the network to support reliability.
  • There has been no complaints received in respect of the water retail service since the exemption was issued.
  • The price structure has remained the same since the exemption was issued
  • It has complied with the conditions of the exemption since it was issued.

In considering whether to extend the term of the exemption, the Commission has regard to relevant provisions set out in the Water Industry Act 2012. It also has 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. 

In making its decision, the Commission will also consider advice from the Office of the Technical Regulator. 

The Commission is undertaking public consultation in relation to this application for the extension of the term of Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd’s exemption until 5 December 2019. Submissions from interested parties are welcome.

 

Final

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.

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