The ERA provides independent economic advice to the State Government of Western Australia. The Governing can call on us at any time to conduct independent inquiries on important economic issues.
These inquiries can be on any economic issue and do not need to relate to the regulation of utilities. The inquiries result in recommendations to the Government and a report that must be tabled in Parliament.
Previous inquiry topics have included: Synergy’s electricity tariffs, Water Corporation’s tariffs, Horizon Power’s costs, how competition in the water sector could be enhanced, water resource management and planning charges, grain marketing, the chicken meat industry, school bus contracting, and the provision of shared corporate services within the public sector.
The number of inquiries we conduct varies as they are initiated the request of the State Treasurer.
Current inquiries are listed on the inquiries section of our website.
The following is a list of all the ERA's completed inquiries.