The Economic Regulation Authority administers Western Australia’s licensing scheme for water supply services and recently commenced its review of the current water licence template.
The objectives of the 2019 review are to ensure that water licences:
• Are consistent with applicable legislation
• Minimise licensee’s regulatory burden and compliance costs
• Have clear and consistent terms and conditions
• Are consistent with electricity and gas licences where possible
The review is limited to the format and terms and conditions of the water licence template.
The last review of the water licence template took place in 2016.