Wednesday, 1 August 2018
The Marshall Liberal government established the Inquiry into water pricing in South Australia, as part of our election commitments, with Mr Lew Owens appointed to conduct this independent Inquiry.
The Inquiry will provide valuable independent advice to the Government on the complex methodology used to determine what South Australians pay.
Today I provide the terms of reference for the Inquiry.
The Terms of Reference are as follows:
The Inquiry will consider and report on the following matters relevant to the regulation of SA Water’s drinking water services:
If there are any changes proposed to the RAB valuation, the Inquiry will also consider and report on a possible implementation program and timetable which would ensure a fair and reasonable balance between the interests of consumers and the Government (as Owner of SA Water).
The Inquiry will also consider whether there are issues associated with setting the allowed return on the RAB, including whether the methodology should anticipate inflation and returns expected by the market during the relevant regulatory period, to ensure a fair and reasonable balance between the interests of consumers and the Government (as Owner of SA Water).
The Inquiry will be conducted by Mr Lewis Owens as Independent Inquirer.
In conducting the Inquiry, the Independent Inquirer:
The Independent Inquirer will provide a report of his findings to the Treasurer by 30 June 2019.
This Inquiry reflects the Marshall Liberal government’s commitment to do what it can to ease cost-of-living pressures for all South Australians.
You can write to Rob at his
GPO Box 2264
ADELAIDE SA 5000
His office contact
Telephone: +61 8 8226 1866
Alternatively, you can email Rob with any issues or feedback.