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Question Without Notice No. 517 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 May 2020 by Hon Colin De Grussa

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 May 2020

WATER CORPORATION — SERVICE CHARGES

517. Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the minister representing the Minister for Water:

I refer to the service charge the Water Corporation applies to commercial customers based on the number of major sewerage fixtures such as toilets or urinals on a property.

(1) Please table the modelling alluded to by the Treasurer in response to question without notice 238 asked in the Legislative Assembly on 16 April 2020.

(2) Please provide a breakdown by Water Corporation region of the total revenue collected by the Water Corporation for these sewerage service charges for the following financial years —

(a) 2017–18;

(b) 2018–19; and

(c) 2019–20?

(3) Will the Water Corporation service charge model and methodology be included as part of the water reform legislation that was announced in August 2018?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Water.

(1) As stated by the Treasurer, work has been done on this issue. When a decision is made, it will be released publicly.

(2) The information requested cannot be collated in the time available and will be tabled at the earliest available opportunity.

(3) A water resources management bill is currently being drafted and will be introduced to Parliament at the appropriate time.