DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION —COST RECOVERY DISCUSSION PAPER
753. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Water:
I refer to the 10 May 2018
announcement to increase water licence and permit assessments for the mining
and public water supply scheme by July 2018, subject to the gazettal of
government, and the subsequent decision to release a discussion paper in August
on these fee increases.
(1) Did the minister undertake any
consultation prior to the 10 May decision?
no to (1), why not?
(3) On what date did the minister
decide to undertake a cost-recovery discussion paper?
(4) Has the
minister made direct contact with every water user to notify them of this consultation
(5) If no to (4), how has the
minister advertised the consultation process?
(6) Will the government publicly
release all the submissions?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN
I thank the member for the question.
The Minister for Water has provided the following information.
(2) Not applicable.
(3) It was on 24 July 2018.
consultation process is advertised on the Department of Water and Environmental
Regulation's website. Regional workshops were advertised in local newspapers.
(6) Yes, unless there is a specific
request for a submission to be kept confidential.