DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION —COST
RECOVERY DISCUSSION PAPER
1293. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Water:
I refer to submissions to the
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on the discussion paper on
cost recovery for the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.
(1) Will the
department publish the submissions on its website as foreshadowed in the
discussion paper; and, if not, why not?
(2) How many submissions were
received by the department?
(3) How many of
the submissions opposed the high water licence fees now applying to the mining
industry, which include up to $8 929 for a licence application and $6 668 to
renew a water licence?
(4) Will the
minister appoint the Water Resources Council for the state to consider the
submissions and advise the minister, provided for under part IIA of the Water
Agencies (Powers) Act?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
The Minister for Water has provided the following information.
(2) A total of 174 submissions were
received, including 24 pro forma submissions.
submissions are still being analysed by the Department of Water and
Environmental Regulation and the final analysis is not yet available.