Application for certification of the South Australian water infrastructure access regime (Application)

On 11 November 2016 the Council received an application under section 44M of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) from the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, for certification of the South Australian third-party access regime for water infrastructure services (Regime). Certification is sought for specified bulk water transport pipelines operated by SA Water set out in Part 9A of the Water Industry Act 2012 (SA).

A copy of the application and the relevant legislation are available below.

The Council invites interested parties to make written submissions on the application. Submissions on the application must be received by 5pm on Monday 19 December 2016.

Parties making a submission should refer to the Council's Guide to making a submission on certification applications and Guide to Certification which are available below.  Submissions should be emailed in soft copy (both MS Word and PDF) to the Council at While the Council prefers that submissions be provided by email, hard copies can be mailed to:

Submissions - SA Water Access Regime
National Competition Council
GPO Box 250
Melbourne VIC 3001

After considering submissions on the application the Council will release a draft recommendation and provide a further opportunity for public comment before making its final recommendation to the Commonwealth Treasurer.

If you would like to be kept infomred of developments with the application, please complete the Registration of Interest form below and email it to


Cover letter (PDF, 58KB)

Application for certification, November 2016 (PDF, 909KB)

Application for certification, Attachment 1 (PDF, 633KB)

Application for certification, Attachment 2 (PDF, 107KB)

Application for certification, Attachment 3 (PDF, 36KB)

Application for certification, Attachment 4 (PDF, 220KB)

Water Industry Act 2012 (SA) (PDF, 510KB)

Guide to certification (PDF, 927KB)

Guide to making a submission on certification applications (PDF, 415KB)

Registration of Interest (RTF, 306KB)