Application for certification of the NSW water infrastructure access regime (Draft recommendation)

On 12 December 2019, the Council released its Draft Recommendation on the New South Wales Government’s application for certification of the New South Wales water infrastructure access regime. The Council's proposed recommendation to the Commonwealth Minister (the Treasurer) is that the regime be certified as effective for a period of ten years (from 13 August 2019 to 12 August 2029).

The Council now invites written submissions on the Draft Recommendation from interested parties. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday, 10 January 2020.

The Council will consider any submissions received on the Draft Recommendation when making its decision on its Final Recommendation to the Commonwealth Minister.

As noted in the Council's Guide to Making a Submission (available under the Application tab to the left), submissions on the Draft Recommendation should focus on the Council’s preliminary conclusions and reasons, and seek to provide additional information and analysis to that already available to the Council.

Submissions (with a completed cover sheet, available below) should be emailed to (in both Word and PDF formats). The Council prefers submissions to be provided by email, however hard copies may be mailed to:

NSW Water Access Regime Certification Inquiry 2019 Submissions
National Competition Council
GPO Box 250
Melbourne VIC 3001


Draft recommendation, December 2019 (PDF, 1.16MB)

Submissions cover sheet (WORD, 274KB)