Project status: Open

ACT Treasury undertook a review into water costs for high-intensity club users of non-potable water and published a final report in December 2021. The ACT Government agreed to consider and respond to the report in 2022.

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As part of the ACT Labor and ACT Greens Parliamentary and Governing Agreement for the 10th Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, a review was undertaken into water costs for high-intensity club users of non-potable water in 2021, with the aim of allowing clubs to maintain operations while not requiring cross-subsidisation from other ACT water users.

The Review examined costs related to the use of non-potable water by clubs, such as usage charges, infrastructure, operation and maintenance costs for various sources of non-potable water. The Review was undertaken by ACT Treasury with specialist advice from the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission on recycled water pricing.

The objective of this Response Statement is to consider the recommendations of the Review against the ACT’s obligations to the 2004 Intergovernmental Agreement on the National Water Initiative, the National Competition Policy, and the ACT Water Strategy 2014-44 Striking the Balance.

Through the Response Statement, the ACT Government is exploring a pricing structure for non-potable water and fee setting that is equitable, transparent, simple to administer and cost reflective.

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Frequently asked questions

Non-potable water is non-drinking water.