The terms of reference (including the timelines) for the inquiry are available here.
The Tasmanian Economic Regulator released its Sewerage and Trade Waste Charging Issues Paper on 24 February 2023. The Regulator sought written submissions by close of business Friday 28 April 2023.
The following submissions were received:
Nekon Pty Ltd (PDF 417Kb)
TasWater (PDF 3Mb)
Property Council of Australia (PDF 331Kb)
Central Coast Council (PDF 106Kb)
Central Coast Cricket Club and East Ulverstone Football Club (PDF 129Kb)
M Eastley (PDF 110Kb)
R Koo (PDF 60Kb)
After reviewing the submissions on the Issues Paper, it became apparent to the Regulator that the complexities of trade waste charging were greater than originally anticipated. On 11 July 2023, the Regulator decided that further work will need to be done to fully understand the options available for trade waste charging and the impacts arising from any changes to trade waste charging.
The Regulator also decided that trade waste charging should be dealt with separately. It is therefore anticipated that a draft report on trade waste charging will be released for public consultation by 29 February 2024 with the final report released by 31 May 2024.
On 23 August 2023, the Regulator decided to revise the timeframes for the sewerage charging inquiry. The Regulator made this decision because of delays in receiving the initial modelling results from TasWater.
Under the revised timeframes, the draft report will be released on 8 December 2023 for two months of public consultation and the final report will be released on 26 April 2024.