The Water Industry Competition Amendment Act 2021 (Amending WIC Act) was passed by Parliament on 1 November 2021. The Amending WIC Act includes significant changes from the Water Industry Competition Act 2006 (WIC Act). The changes have not commenced.

We are currently working with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) to prepare a revised WIC Regulation to implement the changes in the Amending WIC Act. The Amending WIC Act will commence once the new Regulation commences. The Amending WIC Act and the new WIC Regulation (in development) includes transitional arrangements for existing licensees.

We will update our website with information regarding the Amending WIC Act and new WIC Regulation.

Please subscribe to the water industry IPART updates if you would like to receive email notifications when the Amending WIC Act commences. You will also get notifications related to WIC Act, WIC Regulation, licence applications made under the WIC Act, Public Water Utilities, and issues related to water pricing.

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