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Water Charge (Infrastructure) Amendment Rules 2017

Authoritative Version
  • - F2017L00097
  • No longer in force
Rules/Other as made
This instrument amends the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 to significantly reduce the regulatory requirements and associated compliance costs on operators to whom Part 5 applies. Following the repeal of Part 5, these operators will no longer be required to produce five-yearly Network Service Plans (NSPs) and associated consultation papers and information statements in undertaking their infrastructure services planning processes.
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Made 31 Jan 2017
Registered 07 Feb 2017
Tabled HR 08 Feb 2017
Tabled Senate 09 Feb 2017
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Water Charge (Infrastructure) Amendment Rules 2017



Made under the Water Act 2007

I, Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources​, having regard to advice given by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, make the following Rules under section 92 of the Water Act 2007.

Dated  31.01.2017

Barnaby Joyce

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources




1          Name of Rules                                                                                                                  3

2          Commencement                                                                                                                 3

3          Authority                                                                                                                           3

4          Schedule 1—amendments of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010                   3

Schedule 1 —Amendments to the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010  4




1                 Name of Rules

                   These Rules are the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Amendment Rules 2017.

2                 Commencement

                   These Rules commence on 1 July 2017.

3                 Authority

                   These Rules are made under section 92 of the Water Act 2007.

4                 Schedule 1—amendments of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010

                   The Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 are amended as set out in Schedule 1.

Schedule 1—Amendments to the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010

[1]           Subrule 3(1)—definition of network service plan

                   Repeal the definition.

[2]           Subrule 3(1)—definition of Part 5 operator

                   Repeal the definition.

[3]           Rule 8, heading

                   Omit ‘5,’.

[4]           Subrule 8(1)

                   Repeal the subrule.

[5]           Rule 12, Note

                   Omit ‘5,’.

[6]           Rule 14

                   Repeal the rule.

[7]           Part 5

                   Repeal the Part.