Policy Report: Water reform in Victoria
This report examines Victoria’s first independent review of water prices, undertaken by the Essential Services Commission in 2004 and 2005. The report concludes that there was a lack of community consultation by water businesses about the structure and impact of water prices, which inhibited the ability of the price review to achieve its objectives. It also considers the regulatory framework for setting the price of water, and makes a number of recommendations that aim to improve that framework
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