WATER SERVICES ACT 2012
Exemption for the Shire of Merredin from section 5(1) of the Water Services Act 2012 for a water service provided to the Merredin Residential College and the Merredin Bowling Club
In accordance with section 7 of the Water Services Act 2012, the Hon Mia Davies MLA, Minister for Water, granted an exemption from the application of section 5(1) of the Act to the Shire of Merredin on 27 May 2015, for the provision of a water service to the Merredin Residential College (Woolgar Avenue, Merredin) and the Merredin Bowling Club (21 Coronation Street, Merredin).
The water service is a non-potable water supply which is provided to the Merredin Residential College and the Merredin Bowling Club for the irrigation of ovals and gardens. The treated wastewater is sourced from the Merredin Wastewater Treatment Plant (which is owned and operated by the Water Corporation).
The exemption is valid for an indefinite period.
Summary of the reasons for the decision
Granting this exemption is not contrary to the public interest. It is considered that--
• The regulatory burden imposed by licensing would be disproportionately high given the small scale of the service.
• The risk of the Shire exploiting its monopoly power is very low. The service is operated on a not-for-profit basis.
• The public health aspects of the service are regulated under the Health Act 1911.
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