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No. 110. 21-Jul-2015
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Exemption of the Australind Tourist Park Pty Ltd for a water service provided to the Bunbury Golf Club Inc.

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 Australind Tourist Park Pty Ltd, located on Lot 9 Old Coast Rd, Australind on 15 July 2015, in respect of the provision of treated wastewater to the adjacent Bunbury Golf Club, located on Lot 1 Lucy Victoria Avenue, Australind.

The treated wastewater will be sourced from the Australind Tourist Park wastewater treatment plant and pumped approximately 600 metres to the Bunbury Golf Club's storage dam. The treated wastewater will mix with the existing groundwater supply (in the storage dam) and subsequently be used for surface irrigation of the Bunbury Golf Course. The wastewater will be chlorinated (at the treatment plant) and suitable for irrigation use only (i.e. non-potable use).

The exemption is valid for an indefinite period.

Summary of the reasons for the decision

The provision of this exemption is not contrary to the public interest. It is considered that--

• The Australind Tourist Park is not is a position of monopoly power as the arrangement is governed by a commercial contract, which is mutually beneficial to both parties.

• The arrangement poses minimal risk to public health and the environment; and

• the regulatory burden imposed by licensing would be disproportionately high given the small scale of the service.

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