WATER SERVICES ACT 2012
Exemption for BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd for the provision of water services (potable water supply and sewerage) to Leinster
In accordance with section 7 of the Water Services Act 2012, the Minister for Water, Hon Dave Kelly MLA, has granted an exemption from the application of section 5(1) of the Act to BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd (ACN 004 184 598) for the provision of water services (potable water supply and sewerage services) to the township of Leinster and the Leinster Nickel Operation.
The exemption will come into effect on the day it is published in the Government Gazette and is valid for a period of 18 months after this day or until a licence for the water services is granted, whichever is the sooner.
Summary of reasons for the decision
The provision of water services requires a licence or an exemption under the Water Services Act 2012.
The exemption is to cover the period of application for a licence.
Hon D. KELLY MLA, Minister for Water.