WATER SERVICES ACT 2012
Exemption for the City of Fremantle for a water service on Lot 2089 Stevens Street, White Gum Valley
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 City of Fremantle on 6 October 2014, in respect of the provision of a water service on Lot 2089 Stevens Street, White Gum Valley.
The water service is a non-potable water supply service provided as a community bore scheme for the residents of an infill urban development. Water is sourced from a community bore on the site and used to water public open space and residential gardens.
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 risks of the abuse of monopoly power are low. The service is operated on a not-for-profit basis; and
• the public health aspects of the service are regulated under the Health Act 1911.
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