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Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission



Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission

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33 On 19 December 2014, a WSPO was issued to regulate prices for water supply and sewerage services from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. The Commission is required to enforce compliance with the WSPO as if the WSPO were a determination of the Commission under the Utilities Commission Act. During 2014-15, there were no compliance issues raised with or identified by the Commission relating to the WSPO. Water Supply and Sewerage Services Asset Management Plan Power and Water is required to maintain and implement an asset management plan and submit an updated copy of the plan to the Commission each year. In 2011, the Commission granted Power and Water an exemption from having to submit an asset management plan in 2011 to allow Power and Water to focus on the Asset Management Capability project, involving the development and implementation of an integrated IT system and development of new asset management policies and processes. During 2014-15, Power and Water was provided an extension from its February 2015 deadline to submit an updated water and sewerage asset management plan in June 2015. In June 2015, Power and Water provided an update on its progress for developing a more detailed and robust asset management plan and developing a strategic asset management framework. The Commission will continue to work with Power and Water to ensure that the plan reflect best industry practice. As at 30 June 2015, Power and Water was in the process of preparing an updated draft strategic asset plan for Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Yulara to be released for final stakeholder consultation. Advice to the Minister During 2014-15, the Commission did not receive any requests from the Minister for advice in relation to water supply and sewerage services.