Utilities regulation

Public utilities
Working paper

Utilizing city-utility partnership agreements to achieve climate and energy goals

This paper is designed to aid cities, as well as utilities, in exploring the opportunity to develop a partnership agreement and, if pursued, consider key factors relevant to successfully enable long-lasting and productive engagements.

Independent review into the electricity and gas retail markets in Victoria: final report

This report outlines the findings of the independent panel review, which found that Victorian consumers are not gaining the benefits of a competitive retail market. The review has recommended a suite of reforms and initiatives, with eleven key recommendations to place the consumers back on...

Climate change adaptation guidelines

Adaptation to the extreme climate and weather events experienced in Australia and New Zealand has already cost the urban water industry millions of dollars. To address the changing climate effectively, it is essential that the water industry build climate resilience into their long term planning...

Liveability indicators: a report prepared for the water industry

Water utilities provide services that are essential for a liveable city. Utility activities and operations are crucial in safeguarding the health of the community and environment by providing safe drinking water, swimmable water bodies and healthy waterways.
Discussion paper

Promoting investment in the water sector

Australian governments are the primary investors, infrastructure owners and operators in the Australian water sector. Population growth, historic underinvestment in water infrastructure, water security, climate change and increasing environmental and public health regulation mean that considerable investment in the sector is needed in the future...