Developers: proposed changes to new customer contributions

Are you a property developer, or planning to sub-divide? If so, changes proposed by the Essential Services Commission (ESC, the independent regulator for the water sector) to the new customer contributions framework may affect you, and we would like your feedback.


What is a new customer contribution?

A charge paid by developers to Barwon Water toward the cost of connecting new water, sewerage and/or recycled water services to a property or sub-division.


What are the main changes proposed by the ESC?

The ESC's proposed pricing framework better reflects the true cost of new connections (compared to the existing structure) and takes into account projected revenue.

Refer to the consultation document, below, for more detail.

New customer contributions - consultation draft

PDF 1.7 MB


Feedback should be made in writing to:

  Barwon Water, Network Planning Team, PO Box 659 Geelong VIC 3220

Feedback is welcome until Monday 28 January 2012.


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