2013 Water Plan: draft for public comment

We are seeking feedback from our community on the draft 2013 Water Plan.

The Water Plan sets the strategic direction for Barwon Water for the next 5 years (2013–2018). It details our service standards, business initiatives, expenditure forecasts, infrastructure plans and the prices our customers will pay.

Your feedback on the draft document will be used to finalise the Water Plan, before it is submitted to the Essential Services Commission (ESC) in September 2012 for final approval. The ESC is the independent regulator for the water sector.

  Water Plan 2013–2018

Feedback should be made in writing to:

Barwon Water, Strategy and Regulation Team, PO Box 659 Geelong VIC 3220


Feedback is welcome until Tuesday 31 July 2012.

Key proposals outlined in the draft Water Plan include:

  • minimising price increases to just 1% per year (excluding CPI) for the next 5 years
  • expanding and securing Colac's water supply
  • continued high levels of customer service.

The 2013 Water Plan reflects Barwon Water’s move from a period of significant investment in securing the Geelong region's water supply to a new phase focussing on the efficient delivery of quality services.

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