New South Wales Households To Save $45 On Water Bills Per Year From 2020-24

New South Wales Households To Save $45 On Water Bills Per Year From 2020-24

New South Wales Minister for Water Melinda Pavey

Sydney Water Proposes Reduced Water Bills

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey today welcomed Sydney Water’s proposal that would see households save $45 on their water bills each year from 2020-24.

Minister Pavey said the proposal would help cut the cost of living and deliver some relief to families across Sydney.

“This is another step in cutting the cost of living for individuals and families across Sydney.” Minister Pavey said.

“Sydney Water’s proposal also includes $1.1 Billion a year investment in expanding and renewing infrastructure to ensure the city’s needs now and in the future are met.”

“This investment proposal is laying the foundations for more effective and smarter ways of using water, to safeguard this important resource.”

Minister Pavey said the Sydney of the past was created to use water once, treat wastewater and send it to the ocean. That’s the old water model.

“This proposal is the next step in planning and delivering a new water model, maximising non-potable recycling to build a water resilient future Sydney.” Minister Pavey said.

“At a time of drought with our dam levels falling faster than they have in decades, it’s important we do everything we can to reduce the demand on our water supply and safeguard our precious resource, water.”

Since the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government came to government in 2011, more than $5 Billion has been invested in Sydney Water’s infrastructure network.

Sydney Water’s proposal for prices to apply from 2020-24 will be reviewed by IPART.

IPART will also place the proposal on public exhibition, with members of the public encouraged to give feedback.

Abbreviations:

IPART            Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales