You will require this licence if you intend to provide a water service. Water services include the following:
- Water supply services;
- Sewerage services;
- Irrigation services; and
- Drainage services.
A licence may authorise you to provide one or more classes of water service. Licences cannot be transferred except with the approval of the Authority. The Minister may exempt certain persons from the need to obtain a licence to provide a water service in a specified area of the State where it is not contrary to the public interest to do so.
Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Have the financial and technical ability to provide the service, or be able to acquire the ability within a reasonable time;
- Be able to satisfy the Authority that granting to licence would not be contrary to the public interest; and
- Provide any additional information the department requires to properly consider the application.
You may be required to provide different amounts of information depending on the type of application and your circumstances. Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.
As per licence (not exceeding 25 years).
Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Annual Licence Fee: $2,885.
Economic Regulation Authority
Water Services Act 2012 (Western Australia)
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