ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Icon Water’s proposed Water and Sewerage Capital Contributions Scheme

Publication date: 
March 2017

Joint submission by ACTCOSS, Canberra Business Chamber, CHC Affordable Housing, Master Builders ACT, Property Council of Australia - ACT Division, Australian Property Institute ACT and Real Estate Institute ACT.

The proposed changes to the water and sewerage infrastructure charging regime represent the most significant change to infrastructure charges in the ACT since the introduction of the Lease Variation Charge (in 2011), and the most significant policy change in Icon Water’s history.

It is the combined view of the community and industry organisations that have made this submission that the changes proposed should not proceed in their current form without further consultation and time to conduct detailed investigations into alternative infrastructure charging methods and their implications.