WSAA is pleased to provide a submission to the NSW Productivity Commission Discussion Paper: Kickstarting the productivity conversation.
WSAA agrees with the NSW Productivity Commission’s position that water is key to all sectors of the economy as it underpins business operations and household living standards. In addition, we agree there are a number of challenges facing the urban water industry including population growth and climate variability.
WSAA has been discussing the role of urban water in communities and planning as well as considering community engagement for purified recycled water for drinking. This brief submission highlights WSAA’s analysis of these issues as set out in three of our recently released reports. It also responds to questions posed by the Discussion Paper in relation to governance and institutional arrangements and developer charges for water and wastewater.