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Water Services Bill

Introduced on July 28, 2020. The Bill reforms the drinking water regulatory system, with targeted reforms to the regulation of wastewater and stormwater networks. It outlines the powers and regulatory system the new water regulator will work under. First reading on Dec 9 with govt indicated careful consideration of a number of issues including transition issues, particularly for smaller authorities, as well as protection of water sources and chlorination. Supported by all parties and referred to the Health CommitteeWater Services Bill