Who is involved in developing the roadmap?
In light of the extensive analysis and stakeholder consultation undertaken by the ACCC, the Principal Adviser is now working directly with Basin governments officers (that is, officials in the Commonwealth, Queensland, NSW, Victorian, ACT and South Australian governments) to agree on what reform actions should form part of the roadmap. This includes getting advice from government environmental water holders, where appropriate.
The Principal Adviser will also receive advice from the Advisory Group, which consists of irrigated agriculture representatives, trade service providers and economic policy experts.
What other stakeholders will be involved?
Given that the reforms have the potential to impose additional obligations on irrigation infrastructure operators and trade service providers (including water brokers and exchange platform operators), targeted stakeholder sessions will be run with these groups. If you are an irrigation infrastructure operator or trade service provider and have not yet been contacted to participate in an engagement session, please register your interest for these sessions by emailing email@example.com.
The Principal Adviser has also invited feedback from community, environmental and indigenous groups that provided submissions to the ACCC inquiry, as well as some other key community, environmental and indigenous groups that may have an interest in water market reforms.
How you can get involved
The Principal Adviser and Secretariat will hold webinars over the course of the roadmap project to provide general updates to the community about development of the roadmap.
The first webinar was held in December (see further below).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to subscribe to be informed of upcoming webinars and other updates.
December 2021: Online public webinar
On Monday 6 December 2021, the Principal Adviser, Mr Daryl Quinlivan AO, provided an overview of the process underway to develop a roadmap for water market reform to members of the public.
You can view a recording of the presentation
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Further consultation activities associated with development of the water market reform roadmap will take place in 2022. To find out about future public consultation and engagement opportunities, please email: email@example.com