Brief – 4 August – The Productivity Commission is calling for individuals and organisations to take part in a public inquiry into the case for microeconomic reform in Australia’s urban water sector.

The 12 month inquiry will look to identify opportunities for efficiency gains in the Australian urban water and wastewater sectors, setting forth a plan to achieve such gains.

Interested parties are encouraged to lodge written submissions and appear at public hearings and forums, with an “Issues Paper” to be published in September outlining matters on which the Commission will be seeking input.

The Commission will release a draft report setting out its preliminary findings and recommendations. Following that release, interested parties will have an opportunity to respond to the draft report through further submissions and hearings.

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