A revision on the Property Units Code was commissioned by the LGA to provide a methodology to assist Council officers to calculate sustainable connection and service charges which are comparable to SA Water charges for some commercial and non-residential properties (e.g., caravan parks).
Feedback is sought to ensure that the final guideline provides a sound, user-friendly guide for the setting of differential CWMS service charges which also meet ESCOSA requirements.
A number of workshops are currently in development for October 2019 (details to be released shortly) at which final amendments will be determined (if any). Sector feedback is critical to inform the authors (David Hope and John Comrie) prior to this.
Thereafter the revised Code is intended to be endorsed by the LGA CWMS Management Committee for forwarding to the relevant Minister for approval.
Use of the Code is not mandatory, but charges determined in accordance with its methodologies should be defensible by councils.
Property Units Code – Draft for Consultation (July 2019)(123 kb)
Please submit any feedback in writing to Rick Gayler, Program Consultant via email firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2019.
If you have any queries, Rick can also be contacted on 0417 861 952.