Water Services Act 2012

Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2014

 

Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2014

Contents

Part 1 — Preliminary

1.Citation1

2.Commencement1

3.Terms used1

Part 2 — General provisions

4.Annual charges and pro rata annual charges3

5.Amendment of consumption or discharge charges during charge period3

Part 3 — Charges for Bunbury Water Corporation

6.Terms used4

7.Water supply charges5

9.Concessions5

10.Interest accruing on overdue amounts6

Part 4 — Charges for Busselton Water Corporation

11.Terms used7

12.Water supply charges8

14.Concessions8

15A.Permitted surcharge for using credit card or debit card9

15.Interest accruing on overdue amounts10

Part 5 — Charges for the Water Corporation

Division 1 — Preliminary

16.Terms used11

17.Concessional land17

Division 2 — Provisions of general application

18.Application of this Division19

19.Payment of charges19

20.Permitted surcharge for using credit card or debit card20

21.Special payment arrangements21

22.Estimating quantity of water or wastewater supplied, discharged or drained21

23.Determining quality and quantity of trade waste discharged23

24.Vacant land: minimum charges before revaluation25

25.Classification of land25

26.Classification of land: holiday accommodation26

27.Commercial caravan parks26

28.Maximum increases for various GRV based charges27

29.Interest accruing on overdue amounts29

Division 3 — Water supply charges

30.Land connected to water supply works29

31.Water supply charges29

32.Classification of land30

33.Change of occupancy during year33

34.Concessions: consumption charges34

35.Concessions: certain occupiers of multi‑unit developments35

36.Concessions: certain retirement village residents37

36A.Water supplied through commercial standpipes within areas over which a water deficiency declaration applies38

Division 4 — Sewerage charges

37.Land connected to sewerage works39

38.Sewerage areas39

39.Sewerage charges40

40.Classification of land40

41.Minimum charges: Schedule 4 Division 242

42.Estimating charge, or volume discharged, for previous year: Schedule 4 Division 243

43.Determining number of major fixtures: Schedule 4 Division 244

44.Concessions: certain retirement village residents45

Division 5 — Drainage charges

45.Drainage areas45

46.Drainage areas: notice of and objections to proposed designation46

47.Drainage charges47

48.Classification of land48

49.Concessions: certain retirement village residents49

Division 6 — Irrigation charges

50.Charges for water supplied from certain irrigation works50

Division 7 — Miscellaneous charges

51.Miscellaneous charges50

Part 6 — Repeal of regulations and transitional provisions

Division 1 — Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2013 repealed

52.Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2013 repealed51

Division 2 — Transitional provisions: Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2014

Subdivision 1 — General provisions

53.Application of the Interpretation Act 198451

54.Liability to water service charges51

55.Continuing effect of things done before 1 July 201451

56.Relationship between Subdivision 1 and Subdivision 252

Subdivision 2 — Specific provisions

57.Commencement of these regulations during charge period52

58.Special payment arrangements52

59.Commercial caravan parks53

60.Certain charges and discharge volumes before 1 July 201453

61.Concessions: r. 34 and 3553

Division 3 — Transitional provisions: Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2014

62.Application of r. 554

63.Reduction, waiver or refund of certain charges54

Schedule 1 — Charges for Bunbury Water Corporation

Division 1 — Service charges

1.Service charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years56

2.Residential lots56

3.Non‑residential lots56

4.Fire service connections56

Division 2 — Consumption charges

5.Consumption charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years57

6.Residential lots57

7.Non‑residential lots57

Schedule 2 — Charges for Busselton Water Corporation

Division 1 — Service charges

1.Service charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years58

2.Residential lots58

3.Non‑residential lots58

4.Vacant land58

5.Fire service connections58

Division 2 — Consumption charges

6.Consumption charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years59

7.Residential lots59

8.Non‑residential lots59

9.Water supply service (fire)59

Schedule 3 — Water supply charges for the Water Corporation

Division 1 — Service charges

Subdivision 1 — Preliminary

1.Service charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years60

2.Table of meter‑based charges60

Subdivision 2 — Service charges that apply for land

3.Residential61

4.Metropolitan concessional61

5.Strata‑titled or long‑term residential caravan bays and park homes62

6.Storage units or parking bays in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme62

7.Non‑residential lots in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme that share a service62

8.Community residential63

9.Semi‑rural residential63

10.Non‑metropolitan concessional63

11.Non‑residential or commercial residential (except storage units, parking bays and certain lots in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme)65

12.Additional connections65

13.Vacant land66

14.Garden service connections66

15.Government trading organisations and non‑commercial government property66

16.Government trading organisations and non‑commercial government property: on‑supply to lessees or ships67

Subdivision 3 — Other service charges

17.Farmland67

18.Stock67

19.Shipping68

20.Local government standpipes68

21.Fire service connections68

Division 2 — Consumption charges

Subdivision 1 — Preliminary

22.Consumption charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years68

23.Residential or non‑residential class of town or area69

24.Table of class‑based charges69

Subdivision 2 — Consumption charges that apply to land

25.Metropolitan residential and semi‑rural residential70

26.Metropolitan non‑residential70

27.Metropolitan non‑residential concessional70

28.Community residential71

29.Non‑metropolitan residential71

30.Non‑metropolitan non‑residential72

31.Strata‑titled or long‑term residential caravan bays73

32.Government trading organisations and non‑commercial government property73

33.Coral Bay desalinated74

34.Denham desalinated74

Subdivision 3 — Other consumption charges

35.Local government standpipes75

36.Shipping75

37.Stock75

38.Hydrant standpipes75

Schedule 4 — Sewerage charges for the Water Corporation

Division 1 — Service charges

1.Service charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years76

2.Metropolitan residential76

3.Metropolitan vacant land76

4.Metropolitan concessional76

5.Strata‑titled long‑term residential caravan bays and park homes77

6.Storage units or parking bays in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme78

7.Land from which trade waste is discharged into sewer78

8.Land from which trade waste is discharged into sewer through grease arrestor78

9.Trade waste discharged from open area78

10.Non‑metropolitan concessional79

11.Community residential79

12.Non‑metropolitan residential or vacant land80

Division 2 — Combined charges for certain non‑residential property

Subdivision 1 — Preliminary

13.Combined charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years86

Subdivision 2 — Combined charges: metropolitan

14.Metropolitan non‑residential86

15.Metropolitan government trading organisation and non‑commercial government property87

16.Metropolitan non‑strata titled caravan park with long‑term residential caravan bays87

17.Metropolitan nursing home88

18.Certain metropolitan units88

Subdivision 3 — Calculation of certain factors for the purposes of Subdivision 2

19.Service charge89

20.Discharge charge89

21.Discharge allowance90

Subdivision 4 — Combined charges: non‑metropolitan

22.Non‑metropolitan non‑residential90

23.Non‑metropolitan non‑strata titled caravan park with long‑term residential caravan bays91

24.Non‑metropolitan nursing home92

25.Certain non‑metropolitan units93

26.Non‑metropolitan government trading organisation and non‑commercial government property93

Subdivision 5 — Calculation of certain factors for the purposes of Subdivision 4

27.Service charge94

28.Discharge charge94

29.Discharge allowance95

30.Maximum charge96

Division 3 — Discharge charges: trade waste and effluent

31.Discharge charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years96

32.Trade waste discharged into sewer under approval96

33.Effluent discharged from septic tank effluent pumping system into sewer99

Schedule 5 — Drainage charges for the Water Corporation

1.Drainage charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years100

2.Strata‑titled long‑term residential caravan bays and park homes100

3.Storage units or parking bays in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme100

4.Residential or semi‑rural residential100

5.Vacant land100

6.Non‑residential (except strata titled caravan bays and storage units or parking bays in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme)101

7.Concessional land101

Schedule 6 — Irrigation charges for the Water Corporation (Ord Irrigation District)

1.Irrigation charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years102

2.Water provided as irrigation service102

Schedule 7 — Miscellaneous charges for the Water Corporation

1.Requests for sub‑meter installations: multi‑unit developments103

2.Sub‑meter installations: multi‑unit developments103

3.Testing meters103

4.Installing water supply connection103

5.Activating water supply connection104

6.Disconnecting water supply connection104

7.Relocating water supply connection104

8.Proposal to connect to sewer105

9.Installing sewer junction106

10.Hire of standpipe for fire hydrant106

11.Trade waste: services in relation to discharge106

12.Trade waste: product evaluation services107

13.Trade waste: one‑off discharge services107

14.Meter reading and other information107

15.Copies of records108

Schedule 8 — Government trading organisations

Schedule 9 — Central business districts

1.Central business districts111

Schedule 10 — Class of town or area: current consumption year

Schedule 11 — Class of town or area: previous consumption year

Notes

Compilation table132

Other notes134

Defined terms

 

Water Services Act 2012

Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2014

Part 1  Preliminary

1.Citation

These regulations are the Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2014.

2.Commencement

These regulations come into operation as follows —

(a)regulations 1 and 2 — on the day on which these regulations are published in the Gazette;

(b)the rest of the regulations — on 1 July 2014.

3.Terms used

(1)In these regulations —

charge period, in relation to a water service charge, means the period to which an invoice for the charge, or a portion of the charge, relates;

Commonwealth seniors health card has the meaning given in the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 section 3(1);

eligible pensioner means a person to whom the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 section 23(1), (2), (3), (4A) or (5) or 24 applies;

garden service connection means a water supply connection through which water is, or is to be, supplied exclusively for the purposes of watering a lawn and garden —

(a)on land on which a dwelling is located, or is proposed to be located; and

(b)in a street or road adjoining that land;

registered pensioner, in relation to land, means an eligible pensioner whose entitlement as regards the land is registered under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 section 32;

registered senior, in relation to land, means an eligible senior, as defined in the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 section 3(1), whose entitlement as regards the land is registered under section 32 of that Act;

vacant land means land that is wholly unimproved apart from having merged improvements, as defined in the Valuation of Land Act 1978 section 4(1).

(2)If a term is given a meaning in the Water Services Regulations 2013, it has the same meaning in these regulations unless the contrary intention appears in these regulations.

[Regulation 3 amended: Gazette 13 Dec 2016 p. 5689‑90.]

Part 2  General provisions

4.Annual charges and pro rata annual charges

(1)A water service charge, other than a quality/quantity charge, that applies in respect of land for a financial year applies for the whole year, even if the charge is prescribed after the commencement of the year.

(2)However, subregulation (1) does not apply so as to affect the amount of any charge that has already become payable for the year.

(3)If, part of the way through a financial year, there is a change of circumstances in relation to land that means that there is a change in the water service charges that apply in respect of the land, the charges for the year are to be calculated on a pro rata basis.

5.Amendment of consumption or discharge charges during charge period

(1)This regulation applies in relation to a water service charge set out in Schedule 1 Division 2, Schedule 2 Division 2, Schedule 3 Division 2 or Schedule 4 Division 2 or 3.

(2)If the Division is amended during a charge period, the amount of the charge payable under the Division for the period is to be worked out as if the amendment had not occurred.

Part 3  Charges for Bunbury Water Corporation

6.Terms used

In this Part —

consumption year, for land, means the period determined by the Bunbury Water Corporation for the land, commencing on a day that is between 1 July and 31 October (inclusive) and ending on a day that is within 10 days of the expiration of one year after the commencement of the period;

financial year, preceded by a reference to 2 calendar years (for example, 2014/15), means the financial year ending on 30 June in the second of those years;

lot —

(a)has the meaning given in the Planning and Development Act 2005 section 4(1); and

(b)includes the following —

(i)a lot in a strata scheme or a lot in a survey‑strata scheme, as those terms are defined in the Strata Titles Act 1985 section 3(1);

(ii)an area shown as common property on the scheme plan for a survey‑strata scheme, as those terms are defined in the Strata Titles Act 1985 section 3(1);

(iii)a lot as defined in the Community Titles Act 2018 section 3(1);

(iv)an area shown as common property on the scheme plan for a community titles (land) scheme, as those terms are defined in the Community Titles Act 2018 section 3(1);

non‑residential lot means a lot that is not a residential lot;

residential lot means a lot used wholly or primarily for the purpose of providing residential accommodation for the owner or occupier of the lot.

[Regulation 6 amended: SL 2021/79 r. 8.]

7.Water supply charges

The water service charges set out in Schedule 1 Divisions 1 and 2 apply, in accordance with the Schedule, in respect of land in respect of which a water supply service is provided by the Bunbury Water Corporation.

[8.Deleted: Gazette 23 Jun 2017 p. 3324.]

9.Concessions

(1)The following concessions on charges set out in Schedule 1 apply —

(a)for a person who is a registered senior in relation to land and who does not hold a Commonwealth seniors health card —

(i)for a charge set out in Schedule 1 item 2 — a 25% discount on the charge; and

(ii)for a charge set out in Schedule 1 item 5 — a 50% discount on the charge for the first 150 kL of water supplied to the land in the current consumption year;

(b)for a person who is a registered senior in relation to land and who holds a Commonwealth seniors health card —

(i)for a charge set out in Schedule 1 item 2 — a 50% discount on the charge; and

(ii)for a charge set out in Schedule 1 item 5 — a 50% discount on the charge for the first 150 kL of water supplied to the land in the current consumption year;

(c)for a person who is a registered pensioner in relation to land —

(i)for a charge set out in Schedule 1 item 2 — a 50% discount on the charge; and

(ii)for a charge set out in Schedule 1 item 5 — a 50% discount on the charge for the first 350 kL of water supplied to the land in the current consumption year.

(2)If, for a charge period, a person to whom subregulation (1) applies is not covered by just one paragraph of that subregulation for the whole of the period then concessions are to be determined pro rata.

10.Interest accruing on overdue amounts

If an amount payable under this Part is overdue, interest accrues daily on any part of that amount unpaid after the day on which the amount was due, at the rate of 10.08% per annum.

[Regulation 10 amended: Gazette 30 Jun 2015 p. 2363; 27 Jun 2016 p. 2538; 23 Jun 2017 p. 3324; SL 2020/95 r. 4; SL 2021/80 r. 4.]

Part 4  Charges for Busselton Water Corporation

11.Terms used

In this Part —

consumption year, in relation to land, means the period determined by the Busselton Water Corporation for the land, commencing on a day that is between 1 July and 31 October (inclusive) and ending on a day that is within 10 days of the expiration of one year after the commencement of the period;

financial year, preceded by a reference to 2 calendar years (for example, 2014/15), means the financial year ending on 30 June in the second of those years;

lot —

(a)has the meaning given in the Planning and Development Act 2005 section 4(1); and

(b)includes the following —

(i)a lot in a strata scheme or a lot in a survey‑strata scheme, as those terms are defined in the Strata Titles Act 1985 section 3(1);

(ii)an area shown as common property on the scheme plan for a survey‑strata scheme, as those terms are defined in the Strata Titles Act 1985 section 3(1);

(iii)a lot as defined in the Community Titles Act 2018 section 3(1);

(iv)an area shown as common property on the scheme plan for a community titles (land) scheme, as those terms are defined in the Community Titles Act 2018 section 3(1);

non‑residential lot means a lot that is neither a residential lot nor vacant land;

residential lot means a lot used wholly or primarily for the purpose of providing residential accommodation for the owner or occupier of the lot.

[Regulation 11 amended: Gazette 13 Dec 2016 p. 5690; SL 2021/79 r. 9.]

12.Water supply charges

(1)The water service charges set out in Schedule 2 Divisions 1 and 2 apply, in accordance with the Schedule, in respect of land in respect of which a water supply service is provided by the Busselton Water Corporation.

(2)If the Busselton Water Corporation is satisfied that it is practicable for water supply works of the Busselton Water Corporation to be connected to a water supply outlet on land then, for the purposes of subregulation (1), a water supply service is to be taken to be provided in respect of the land by the Busselton Water Corporation, despite those works not being connected to a water supply outlet on the land.

[13.Deleted: Gazette 30 Jun 2015 p. 2363.]

14.Concessions

(1)The following concessions on charges set out in Schedule 2 apply —

(a)for a person who is a registered senior in relation to land and who does not hold a Commonwealth seniors health card, for a charge set out in Schedule 2 item 2 — a 25% discount on the charge;

(b)for a person who is a registered senior in relation to land and who holds a Commonwealth seniors health card —

(i)for a charge set out in Schedule 2 item 2 — a 50% discount on the charge; and

(ii)for a charge set out in Schedule 2 item 7 — a 50% discount on the charge for the first 350 kL of water supplied to the land in the current consumption year;

(c)for a person who is a registered pensioner in relation to land —

(i)for a charge set out in Schedule 2 item 2 — a 50% discount on the charge; and

(ii)for a charge set out in Schedule 2 item 7 — a 50% discount on the charge for the first 350 kL of water supplied to the land in the current consumption year.

(2)If, for a charge period, a person to whom subregulation (1) applies is not covered by just one paragraph of that subregulation for the whole of the period then concessions are to be determined pro rata.

15A.Permitted surcharge for using credit card or debit card

(1)In this regulation —

permitted surcharge has the meaning given in RBA Standard No. 3 of 2016;

RBA Standard No. 3 of 2016 means the standard titled Standard No. 3 of 2016: Scheme Rules Relating to Merchant Pricing for Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Transactions determined by the Reserve Bank of Australia under the Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998 (Commonwealth) section 18, as in force from time to time.

(2)An invoice for a statutory water service charge, or a portion of a statutory water service charge, may include a permitted surcharge for payments made using a credit card or debit card.

(3)The permitted surcharge is payable if the amount in the invoice is paid, in whole or in part, using a credit card or debit card.

[Regulation 15A inserted: Gazette 22 Jun 2018 p. 2212.]

15.Interest accruing on overdue amounts

If an amount payable under this Part is overdue, interest accrues daily on any part of that amount unpaid after the day on which the amount was due, at the rate of 10.08% per annum.

[Regulation 15 amended: Gazette 27 Jun 2016 p. 2538; 23 Jun 2017 p. 3324; SL 2020/95 r. 5; SL 2021/80 r. 5.]

Part 5 — Charges for the Water Corporation

Division 1 — Preliminary

16.Terms used

(1)In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears —

aged home means a facility that, in the opinion of the Water Corporation —

(a)is used to provide accommodation for aged persons; and

(b)is not operated for the purpose of profit or gain;

alienated land has the meaning given in the Land Administration Act 1997 section 3(1);

boundary volume means the first or last volume in a volumetric range;

caravan bay means site as defined in the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 section 5(1);

central business districts means the districts described in Schedule 9;

change of circumstances includes —

(a)land becoming or ceasing to be land in respect of which a water service charge applies;

(b)a change in the classification of land;

(c)the installation of a meter or a change in the size of a meter;

(d)a change in the number of major fixtures for land;

charitable purposes means purposes that, in the opinion of the Water Corporation, involve —

(a)the provision of relief or assistance to sick, aged, disadvantaged, unemployed or young persons; or

(b)the conduct of other similar activities for the benefit of the public or in the interests of social welfare,

by a non‑profit private organisation;

community titles scheme has the meaning given in the Community Titles Act 2018 section 3(1);

concession card holder means a person who holds a pensioner concession card, as defined in the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 section 3(1), or a State concession card, as defined in section 3(1) of that Act;

concessional land has the meaning given in regulation 17;

consumption year, for quality/quantity charges for water supplied to land, means —

(a)for land in the metropolitan area — a period determined by the Water Corporation for the land, commencing on a day that is between 1 January and 30 June (inclusive) and ending on a day that is within 20 days of the expiration of one year after the commencement of the period; and

(b)for land in the non‑metropolitan area — a period determined by the Water Corporation for the land, commencing on a day that is between 1 July and 31 August (inclusive) and ending on a day that is within 20 days of the expiration of one year after the commencement of the period;

desalinated water means water that has been treated to reduce or remove salts;

discharge factor, for working out the volume of wastewater discharged from land into a sewer of the Water Corporation during a period, means the following percentage of the water supplied to the land in the period —

(a)the percentage agreed between the Water Corporation and the customer; or

(b)in the absence of an agreement — 95%;

discharge volume, for land and a discharge year, means the approximate volume of wastewater (in kL) discharged from the land into a sewer of the Water Corporation during the course of the year —

(a)if the volume of water supplied to the land is known — calculated by multiplying the volume of water supplied to the land in the year by the discharge factor applicable to the land for the year; or

(b)if the volume of water supplied to the land is not known — calculated by multiplying the estimated volume of water supplied to the land in the year by the discharge factor applicable to the land for the year; or

(c)if neither paragraph (a) nor (b) are appropriate — estimated by the Water Corporation;

discharge year, means —

(a)for quality/quantity charges for wastewater, other than trade waste, discharged from land — a period determined by the Water Corporation for the land for the purposes of the definition of consumption year; and

(b)for quality/quantity charges for trade waste discharged from land — a period determined by the Water Corporation for the land, commencing on a day between 1 July and 31 December (inclusive) in a year and ending on a day that is within 20 days of the expiration of one year after the commencement of the period;

drainage area means an area designated by the Minister as a drainage area under regulation 45;

drainage charge means a water service charge set out in Schedule 5;

financial year, preceded by a reference to 2 calendar years (for example, 2014/15) means the financial year ending on 30 June in the second of those years;

government trading organisation means an organisation listed in Schedule 8;

GRV, of land, means the gross rental value of the land under the Valuation of Land Act 1978;

holiday accommodation means accommodation which —

(a)is held out by the owner or occupier of the land on which the accommodation is situated as being available for occupation for holiday purposes by persons other than the owner or occupier; or

(b)is made available by that owner or occupier for those purposes,

unless, in the opinion of the Water Corporation, the accommodation is not held out or made available for the purpose of trade or business;

Housing Authority means the Housing Authority referred to in the Housing Act 1980 section 6(4);

hydrant standpipe means a standpipe that can be attached to a hydrant;

irrigation district means an irrigation district constituted under the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 Part IV;

irrigation works, of a person, include a dam, reservoir or other non‑reticulated works of the person used in the provision of an irrigation service;

local government standpipe means a standpipe access to which is controlled by a local government;

long‑term residential caravan bay means a caravan bay that is rented by a person as the person’s principal place of residence;

lot means —

(a)a lot in a strata scheme or a lot in a survey‑strata scheme, as those terms are defined in the Strata Titles Act 1985 section 3(1); or

(b)a lot as defined in the Community Titles Act 2018 section 3(1);

major fixture means —

(a)a water closet; and

(b)each urinal outlet contained within a floor mounted urinal; and

(c)each stand of wall hung urinals contained within a separate ablution area; and

(d)a bedpan washer;

non‑commercial government property means land held by a public authority other than —

(a)land held by a government trading organisation; or

(b)public land; or

(c)vacant land;

non‑profit private organisation means a private organisation that is not operated for the purpose of profit or gain to individual members, shareholders or owners;

nursing home means a facility licensed by the Commonwealth to provide nursing home facilities;

park home means a park home as defined in the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 section 5(1);

public land means land used wholly or primarily for the provision of public facilities (for example, a park or land on which there is located public recreation facilities or a block of toilets or change rooms);

residential property, in relation to a water service charge, means land that —

(a)is or could be classified as residential for the purposes of the Division under which the charge applies; and

(b)is used as a dwelling;

retirement village means a number of units, the residents of which have a right to life tenancy under a lease arrangement and are predominantly —

(a)over 55 years old and not in full‑time employment; or

(b)retired;

scheme plan —

(a)for a strata titles scheme — has the meaning given in the Strata Titles Act 1985 section 3(1); or

(b)for a community titles scheme — has the meaning given in the Community Titles Act 2018 section 3(1);

semi‑rural residential property, in relation to a water service charge, means land that —

(a)is classified as semi‑rural residential for the purposes of the Division under which the charge applies; and

(b)is used as a dwelling;

sewerage area means an area designated as a sewerage area under regulation 38;

sewerage charge means a water service charge set out in Schedule 4;

single capital infrastructure charge means a water service charge set out in Schedule 3 item 18(3);

special meter reading means a meter reading that is not a routine meter reading;

strata‑titled caravan bay means a caravan bay that is a lot and a residential property;

strata titles scheme has the meaning given in the Strata Titles Act 1985 section 3(1);

water supply charge means a water service charge set out in Schedule 3.

(2)If land is provided to a person for residential use as part of the provision of relief or assistance to sick, aged, disadvantaged, unemployed or young persons by a non‑profit private organisation, then the use of that land by that person and any of his or her family for residential purposes is for charitable purposes.

(3)In the definition of residential property, the reference to land that could be classified as residential is a reference to land that meets the criteria for classification as residential land but is classified according to a more specific classification.

(4)In this Part, a reference to land vested in a person or body includes a reference to land the care, control and management of which has been placed with the person or body under the Land Administration Act 1997.

[Regulation 16 amended: Gazette 13 Dec 2016 p. 5690; 14 Jun 2019 p. 1930; 31 Dec 2019 p. 4665; SL 2021/79 r. 10; SL 2022/82 r. 4.]

17.Concessional land

(1)For the purposes of this Part, the following land is concessional land —

(a)land held by the State;

(b)land held by a government trading organisation;

(c)land vested in, held by or used or occupied by, a local government, other than —

(i)alienated land held by the local government as a tenant or otherwise used or occupied by the local government with the authority of the owner of the land; or

(ii)land used for business purposes; or

(iii)land held or occupied by a tenant of the local government;

(d)land belonging to or leased by a religious body and used or held exclusively for public worship, as a dwelling for a priest, minister, monk, nun or similar person, or for monastic purposes;

(e)land used or held exclusively as a public hospital, public or private school, public library, public museum or public art gallery or for a similar purpose;

(f)land used or held exclusively for charitable purposes;

(g)land vested in any of the following —

(i)a board under the Parks and Reserves Act 1895;

(ii)the Authority under the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998;

(iii)the Authority under the Zoological Parks Authority Act 2001;

(iv)the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia Inc.;

(v)an agricultural society registered under the Royal Agricultural Society Act 1926;

(h)land used, occupied or held exclusively for the purposes of a society, club, association or other body that —

(i)conducts sporting, hobby or like activities as its sole or principal activities; and

(ii)in the opinion of the Water Corporation, is not operated for the purpose of profit or gain to individual members, shareholders or owners; and

(iii)is not listed in subregulation (2);

(i)land used on occasion for horse or greyhound racing if the land is used principally by societies, clubs, associations and other bodies described in paragraph (h);

(j)land used, occupied or held exclusively for the purposes of a club or association listed in subregulation (2) if —

(i)the land is used principally for horse or greyhound racing; and

(ii)no off‑course betting facilities are provided by Racing and Wagering Western Australia (established by the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003) for any of the race meetings conducted on the land;

(k)land used or held as a cemetery;

(l)land that the Water Corporation declares, under this paragraph, to be concessional land for the purposes of this Part.

(2)For the purposes of subregulation (1)(h) and (j), the following bodies are listed —

(a)The Western Australian Turf Club and any club or association formed for the conduct or promotion of galloping horse races in Western Australia;

(b)the Western Australian Trotting Association constituted by the Western Australian Trotting Association Act 1946 and any trotting club or association formed for the conduct or promotion of trotting or pacing horse races in Western Australia;

(c)the Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association established by the Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association Act 1981 and any greyhound club or association formed for the conduct or promotion of greyhound racing in Western Australia.

(3)Despite subregulation (1), land described in subregulation (1)(d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j) or (k) is not concessional land to the extent to which it is leased or otherwise occupied for a purpose not related to a purpose described in the paragraph.

(4)Land does not cease to be used, occupied or held exclusively for a purpose mentioned in subregulation (1) merely because it is used for fundraising for, or as a meeting place for, a religious or charitable purpose, or as a polling place for any parliamentary or other election.

Division 2 — Provisions of general application

18.Application of this Division

This Division applies to water service charges applicable under Divisions 3, 4, 5 and 6.

19.Payment of charges

(1)In this regulation —

trade waste charge means a water service charge set out in Schedule 4 item 7, 8, 9 or 32 or Schedule 7 item 11, 12 or 13.

(2)A water service charge, or a portion of a water service charge, that is payable is due for payment to the Water Corporation on the day specified in an invoice for the charge or the portion.

(3)The day specified must be —

(a)for a trade waste charge or a single capital infrastructure charge — at least 28 days after the day on which the invoice is issued; or

(b)for all other charges — at least 14 days after the day on which the invoice is issued.

(4)A water service charge, other than a quality/quantity charge, may be due for payment, in whole or in part, in advance, but not before the beginning of the year for which the charge applies.

(5)This regulation —

(a)is subject to a special payment arrangement under regulation 21; and

(b)does not apply to a charge set out in Schedule 7 other than in item 11, 12 or 13.

[Regulation 19 amended: SL 2022/82 r. 5.]

20.Permitted surcharge for using credit card or debit card

(1)In this regulation —

permitted surcharge has the meaning given in RBA Standard No. 3 of 2016;

RBA Standard No. 3 of 2016 means the standard titled Standard No. 3 of 2016: Scheme Rules Relating to Merchant Pricing for Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Transactions determined by the Reserve Bank of Australia under the Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998 (Commonwealth) section 18, as in force from time to time.

(2)An invoice for a statutory water service charge, or a portion of a statutory water service charge, may include a permitted surcharge for payments made using a credit card or debit card.

(3)The permitted surcharge is payable if the amount in the invoice is paid, in whole or in part, using a credit card or debit card.

[Regulation 20 inserted: Gazette 22 Jun 2018 p. 2213.]

21.Special payment arrangements

(1)This regulation does not apply to a single capital infrastructure charge.

(2)The Water Corporation may enter into a special payment arrangement with a person for the payment of water service charges payable under this Part.

(3)A special payment arrangement is on the terms and conditions, including as to the payment of additional charges and interest, that the Water Corporation considers appropriate, having regard to the person’s circumstances.

(4)However —

(a)the arrangement must provide for payment by regular instalments; and

(b)if additional charges are payable under the arrangement — the amount of each additional charge cannot exceed $3.00; and

(c)if interest is payable under the arrangement — the rate at which the interest is calculated cannot exceed the rate in regulation 29.

22.Estimating quantity of water or wastewater supplied, discharged or drained

(1)Subregulation (2) applies to the extent to which the quantity of water or wastewater supplied to or discharged or drained from land is not accurately measured by a meter because of one of the following circumstances or a similar circumstance —

(a)the meter is not functioning properly;

(b)the meter has been removed, for whatever reason;

(c)the meter cannot be read because a physical obstruction, adverse weather or other unforeseen circumstance prevents access to the meter.

(2)For the purposes of calculating a water service charge for the supply of water to land or the discharge or drainage of water or wastewater from land, the Water Corporation may estimate the quantity of water or wastewater supplied, discharged or drained in accordance with one or more of the following paragraphs —

(a)by adjusting the quantity registered by the meter to take account of an error found on testing the meter;

(b)by deducting from the volume of water supplied to the land, or a particular part of the land, an allowance for the volume of water supplied that was not discharged;

(c)in the case of water supplied for irrigation — by reference to the rate of flow and the period of supply;

(d)by reference to historical data relating to the quantity of water supplied to the land;

(e)by reference to historical data relating to the discharge of wastewater from the land;

(f)by reference to typical quantities of water or wastewater supplied to, or discharged or drained from, land of that type.

(3)Subregulations (1) and (2) also apply to a supply of water made other than in respect of land, to the extent to which they are relevant.

(4)If water supplied for irrigation is not supplied through a meter then, for the purposes of calculating a water service charge for the supply of the water, the Water Corporation may estimate the quantity of water supplied by reference to the rate of flow and the period of supply.

(5)This regulation does not apply in relation to the calculation of water service charges for the discharge of trade waste.

23.Determining quality and quantity of trade waste discharged

(1)In this regulation —

approved meter means a meter approved by the Water Corporation.

(2)Subregulation (3) applies to the extent to which the quantity of trade waste discharged from land into a sewer of the Water Corporation is not accurately measured by an approved meter.

(3)For the purposes of calculating a water service charge for the discharge of trade waste from land into a sewer of the Water Corporation, the Water Corporation may determine the quantity of trade waste discharged in accordance with one or more of the following paragraphs —

(a)if the quantity of wastewater discharged from the land, or a particular part of the land, into the sewer is accurately measured by an approved meter — by deducting from that quantity an allowance for wastewater discharged that was not trade waste;

(b)by deducting from the quantity of water supplied to the land, or a particular part of the land, an allowance for the quantity of water supplied that was not discharged and an allowance for wastewater discharged that was not trade waste;

(c)by reference to a waste discharge profile determined by the Water Corporation to be applicable to the type of trade, industry, business or calling from which the trade waste is discharged;

(d)by reference to historical data relating to the discharge of wastewater or trade waste from the land;

(e)by reference to information given to the Water Corporation in relation to —

(i)the discharge of industrial waste under a permit under the Country Towns Sewerage By‑laws 1952 1 or the Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage By‑laws 1981; or

(ii)the discharge of trade waste under an approval of the Water Corporation (referred to in the Water Services Act 2012 Part 5 Division 6).

(4)Subregulation (5) applies to the extent to which the quality of trade waste discharged from land into a sewer of the Water Corporation is not accurately measured.

(5)For the purposes of calculating a water service charge for the discharge of trade waste from land into a sewer of the Water Corporation, the Water Corporation may determine the quality of trade waste discharged in accordance with one or more of the following paragraphs —

(a)by reference to a waste discharge profile determined by the Water Corporation to be applicable to the type of trade, industry, business or calling from which the trade waste is discharged;

(b)by reference to historical data relating to the discharge of wastewater or trade waste from the land;

(c)by reference to information given to the Water Corporation in relation to —

(i)the discharge of industrial waste under a permit under the Country Towns Sewerage By‑laws 1952 1 or the Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage By‑laws 1981; or

(ii)the discharge of trade waste under an approval of the Water Corporation (referred to in the Water Services Act 2012 Part 5 Division 6).

24.Vacant land: minimum charges before revaluation

(1)If —

(a)land becomes vacant; and

(b)the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is intended for residential purposes; and

(c)the area of land does not exceed 1 200 m2,

the water service charges applicable under Divisions 3, 4 and 5 are, until the commencement of the next financial year, the minimum charges for vacant land.

(2)The minimum charges for vacant land are —

(a)for a water supply service — the charge set out in Schedule 3 item 13;

(b)for a sewerage service — the applicable charge set out in Schedule 4 item 3 or 12(6);

(c)for a drainage service — the charge set out in Schedule 5 item 5.

[Regulation 24 amended: SL 2022/82 r. 6.]

25.Classification of land

(1)The classification of land for a financial year is that of the land immediately before the beginning of the year unless the Water Corporation re‑classifies the land during the year or classifies the land for the first time.

(2)In the case of the 2014/15 financial year, the classification of land immediately before the beginning of the year is the classification under the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2.

(3)This regulation does not apply in relation to the residential or non‑residential class of a town or area as set out in Schedule 10 or 11.

26.Classification of land: holiday accommodation

If land is classified at any time during a financial year on the basis that it is used in whole or in part for the purpose of providing holiday accommodation, the land is to be classified for the remainder of the year on that basis unless —

(a)the ownership or occupation of the land changes; and

(b)the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land has ceased to be land used in whole or in part for the purpose of providing holiday accommodation.

27.Commercial caravan parks

(1)Subject to subregulation (2), the water service charges for water supplied to, or wastewater discharged from, a commercial caravan park are calculated in the same manner as for other land classified as non‑residential.

(2)The operator of a commercial caravan park may nominate one or more caravan bays as long‑term residential caravan bays, in which case —

(a)the nominated caravan bays are long‑term residential caravan bays for the purposes of Schedules 3 and 4; and

(b)the water supply charges set out in Schedule 3 Division 1 apply to the caravan park as a whole, except that the amount payable is to be reduced by multiplying it by the following proportion —

where —

Nis the number of long‑term residential caravan bays in the caravan park;

Tis the total number of caravan bays in the caravan park;

and

(c)the water supply charges set out in Schedule 3 Division 2 apply to the caravan park as a whole, except that the residential rate applies to the first V kL of water supplied, where —

Vis 150 kL × the number of long‑term residential caravan bays in the caravan park.

Note for this subregulation:

See Schedule 4 items 16 and 23 for sewerage charges for caravan parks with long‑term residential caravan bays.

(3)In subregulation (2)(c) —

residential rate means the rate for the supply of up to 150 kL of water to a residential property according to the location of the caravan park.

(4)Water service charges that apply because of subregulation (2)(a) are in addition to the water service charges that apply to the caravan park as a whole.

[Regulation 27 amended: SL 2022/82 r. 7.]

28.Maximum increases for various GRV based charges

(1)If, for a financial year, a water service charge calculated in respect of land under Schedule 4 item 2, 3 or 12 or Schedule 5 item 6 is more than 12.5% greater than the charge payable in respect of the land for the same service under the same circumstances in the previous financial year, the charge payable for the financial year cannot be more than 12.5% more than the charge payable for the previous financial year.

(2)If, for a financial year, a water service charge calculated in respect of land under Schedule 5 item 4 or 5 is more than $25.00 greater than the charge payable in respect of the land for the same service under the same circumstances in the previous financial year, the charge payable for the financial year cannot be more than $25.00 more than the charge payable for the previous financial year.

(3)If, because of a change of circumstances in a financial year, a water service charge set out in Schedule 4 item 2, 3 or 12 or Schedule 5 item 4, 5 or 6 commences to apply in respect of land, the charge payable for the remainder of the year is to be calculated as follows —

(a)the charge is to be calculated for the whole of the year on the basis of the new circumstances;

(b)the Water Corporation is to estimate a notional charge for the previous financial year in respect of the land, that is, the charge that would have been payable for that year if the new circumstances had applied to the land for the whole of that year;

(c)the charge calculated in accordance with paragraph (a) is to be limited in accordance with subregulation (1) or (2) (where relevant), using the notional charge estimated in accordance with paragraph (b);

(d)the charge calculated in accordance with paragraph (a), as limited in accordance with paragraph (c) (where relevant), is to be reduced pro rata.

(4)If, in a financial year, there is a change of circumstances in relation to which subregulation (3) applies and a subsequent change of circumstances in relation to which the subregulation applies, the reference in the subregulation to the remainder of the year is, for the purposes of the first mentioned application of the subregulation, to be read as a reference to that part of the year commencing on the day on which the change of circumstances occurs and ending on the day before the day on which the subsequent change of circumstances occurs.

[Regulation 28 amended: Gazette 30 Jun 2015 p. 2364; 27 Jun 2016 p. 2538; 15 Sep 2017 p. 4796; 22 Jun 2018 p. 2213; 14 Jun 2019 p. 1930; SL 2021/80 r. 6; SL 2022/82 r. 8.]

[28A.Deleted: SL 2021/80 r. 7.]

29.Interest accruing on overdue amounts

If an amount payable under this Part is overdue, interest accrues daily on any part of that amount unpaid after the day on which the amount was due, at the rate set out in the Water Services Regulations 2013 regulation 82.

[Regulation 29 amended: Gazette 27 Jun 2016 p. 2538; 13 Dec 2016 p. 5690.]

Division 3 — Water supply charges

30.Land connected to water supply works

In this Division, a reference to land connected to water supply works of the Water Corporation is a reference to land on which there is a water supply outlet that is connected to water supply works of the Water Corporation.

31.Water supply charges

(1)The water service charges set out in Schedule 3, other than in Division 1 Subdivision 3 and Division 2 Subdivision 3, apply, in accordance with the Schedule, in respect of land in respect of which a water supply service is provided by the Water Corporation.

(2)If the Water Corporation is satisfied that it is practicable for water supply works of the Water Corporation to be connected to a water supply outlet on land then, for the purposes of subregulation (1), a water supply service is to be taken to be provided in respect of the land by the Water Corporation, despite those works not being connected to a water supply outlet on the land.

(3)A water service charge set out in Schedule 3 Division 1 Subdivision 3 or Division 2 Subdivision 3 applies, in accordance with the Schedule, in respect of the service described.

(4)If the service referred to in subregulation (3) —

(a)is provided in respect of land — the charge applies in respect of the land; or

(b)is not provided in respect of land — the recipient of the service is liable for the charge.

(5)A water supply charge is not payable if land in respect of which it applies —

(a)is not connected to water supply works of the Water Corporation; and

(b)is land that is not classified capital infrastructure but is reasonably capable of being supplied by the Water Corporation with water from works provided in relation to land that is so classified.

[Regulation 31 amended: SL 2022/82 r. 9.]

32.Classification of land

(1)For the purposes of this Division, land may be classified by the Water Corporation as follows —

(a)residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land —

(i)is used, or is capable of being used, wholly or primarily for the purpose of providing residential accommodation to the owner or occupier of the land; and

(ii)is not used in whole or in part for the purpose of providing holiday accommodation;

(b)commercial residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that —

(i)the land is used as described in paragraph (a); and

(ii)the land is also used for the purpose of a shop, workshop, office, bakery, surgery or another similar business purpose;

(c)semi‑rural residential — if the land is in the metropolitan area and the Water Corporation is satisfied that —

(i)the land is used as described in paragraph (a); and

(ii)the land is also used for the purpose of primary production, which includes use for the purpose of a farm, market garden, kennel, plant nursery, orchard, stable, vineyard or another similar purpose; and

(iii)water supplied to the land by the Water Corporation is used wholly or primarily for the purposes of the use referred to in subparagraph (i);

(d)non‑residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land —

(i)is used, or is capable of being used, for business or professional purposes, holiday accommodation, manufacturing, processing or other commercial processes; and

(ii)cannot be classified as residential;

(e)farmland — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is farmland and supplies water to the land;

(f)mining — if the land is in the non‑metropolitan area and the Water Corporation is satisfied that it is used for the purposes of mining;

(g)institutional public — if the land is in the non‑metropolitan area and the Water Corporation is satisfied that it is used by a club or association, or for some other public purpose, approved by the Water Corporation;

(h)charitable purposes — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is used for charitable purposes;

(i)community residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is occupied as a communal property on which several families dwell at the same time and is managed by the persons dwelling on the land or a committee of them;

(j)local government — if the land is in the non‑metropolitan area and the Water Corporation is satisfied that it is used by a local government for business, professional, commercial or office purposes;

(k)aged home — if the land is in the metropolitan area and the Water Corporation is satisfied that it is used as an aged home;

(l)vacant land — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that —

(i)there is no building on the land; or

(ii)if there is, there is no other appropriate classification for the land under this regulation.

(2)Subject to subregulations (3), (4) and (5), if land can be given more than one classification under subregulation (1), the more specific classification applies to the land to the exclusion of any other.

(3)If land satisfies the criteria set out in subregulation (1)(a) and (h), the Water Corporation may classify the land as residential for the purposes of Schedule 3 Division 2.

(4)For the purposes of this Division, land may be classified by the Water Corporation as capital infrastructure, irrespective of any other classification under this regulation (other than under subregulation (5)), if —

(a)the land is in the locality of Nilgen; and

(b)the Water Corporation provides or is to provide water service works to supply water to the land.

(5)For the purposes of this Division, concessional land may be classified as community purpose, irrespective of any other classification under this regulation, if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is primarily used for non‑commercial purposes that benefit the community.

[Regulation 32 amended: Gazette 14 Jun 2019 p. 1930; SL 2022/82 r. 10.]

33.Change of occupancy during year

(1)If —

(a)there is a change in the occupation of a land to which a water service charge set out in Schedule 3 item 25 or 29 applies; and

(b)within 10 days before or after the change in occupation the new occupier obtains a special meter reading from the Water Corporation,

the charge payable for the supply of water to the land from the day on which the meter was read until the end of the current consumption year is worked out as if the volumetric ranges in the item were reduced by multiplying each boundary volume for the first 2 volumetric ranges by the following fraction —

where —

Nis the number of whole or part months before the end of the current consumption year.

(2)If there is a subsequent change in occupation before the end of the current consumption year, the references in subregulation (1) to the end of the current consumption year are to be read as references to the subsequent change of occupation.

[Regulation 33 amended: Gazette 27 Jun 2016 p. 2539; SL 2022/82 r. 11.]

34.Concessions: consumption charges

(1)A person who is liable to pay a water supply charge set out in Schedule 3 item 25, 29 or 31 for water supplied to land in a charge period is entitled to a discount of 50% of the charge if —

(a)the person satisfies the Water Corporation that he or she was an eligible pensioner at any time during the charge period; and

(b)the land was occupied by the person during the whole of the charge period, whether or not the land was also occupied by any other person; and

(c)no water supply charges set out in Schedule 3 Division 2 for which the person was liable are in arrears; and

(d)the person has not been allowed a concession under this regulation in respect of water supplied to any other land in the charge period.

(2)However, if the person commences or ceases to occupy the land during the charge period —

(a)subregulation (1)(b) does not apply to any part of the period before the person commenced to occupy the land, or after the person ceased to occupy the land, whichever is relevant; and

(b)if the person has been allowed a concession under this regulation in respect of water supplied to any other land in the charge period — subregulation (1)(d) is to be taken to have been satisfied if the portions of the periods to which the respective concessions relate do not, to any extent, coincide.

(3)Despite subregulation (1), the discount for charges payable for water supplied to land during the current consumption year cannot exceed 50% of the charge —

(a)for land in the metropolitan area — for the first 150 kL of water supplied to the land in the consumption year;

(b)for land in the town of Cue, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Mullewa, Sandstone, Wiluna or Yalgoo — for the first 600 kL of water supplied to the land in the consumption year;

(c)for land south of 26° South Latitude, other than land covered by paragraph (a) or (b) — for the first 400 kL of water supplied to the land in the consumption year;

(d)for land north of 26° South Latitude — for the first 600 kL of water supplied to the land in the consumption year.

(4)In relation to land in the non‑metropolitan area, the Water Corporation may, having regard to the circumstances of a particular person, disregard the requirement in subregulation (1)(b) in relation to the person.

(5)This regulation does not apply to a person entitled to a rebate under regulation 35.

[Regulation 34 amended: SL 2020/95 r. 7.]

35.Concessions: certain occupiers of multi‑unit developments

(1)A person who is liable to pay a water supply charge set out in Schedule 3 Division 2 for water supplied in a charge period to a residential unit in a multi‑unit development is entitled to the rebate on the charge set out in subregulation (2) if —

(a)the person is —

(i)an eligible pensioner who is a registered person, as defined in the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 section 3(1), and who was registered immediately before the charge period; or

(ii)a concession card holder who is registered with the Water Corporation for the purposes of this regulation on the basis that the person is a tenant in the multi‑unit development and who was registered immediately before the charge period;

and

(b)in respect of the water supply to the multi‑unit development, the units are not individually metered; and

(c)the unit was occupied by the person during the whole of the charge period, whether or not the land was also occupied by any other person.

(2)The rebate is 50% of the charge for the average unit consumption for the charge period.

(3)Despite subregulation (2), the discount for charges payable for water supplied to a multi‑unit development during the current consumption year cannot exceed 50% of the charge —

(a)for a unit in the metropolitan area — for the first 150 kL of water supplied to the multi‑unit development in the consumption year;

(b)for a unit in the town of Cue, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Mullewa, Sandstone, Wiluna or Yalgoo — for the first 600 kL of water supplied to the multi‑unit development in the consumption year;

(c)for a unit south of 26° South Latitude, other than land covered by paragraph (a) or (b) — for the first 400 kL of water supplied to the multi‑unit development in the consumption year;

(d)for a unit north of 26° South Latitude — for the first 600 kL of water supplied to the multi‑unit development in the consumption year.

(4)In subregulation (1), a reference to a multi‑unit residential development includes a reference to a caravan park.

(5)In subregulation (2), the average unit consumption for a charge period is the total volume of water supplied to the multi‑unit development in the charge period divided by the number of units in the development.

(6)The Water Corporation may, having regard to the circumstances of a particular person, disregard the requirement in subregulation (1)(a) that the person have been a registered person or registered with the Water Corporation before the charge period.

(7)A rebate must be —

(a)paid to the person entitled to it; or

(b)credited against any other liability the person may have to pay water service charges to the Water Corporation.

(8)A person registered with the Water Corporation for the purposes of this regulation must, within 21 days, advise the Water Corporation in writing of the person —

(a)ceasing to be an eligible pensioner; or

(b)ceasing to occupy the unit the subject of the registration with the Water Corporation.

36.Concessions: certain retirement village residents

(1)If a person was, immediately before 1 July 2005, liable to pay the charge set out in the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 Schedule 1 item 1 in respect of a unit in a retirement village and the person is liable on or after 1 July 2014 to pay the charge set out in Schedule 3 item 3 in respect of the unit, the person is entitled to a discount on the charge of the lesser of —

(a)25% of the charge; and

(b)$18.14.

(2)Subregulation (1) does not apply if a person registers an entitlement as to land under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 in respect of the unit.

[Regulation 36 amended: Gazette 30 Jun 2015 p. 2364; 27 Jun 2016 p. 2539; 23 Jun 2017 p. 3324.]

36A.Water supplied through commercial standpipes within areas over which a water deficiency declaration applies

(1)In this regulation —

commercial standpipe means a standpipe, access to which is controlled by a local government or by the Water Corporation, that is —

(a)of a meter size greater than 25 mm; and

(b)available for public use;

water deficiency declaration means a declaration made by the Minister notified to the Water Corporation that, in the Minister’s opinion, as a consequence of low rainfall, there is a deficiency between the demand for water within an area that is specified or described in the declaration and the water available within that area.

(2)If water is supplied to a person through a commercial standpipe that is located within an area specified or described in a water deficiency declaration —

(a)if the person is liable to pay a service charge pursuant to Schedule 3 item 11(1) — the person is liable to pay a service charge under Schedule 3 item 20 instead; and

(b)if the person is liable to pay a consumption charge pursuant to Schedule 3 item 30(1)(d) — the person is liable to pay a consumption charge under Schedule 3 item 35 instead.

(3)Subregulation (2) ceases to apply if the Minister notifies the Water Corporation that the water deficiency declaration is revoked.

(4)If, part of the way through a financial year, a water deficiency declaration is made or revoked so that there is a change in the service charges payable by a person referred to in subregulation (2), the charges for the year are to be calculated on a pro rata basis.

[Regulation 36A inserted: SL 2020/95 r. 8; amended: SL 2022/82 r. 12.]

Division 4 — Sewerage charges

37.Land connected to sewerage works

In this Division, a reference to land connected to sewerage works of the Water Corporation is a reference to land on which there is a wastewater inlet that is connected to sewerage works of the Water Corporation.

38.Sewerage areas

(1)The Water Corporation may designate an area as a sewerage area.

(2)An area cannot be designated as a sewerage area unless it is within the operating area of the Water Corporation’s licence for sewerage services.

(3)The Water Corporation may amend or revoke a designation.

(4)The Water Corporation must publish, and keep up‑to‑date, each designation on a website of the Water Corporation.

(5)A sewerage area under the Country Towns Sewerage Act 1948 3 section 4 in effect immediately before the day on which the Water Services Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2012 section 200(a) came into operation is to be taken to have been designated as a sewerage area under subregulation (1) and the designation may be revoked, but not amended, under subregulation (3).

(6)Subregulation (4) does not apply in relation to a sewerage area taken to have been designated as a sewerage area under subregulation (5) until 1 July 2015.

(7)To comply with subregulation (4) in relation to sewerage areas taken to have been designated as sewerage areas under subregulation (5) the Water Corporation may publish copies of Orders in Council made under the Country Towns Sewerage Act 1948 3 section 4.

39.Sewerage charges

(1)The water service charges set out in Schedule 4, other than in Division 3, apply, in accordance with the Schedule, in respect of land in respect of which a sewerage service is provided by the Water Corporation.

(2)If the Water Corporation is satisfied that it is practicable for sewerage works of the Water Corporation to be connected to a wastewater inlet on land then, for the purposes of subregulation (1), a sewerage service is to be taken to be provided in respect of the land by the Water Corporation, despite those works not being connected to a wastewater inlet on the land.

(3)A water service charge set out in Schedule 4 Division 3 applies, in accordance with the Schedule, in respect of the discharge described and the holder of the approval under which the discharge takes place is liable for the charge.

[(4)deleted]

[Regulation 39 amended: SL 2022/82 r. 13.]

40.Classification of land

(1)For the purposes of this Division, land that is not concessional land may be classified by the Water Corporation as follows —

(a)residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land —

(i)is used, or is capable of being used, wholly or primarily for the purpose of providing residential accommodation to the owner or occupier of the land; and

(ii)is not used in whole or in part for the purpose of providing holiday accommodation;

(b)semi‑rural residential — if the land is in the metropolitan area and the Water Corporation is satisfied that —

(i)the land is used as described in paragraph (a); and

(ii)the land is also used for the purpose of primary production, which includes use for the purpose of a farm, market garden, kennel, plant nursery, orchard, stable, vineyard or another similar purpose; and

(iii)water supplied to the land by the Water Corporation is used wholly or primarily for the purposes of the use referred to in subparagraph (i);

(c)non‑residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land —

(i)is used, or is capable of being used, for business or professional purposes, holiday accommodation, manufacturing, processing or other commercial processes; and

(ii)cannot be classified as residential;

(d)vacant land — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that —

(i)there is no building on the land; or

(ii)if there is, there is no other appropriate classification for the land under this regulation.

(2)For the purposes of this Division, concessional land may be classified by the Water Corporation as follows —

(a)charitable purposes — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is used for charitable purposes;

(b)institutional public — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is used by a club or association, or for some other public purpose, approved by the Water Corporation;

(c)community residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is occupied as a communal property on which several families dwell at the same time and is managed by the persons dwelling on the land or a committee of them;

(d)local government — if the land is in the non‑metropolitan area and the Water Corporation is satisfied that it is used by the local government for business, professional, commercial or office purposes;

(e)aged home — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land is used as an aged home;

(f)community purpose — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land cannot be classified under another paragraph of this subregulation.

(3)If land can be given more than one classification under subregulation (1) or (2), the more specific classification within the subregulation applies to the land to the exclusion of any other.

[Regulation 40 amended: SL 2022/82 r. 14.]

41.Minimum charges: Schedule 4 Division 2

(1)The minimum charge, under Schedule 4 Division 2, in respect of land that has a metered supply of water is the greater of —

(a)the service charge for the land calculated in accordance with Schedule 4 item 19 or 27 (whichever is relevant); and

(b)the charge according to the number of major fixtures for the land, that is, “P” in Schedule 4 item 19 or “C” in Schedule 4 item 27 (whichever is relevant).

(2)The minimum charge, under Schedule 4 Division 2, in respect of land that has a supply of water that is not metered is the applicable charge under that Division calculated on the basis of a discharge charge of zero.

(3)The minimum charge, under Schedule 4 Division 2, in respect of land in respect of which a sewerage service is taken to be provided under regulation 39(2) is the applicable charge under that Division calculated on the basis of a discharge charge of zero.

[Regulation 41 amended: SL 2022/82 r. 15.]

42.Estimating charge, or volume discharged, for previous year: Schedule 4 Division 2

(1)In this regulation —

combined charge means a water service charge set out in Schedule 4 Division 2.

(2)If, in calculating a combined charge in respect of land, the Water Corporation is required to take into account a charge payable for the previous financial year in respect of the land but no such charge was payable, the Water Corporation must estimate a notional charge for the previous financial year for the land, that is, the charge that would have been payable for the year if the circumstances currently prevailing had applied to the land for the whole of the year.

(3)If, in calculating a combined charge in respect of land, the Water Corporation is required to take into account a discharge volume for a discharge year for the land, other than the current discharge year, but no such volume can be determined because water was not supplied by the Water Corporation to the land for the whole of the year, the Water Corporation must estimate a notional discharge volume for the year for the land, that is, the volume that would most likely have been discharged for the year if the circumstances currently prevailing had applied to the land for the whole of the year.

(4)If —

(a)because of a change of circumstances during a financial year there is a change in the amount of a combined charge that applies to land; and

(b)the Water Corporation, in calculating the charge in respect of the land, is required to take into account a charge payable for the previous financial year for the land,

the Water Corporation is to estimate a notional charge for the previous financial year for the land, that is, the charge that would have been payable for the year if the circumstances currently prevailing had applied to the land for the whole of the year.

43.Determining number of major fixtures: Schedule 4 Division 2

(1)For the purposes of Schedule 4 Division 2, the number of major fixtures for land in respect of which a sewerage service is provided by the Water Corporation is to be determined in accordance with this regulation.

(2)If the land does not have the benefit of any major fixtures that are shared with other land, the number of major fixtures for the land is the number on the land.

(3)If the land has the benefit of one or more major fixtures that are shared with other land, the number of major fixtures for the land is —

(a)the number of major fixtures on the land that are not shared with other land (if any); plus

(b)the number of major fixtures shared with other land divided by the number of properties sharing those fixtures, rounded down to the nearest whole number.

(4)The minimum number of major fixtures for the land is, or is to be taken to be, one, whether or not there are any major fixtures on the land or the land has the benefit of any major fixtures shared with other land.

44.Concessions: certain retirement village residents

(1)If a person was, immediately before 1 July 2005, liable to pay the charge set out in the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 Schedule 3 item 8 or 10(a) in respect of a unit in a retirement village and the person is liable on or after 1 July 2014 to pay the charge set out in Schedule 4 item 2 or 12 in respect of the unit, the person is entitled to a discount on the charge of the lesser of —

(a)25% of the charge; and

(b)$72.69.

(2)Subregulation (1) does not apply if a person registers an entitlement as to land under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 in respect of the unit.

[Regulation 44 amended: Gazette 30 Jun 2015 p. 2364; 27 Jun 2016 p. 2539; 23 Jun 2017 p. 3325; SL 2022/82 r. 16.]

Division 5 — Drainage charges

45.Drainage areas

(1)The Minister may, by instrument published in the Gazette, designate an area as a drainage area if satisfied that the area benefits or will benefit from, or contributes or will contribute to, the need for the drainage provided or to be provided by a drainage asset of the Water Corporation.

(2)An area cannot be designated as a drainage area unless it is within the operating area of the Water Corporation’s licence for drainage services.

(3)The Minister may, by instrument published in the Gazette, revoke the designation of an area as a drainage area if satisfied that the area no longer benefits from or contributes to the need for the drainage provided by a drainage asset of the Water Corporation.

(4)A designation under subregulation (1) may create a new drainage area or extend an existing drainage area, and a revocation under subregulation (3) may revoke the designation of the whole of or a part of an existing drainage area.

(5)A designation that extends an existing drainage area, and a revocation of a part of an existing drainage area, maybe by way of amendment to the current designation of the drainage area.

(6)The Water Corporation must publish, and keep up‑to‑date, each designation on a website of the Water Corporation.

(7)A drainage area under the Metropolitan Water Authority Act 1982 4 section 104 in effect immediately before the day on which the Water Services Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2012 section 20 came into operation is to be taken to have been designated as a drainage area under subregulation (1), and the designation may be revoked, in whole, under subregulation (3).

(8)Subregulation (6) does not apply in relation to a drainage area taken to have been designated as a drainage area under subregulation (7) until 1 July 2015.

(9)To comply with subregulation (6) in relation to drainage areas taken to have been designated as drainage areas under subregulation (7) the Water Corporation may publish copies of declarations made under the Metropolitan Water Authority Act 1982 4 section 104 as in effect before the day on which the Water Services Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2012 section 20 came into operation.

46.Drainage areas: notice of and objections to proposed designation

(1)Before the Minister designates an area as a drainage area, the Minister must —

(a)give 2 months’ notice of the proposed designation; and

(b)take into account any objections made under subregulation (3).

(2)Notice of a proposal to designate an area as a drainage area must —

(a)be published in the Gazette and on the Department’s website; and

(b)include —

(i)the date on or after which the Minister proposes to make the designation; and

(ii)a description of the area sufficient to identify its location; and

(iii)details of the plan on which the proposed drainage area is set out and how the plan can be inspected.

(3)A person with a material interest in a proposal to designate an area as a drainage area may object to the proposal in writing to the Minister within one month after the day on which notice of the proposal is published in the Gazette.

[Regulation 46 amended: Gazette 13 Dec 2016 p. 5691.]

47.Drainage charges

(1)The water service charges set out in Schedule 5 apply, in accordance with the Schedule, in respect of land in a drainage area.

[(2)deleted]

(3)A drainage charge is not payable if land in respect of which it applies is —

(a)greater than one hectare in area; and

(b)comprised wholly of —

(i)rural land; or

(ii)land that has not been the subject of development.

(4)In subregulation (3) —

development has the meaning given in the Planning and Development Act 2005 section 4(1);

rural land means land zoned for agricultural or rural use under —

(a)a local planning scheme made under the Planning and Development Act 2005; or

(b)the Swan Valley Planning Scheme in force under the Swan Valley Planning Act 2020.

[Regulation 47 amended: SL 2021/128 r. 4; SL 2022/82 r. 17.]

48.Classification of land

For the purposes of this Division, land may be classified by the Water Corporation as follows —

(a)residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land —

(i)is used, or is capable of being used, wholly or primarily for the purpose of providing residential accommodation to the owner or occupier of the land; and

(ii)is not used in whole or in part for the purpose of providing holiday accommodation;

(b)semi‑rural residential — if the land is in the metropolitan area and the Water Corporation is satisfied that —

(i)the land is used as described in paragraph (a); and

(ii)the land is also used for the purpose of primary production, which includes use for the purpose of a farm, market garden, kennel, plant nursery, orchard, stable, vineyard or another similar purpose; and

(iii)water supplied to the land by the Water Corporation is used wholly or primarily for the purposes of the use referred to in subparagraph (i);

(c)non‑residential — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that the land —

(i)is used, or is capable of being used, for business or professional purposes, holiday accommodation, manufacturing, processing or other commercial processes; and

(ii)may not be classified as residential;

(d)vacant land — if the Water Corporation is satisfied that —

(i)there is no building on the land; or

(ii)if there is, there is no other appropriate classification for the land under this regulation.

[Regulation 48 amended: SL 2022/82 r. 18.]

49.Concessions: certain retirement village residents

(1)If a person was, immediately before 1 July 2005, liable to pay the charge set out in the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 Schedule 4 item 3 in respect of a unit in a retirement village and the person is liable on or after 1 July 2014 to pay the charge set out in Schedule 5 item 4 in respect of the unit, the person is entitled to a discount on the charge of the lesser of —

(a)25% of the charge; and

(b)$9.17.

(2)Subregulation (1) does not apply if a person registers an entitlement as to land under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 in respect of the unit.

[Regulation 49 amended: Gazette 30 Jun 2015 p. 2365; 27 Jun 2016 p. 2539; 23 Jun 2017 p. 3325.]

Division 6 — Irrigation charges

50.Charges for water supplied from certain irrigation works

(1)The water service charges set out in Schedule 6 apply in respect of land that is supplied with water from irrigation works of the Water Corporation in the Ord Irrigation District.

(2)For the purposes of this regulation —

(a)the supply of water from irrigation works includes authorising a person to take water from the works; and

(b)the Ord River is to be taken to be irrigation works of the Water Corporation to the extent to which the river is used by the Water Corporation to, in effect, deliver water to persons who are to be supplied with water by the Water Corporation.

(3)The water service charge set out in Schedule 6 item 2 is not payable if land in respect of which the charge applies is concessional land.

Division 7 — Miscellaneous charges

51.Miscellaneous charges

(1)Schedule 7 sets out charges for certain things done, or goods and services provided, by the Water Corporation as part of or incidental to the provision of a water service.

(2)The Water Corporation may —

(a)require payment of a charge, set out in Schedule 7, in advance; and

(b)reduce or waive a charge in a particular case, or generally, if it considers that to be appropriate.

Part 6 — Repeal of regulations and transitional provisions

Division 1 — Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2013 repealed

52.Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2013 repealed

The Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2013 are repealed.

Division 2 — Transitional provisions: Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Regulations 2014

[Heading amended: Gazette 15 Oct 2014 p. 3943.]

Subdivision 1 — General provisions

53.Application of the Interpretation Act 1984

This Division does not limit the operation of the Interpretation Act 1984.

54.Liability to water service charges

These regulations are to be read and construed so that a person’s liability to water service charges under these regulations is, to the extent not inconsistent with these regulations, as nearly as possible the same as if these regulations had not been enacted and the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 had instead been amended to provide for water service charges in the terms in which they are provided for by these regulations.

55.Continuing effect of things done before 1 July 2014

(1)This regulation applies to an act, matter or thing done or omitted to be done under or for the purposes of a provision of the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 (the old provision) before 1 July 2014 by a person, to the extent to which that act, matter or thing has any force or significance on and after 1 July 2014.

(2)The act, matter or thing is, if there is a provision of these regulations that corresponds to the old provision in relation to that act, matter or thing, to be taken, on and after 1 July 2014, to have been done or omitted by the person under or for the purposes of the corresponding provision of these regulations.

56.Relationship between Subdivision 1 and Subdivision 2

The generality of the provisions in this Subdivision is not limited by the specificity of the provisions in Subdivision 2.

Subdivision 2 — Specific provisions

57.Commencement of these regulations during charge period

(1)This regulation applies in relation to —

(a)a water service charge set out in Schedule 1 Division 2, Schedule 2 Division 2, Schedule 3 Division 2 or Schedule 4 Division 2 or 3; and

(b)a charge period that commences before 1 July 2014 and ends on or after 1 July 2014.

(2)The amount of the charge payable under the Division for the part of the charge period that commences on 1 July 2014 is to be worked out as if the rate or amount of the charge were the rate or amount for the corresponding charge under the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 as in effect immediately before 1 July 2014.

58.Special payment arrangements

A special payment arrangement for the payment of charges entered into under the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 by‑law 8, has effect —

(a)for the purposes of these regulations as if entered into under regulation 21; and

(b)in relation to the corresponding charge or charges under these regulations.

59.Commercial caravan parks

The nomination by the operator of a commercial caravan park of caravan bays as long‑term residential caravan bays, under the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 by‑law 17A, has effect for the purposes of these regulations as if made under regulation 27.

60.Certain charges and discharge volumes before 1 July 2014

(1)For the purposes of the application of these regulations in the 2014/15 financial year, a reference to a charge payable for the previous financial year under a provision of these regulations is a reference to the charge payable under the corresponding provision of the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 as in effect for the 2013/14 financial year.

(2)If the Water Corporation is required to estimate a notional charge for the 2013/14 financial year under regulation 28 or 42, the Water Corporation is to do so in accordance with the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 as in effect for that year.

(3)For the purposes of the application of Schedule 4 Division 2 in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years and the determination of a discharge volume for a discharge year that commenced before 1 July 2014, the discharge factors applicable under the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2, as in effect at the relevant time, are to be used.

61.Concessions: r. 34 and 35

(1)The reference in regulation 34(1)(c) to water service charges set out in Schedule 3 Division 2 being in arrears includes a reference to charges under the corresponding provisions of the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 being in arrears.

(2)The reference in regulation 34(2)(b) to a concession under the regulations includes a reference to a concession under the corresponding provision of the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2.

(3)A person who was, immediately before 1 July 2014, registered with the Water Corporation for the purposes of the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 2 by‑law 18B becomes, on 1 July 2014, a person registered with the Water Corporation for the purposes of regulation 35.

Division 3 — Transitional provisions: Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2014

[Heading inserted: Gazette 15 Oct 2014 p. 3944.]

62.Application of r. 5

Regulation 5 does not apply in relation to the amendments effected by the Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2014.

[Regulation 62 inserted: Gazette 15 Oct 2014 p. 3944.]

63.Reduction, waiver or refund of certain charges

(1)This regulation applies in relation to a water service charge paid or payable, under regulation 7 or 12, for water supply services provided in respect of land, or water supplied to land, during the period commencing on 1 July 2014 and ending on 31 October 2014.

(2)The Bunbury Water Corporation or the Busselton Water Corporation (whichever is relevant) may reduce, waive or refund an amount of a charge.

(3)The amount of a reduction, waiver or refund is limited to the amount necessary to place a person in the same position that they would have been in had the amendments in the Water Services (Water Corporations Charges) Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2014 come into operation on 1 July 2014.

(4)A refund may be provided in the form of a credit against future water service charges.

[Regulation 63 inserted: Gazette 15 Oct 2014 p. 3944.]

 

Schedule 1 — Charges for Bunbury Water Corporation

[r. 7]

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Division 1 — Service charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

1.Service charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years

The charges set out in this Division apply for water supply services provided in the 2022/23 financial year and each subsequent year.

2.Residential lots

For a residential lot, the charge is,
for each dwelling on the lot
$262.70

3.Non‑residential lots

For a non‑residential lot, the charge, according to the size of the meter, is —

20 mm $278.00

25 mm $433.80

40 mm $1 112.40

50 mm $1 738.10

80 mm $4 449.50

100 mm $6 952.40

150 mm $15 642.90

4.Fire service connections

For a fire service connection, the charge, according to the size of the meter, is —

25 mm $158.10

40 mm $253.00

50 mm $316.30

100 mm $632.60

150 mm $948.90

200 mm $1 265.20

[Division 1 inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Division 2 — Consumption charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

5.Consumption charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years

The charges set out in this Division apply for water supplied in the 2022/23 financial year and each subsequent year.

6.Residential lots

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to a residential lot, the charge is —

up to 150 kL $1.09

over 150 but not over 350 kL $2.02

over 350 but not over 500 kL $2.89

over 500 kL $3.58

(2)The volumetric ranges in this item have effect by reference to the volume of water supplied in the current consumption year.

7.Non‑residential lots

For each kilolitre of water supplied to a
non‑residential lot, the charge is$3.05

[Division 2 inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Schedule 2 — Charges for Busselton Water Corporation

[r. 12]

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Division 1 — Service charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

1.Service charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years

The charges set out in this Division apply for water supply services provided in the 2022/23 financial year and each subsequent year.

2.Residential lots

For a residential lot, the charge is$228.77

3.Non‑residential lots

For a non‑residential lot, the charge, according to the size of the meter, is —

20 mm $239.11

25 mm $373.58

40 mm $956.39

50 mm $1 494.34

80 mm $3 825.54

100 mm $5 977.39

150 mm $13 449.10

4.Vacant land

For vacant land, the charge is $236.23

5.Fire service connections

For a fire service connection, the charge is $239.11

[Division 1 inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Division 2 — Consumption charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

6.Consumption charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years

The charges set out in this Division apply for water supplied in the 2022/23 financial year and each subsequent year.

7.Residential lots

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to a residential lot, the charge is —

up to 150 kL $1.14

over 150 but not over 350 kL $1.59

over 350 but not over 500 kL $1.81

over 500 but not over 700 kL $2.40

over 700 but not over 1 000 kL $3.36

over 1 000 kL $3.44

(2)The volumetric ranges in this item have effect by reference to the volume of water supplied in the current consumption year.

8.Non‑residential lots

For each kilolitre of water supplied to a
non‑residential lot, the charge is $1.89

9.Water supply service (fire)

For each kilolitre of water supplied through a
fire service connection, the charge is $2.31

[Division 2 inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Schedule 3 — Water supply charges for the Water Corporation

[r. 24, 27 and 31]

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Division 1 — Service charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Subdivision 1 — Preliminary

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

1.Service charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years

The charges set out in this Division apply for water supply services provided in the 2022/23 financial year and each subsequent year.

2.Table of meter‑based charges

For the purposes of this Division, meter‑based charges are set out in the Table.

Table of meter‑based charges

Meter size
mm

Charge
$

15, 20

292.97

25

457.80

30

659.18

35, 38, 40

1 171.95

50

1 831.14

70, 75, 80

4 687.74

100

7 324.58

140, 150

16 480.30

200

29 298.30

250

45 778.60

300

65 921.20

350

89 726.12

Subdivision 2 — Service charges that apply for land

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

3.Residential

For a residential property not covered by
item 4, 5, 8, 9 or 10, the charge, per
dwelling on the land, is $275.70

4.Metropolitan concessional

(1)For land in the metropolitan area that is classified as aged home, community purpose or charitable purposes, the charge, per water supply connection, is the discounted charge set out in the Table to this sub‑item, according to the relevant meter size.

Table of charges and discounts

Meter size

mm

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

15, 20

292.97

292.97

0.00

25

457.80

457.80

0.00

30

659.18

659.18

0.00

35, 38, 40

1 171.95

1 171.95

0.00

50

1 831.14

1 831.14

0.00

70, 75, 80

4 687.74

4 687.74

0.00

100

7 324.58

7 324.58

0.00

140, 150

16 480.30

16 480.30

0.00

200

29 298.30

29 298.30

0.00

250

45 778.60

45 778.60

0.00

300

65 921.20

65 921.20

0.00

350

89 726.12

89 726.12

0.00

(2)Sub‑item (1) does not apply to a connection covered by item 21.

(3)For concessional land in the metropolitan area which, although a water service is provided, is not connected to water supply works of the Water Corporation, the charge is the discounted charge set out in the Table to this sub‑item.

Table of charge and discount

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

292.97

292.97

0.00

5.Strata‑titled or long‑term residential caravan bays and park homes

For a strata‑titled caravan bay, a long‑term
residential caravan bay or a park home,
the charge is $199.41

6.Storage units or parking bays in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme

For a lot that is used for storage purposes or
as a parking bay, in a strata titles scheme or a
community titles scheme, the charge is $103.12

7.Non‑residential lots in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme that share a service

For land that —

(a)is contained in a lot in a strata titles scheme or a lot in a community titles scheme; and

(b)is classified as non‑residential; and

(c)is not covered by item 5 or 6; and

(d)shares a water supply connection with
other such land,

the charge is $292.97

8.Community residential

(1)For land that is classified as community residential, the Water Corporation must determine the number of dwellings on the land.

(2)For land that is classified as community residential, the charge, according to the number of dwellings on the land, is the sum of the discounted charges for each dwelling, as set out in the Table, according to whether the Housing Authority agrees to be responsible for payment of the charge.

Table of charges and discounts

 

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

If Housing Authority responsible for payment of charge

275.70

108.86

166.84

In any other case

275.70

275.70

0.00

9.Semi‑rural residential

For a semi‑rural residential property not
covered by item 4, the charge, per
dwelling on the land, is $275.70

10.Non‑metropolitan concessional

(1)For land in the non‑metropolitan area that is classified as aged home, charitable purposes or institutional public, the charge per water supply connection is the discounted charge set out in the Table to this sub‑item, according to the relevant meter size.

Table of charges and discounts

Meter size

mm

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

15, 20

292.97

292.97

0.00

25

457.80

457.80

0.00

30

659.18

659.18

0.00

35, 38, 40

1 171.95

1 171.95

0.00

50

1 831.14

1 831.14

0.00

70, 75, 80

4 687.74

4 687.74

0.00

100

7 324.58

7 324.58

0.00

140, 150

16 480.30

16 480.30

0.00

200

29 298.30

29 298.30

0.00

250

45 778.60

45 778.60

0.00

300

65 921.20

65 921.20

0.00

350

89 726.12

89 726.12

0.00

(2)Sub‑item (1) does not apply to a connection covered by item 21.

(3)For concessional land in the non‑metropolitan area which, although a water service is provided, is not connected to water supply works of the Water Corporation, the charge is the discounted charge set out in the Table to this sub‑item.

Table of charge and discount

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

292.97

292.97

0.00

11.Non‑residential or commercial residential (except storage units, parking bays and certain lots in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme)

(1)For land that —

(a)is classified as non‑residential or commercial residential; and

(b)is not contained in a residential property; and

(c)is not covered by item 5, 6 or 7,

the charge is the charge set out in the Table in item 2, according to the relevant meter size.

(2)Sub‑item (1) does not apply to a connection covered by item 21.

(3)If land covered by sub‑item (1) is connected to the water supply works of the Water Corporation but not metered, the charge must be calculated as if the connection were metered through a meter of the same diameter as the pipe with which the connection is made.

(4)If land covered by sub‑item (1) is not connected to the water supply works of the Water Corporation, the charge must be calculated as if the land were connected and the connection metered through a 20 mm meter.

12.Additional connections

(1)For land supplied water through more than one water supply connection, the charge, for each additional connection, is —

(a)for land that is classified as non‑residential or commercial residential, the charge set out in the Table in item 2, according to the relevant meter size; and

(b)for land to which paragraph (a)
does not apply $275.70

(2)Sub‑item (1) does not apply to —

(a)a garden service connection; or

(b)a connection covered by item 17 or 21.

(3)The charge under sub‑item (1) is in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule.

(4)If a connection to which sub‑item (1)(a) applies is not metered, the charge must be calculated as if the connection were metered through a meter of a size equal to the diameter of the pipe making the connection.

13.Vacant land

For land that is classified as vacant land,
the charge is $275.70

14.Garden service connections

(1)For a garden service connection for water supplied to land in the suburb of Butler in the metropolitan area —

(a)for land with an area of less
than 400 m2, the charge is $85.87

(b)for land with an area equal to
or greater than 400 m2,
the charge is $171.76

(2)The charge under sub‑item (1) is in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule.

15.Government trading organisations and non‑commercial government property

(1)This item applies to land held by a government trading organisation, or a public authority that holds non‑commercial government property, in respect of which a water service charge set out in item 4 or 10 would, but for this item, apply.

(2)This item does not apply to public land.

(3)For land to which this item applies —

(a)the charge referred to in sub‑item (1) that would otherwise apply, does not; and

(b)the charge, per water supply connection, is the charge set out in the Table in item 2 according to the relevant meter size.

(4)If a connection to which sub‑item (3)(b) applies is not metered, the charge must be calculated as if the connection were metered through a 20 mm meter.

16.Government trading organisations and non‑commercial government property: on‑supply to lessees or ships

(1)This item applies to land held by a government trading organisation, or a public authority that holds non‑commercial government property, if —

(a)the land is connected to the water supply works of the Water Corporation; and

(b)a meter is connected to the property water supply connection with which the Water Corporation supplies water to the land; and

(c)at least some of the water supplied through the meter referred to in paragraph (b) is supplied, through a meter, to one or more lessees of any of the land or to ships in port.

(2)For land to which this item applies, the charge for the supply of water referred to in sub‑item (1)(b) is reduced by the charge set out in the Table in item 2 for a meter of the size that would be required to supply, in aggregate, water as described in sub‑item (1)(c).

(3)This item does not apply if the meter referred to in sub‑item (1)(b) would be the same size whether or not the organisation or authority supplied water as described in sub‑item (1)(c).

Subdivision 3 — Other service charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

17.Farmland

For each water supply connection provided
on land that is classified as farmland,
the charge is $292.97

18.Stock

For each water supply connection provided
for the purpose of watering stock on land that
is not classified as farmland,
the charge is $292.97

19.Shipping

For each water supply connection provided for the purpose of water being taken on board any ship in a port, the charge is the charge set out in the Table in item 2 according to the relevant meter size.

20.Local government standpipes

For each local government standpipe, the charge is —

(a)if the standpipe is used solely for local government works and purposes, the discounted charge set out in the Table; and

(b)in any other case $292.97

Table of charge and discount

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

292.97

292.97

0.00

21.Fire service connections

For a fire service connection, the charge is $292.97

[Division 1 inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Division 2 — Consumption charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Subdivision 1 — Preliminary

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

22.Consumption charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years

(1)The charges set out in this Division apply for water supplied in the 2022/23 financial year and each subsequent year.

(2)Volumetric ranges in an item of this Division have effect by reference to the volume of water supplied in the current consumption year.

23.Residential or non‑residential class of town or area

In this Schedule a reference to the residential or non‑residential class of a town or area is a reference to the residential or non‑residential class of the town or area as set out in Schedule 10 for the current consumption year and Schedule 11 for the previous consumption year.

24.Table of class‑based charges

For the purposes of this Division, class‑based charges are set out in the Table.

Table of class‑based charges

Class

Charge (cents)

1

279.7

2

304.8

3

331.5

4

361.2

5

393.4

6

428.2

7

466.5

8

507.9

9

553.1

10

602.3

11

655.7

12

714.1

13

777.7

14

847.0

15

922.0

Subdivision 2 — Consumption charges that apply to land

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

25.Metropolitan residential and semi‑rural residential

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to land in the metropolitan area that is —

(a)a residential property; or

(b)classified as vacant land but held for residential purposes; or

(c)a semi‑rural residential property,

the charge is —

up to 150 kL 190.5 cents

over 150 but not over 500 kL 253.9 cents

over 500 kL 474.9 cents

(2)The charge under sub‑item (1) does not apply to the supply of water for which a more specific charge is provided in this Subdivision or the supply of water through a garden service connection.

26.Metropolitan non‑residential

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to land in the metropolitan area that is neither classified as residential nor classified as vacant land but held for residential purposes, the charge is —

(a)if the land is classified as commercial residential —

up to 150 kL 190.5 cents

over 150 kL 271.2 cents

(b)if paragraph (a) does not apply 271.2 cents

(2)A charge under sub‑item (1) does not apply to the supply of water for which a more specific charge is provided in this Subdivision.

27.Metropolitan non‑residential concessional

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to
concessional land that is in the metropolitan
area and is not classified as residential,
the charge is 271.2 cents

(2)Sub‑item (1) does not apply if the supply of water is covered by item 37.

28.Community residential

For each kilolitre of water supplied to
land that is classified as community
residential, the charge is 95.3 cents

29.Non‑metropolitan residential

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to land in the non‑metropolitan area that is —

(a)a residential property; or

(b)classified as vacant land but held for residential purposes,

the charge, according to the residential class of the town or area in which the land is located, is —


Consumption (kL)

Class 1 (cents)

Class 2 (cents)

Class 3 (cents)

Class 4 (cents)

Class 5 (cents)

Up to 150

145.4

190.5

190.5

190.5

190.5

Over 150 but not over 300

193.6

253.9

253.9

253.9

253.9

Over 300 but not over 550

222.2

305.8

407.3

478.9

563.4

Over 550

259.5

390.0

519.3

718.3

968.8

(2)Sub‑item (1) applies unless the land is located —

(a)in the town of Cue, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Mullewa, Sandstone, Wiluna or Yalgoo; or

(b)north of 26°S Latitude,

in which case the charge, according to the residential class of the town or area in which the land is located, is —


Consumption (kL)

Class 1 (cents)

Class 2 (cents)

Class 3 (cents)

Class 4 (cents)

Class 5 (cents)

Up to 350

145.4

190.5

190.5

190.5

190.5

Over 350 but not over 500

193.6

253.9

253.9

253.9

253.9

Over 500 but not over 750

222.2

305.8

407.3

478.9

563.4

Over 750

259.5

390.0

519.3

718.3

968.8

(3)A charge under sub‑item (1) or (2) does not apply to the supply of water for which a more specific charge is provided in this Subdivision.

30.Non‑metropolitan non‑residential

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to land
in the non‑metropolitan area that is neither
classified as residential nor classified as
vacant land but held for residential purposes,
the charge is —

(a)if the land is classified as local
government, institutional public
or charitable purposes 279.7 cents

(b)if the land is classified as farmland 279.7 cents

(c)if the land is classified as mining —
the charge applicable in the Table in
item 24 according to the non‑residential
class of the town or area in which the
land is located, except that the Table is
to have effect as if the charge for classes 14
and 15 were 922.0 cents;

(d)if the land is classified as
non‑residential or vacant
land — the charge applicable in the
Table in item 24 according to the
non‑residential class of the town or
area in which the land is located;

(e)if the land is classified as commercial residential —

up to 150 kL 190.5 cents

over 150 kL — the charge applicable in the Table in item 24 according to the non‑residential class of the town or area in which the land is located.

(2)A charge under sub‑item (1) does not apply to the supply of water for which a more specific charge is provided in this Subdivision.

31.Strata‑titled or long‑term residential caravan bays

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to a strata‑titled caravan bay, or a long‑term residential caravan bay, in the metropolitan area, the charge is —

up to 150 kL 190.5 cents

over 150 kL 271.2 cents

(2)For each kilolitre of water supplied to a strata‑titled caravan bay, or a long‑term residential caravan bay, in the non‑metropolitan area, the charge is —

up to 150 kL 190.5 cents

over 150 kL — the charge applicable in the Table in item 24 according to the residential class of the town or area in which the bay is located.

(3)Sub‑items (1) and (2) do not apply to long‑term residential caravan bays referred to in regulation 27(2)(a).

32.Government trading organisations and non‑commercial government property

(1)This item applies to land held by a government trading organisation, or a public authority that holds non‑commercial government property, in respect of which a water service charge set out in item 27 or 30(1)(a) would, but for this item, apply.

(2)This item does not apply to public land or land classified as vacant land.

(3)For land to which this item applies, the charge under sub‑item (4) or (5) applies instead of the charge referred to in sub‑item (1).

(4)For each kilolitre of water supplied to land
in the metropolitan area, the charge is 271.2 cents

(5)For each kilolitre of water supplied to land
in the non‑metropolitan area, the charge is
the charge applicable in the Table in item 24
according to the non‑residential class of the
town or area in which the land is located.

33.Coral Bay desalinated

For each kilolitre of desalinated water
supplied to land in Coral Bay that is not
classified as residential, the charge is783.5 cents

34.Denham desalinated

(1)For each kilolitre of desalinated water supplied, in a charge period, to land in Denham that is classified as residential, the charge is —

up to quota 70.6 cents

over quota but by not more than the
shoulder amount 519.6 cents

over quota by more than the shoulder
amount 1 618.9 cents

(2)In sub‑item (1) —

(a)the quota for the charge period is 18 kL plus 4 kL for each resident on the land in excess of 4 residents; and

(b)the shoulder amount for the charge period is 3 kL plus 1 kL for each resident on the land in excess of 4 residents.

(3)For each kilolitre of desalinated water
supplied to land in Denham that is not
classified as residential, the charge is —

up to quota 72.1 cents

over quota 1 651.2 cents

(4)In sub‑item (3), the quota for the land for the current consumption year is 108 kL or a greater amount specified for the land for the year by the Water Corporation.

Subdivision 3 — Other consumption charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

35.Local government standpipes

For each kilolitre of water supplied
through a local government standpipe,
the charge is 279.7 cents

36.Shipping

For each kilolitre of water supplied for the purpose of being taken on board any ship in port —

(a)for a port in the metropolitan area,
the charge is 271.2 cents

(b)for a port in the non‑metropolitan area, the charge is the charge applicable in the Table in item 24 according to the non‑residential class of the town or area in which the port is located.

37.Stock

For each kilolitre of water supplied through
a water supply connection solely for the
purpose of watering stock, the charge is 279.7 cents

38.Hydrant standpipes

For each kilolitre of water supplied
through a hydrant standpipe, the charge is 271.2 cents

[Division 2 inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Schedule 4 — Sewerage charges for the Water Corporation

[r. 24, 39 and 41]

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Division 1 — Service charges

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

1.Service charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years

The charges set out in this Division apply for sewerage services provided in the 2022/23 financial year and each subsequent year.

2.Metropolitan residential

(1)For each residential property in the metropolitan area that —

(a)is not covered by item 4 or 5; and

(b)is not a caravan park or a nursing home,

the charge, per dwelling on the land, is —

up to $16 400 GRV 5.240 cents/$

of GRV

over $16 400 GRV 3.869 cents/$

of GRV

(2)The minimum charge per dwelling
under this item is $457.95

3.Metropolitan vacant land

(1)For land in the metropolitan area that is
classified as vacant land, the charge is 2.541 cents/$

of GRV

(2)The minimum charge under this item is $344.33

4.Metropolitan concessional

(1)For land in the metropolitan area that is classified as —

(a)aged home; or

(b)charitable purposes or community
purpose,

the charge, according to the classification of the land and the number of major fixtures on the land, is the sum of the discounted charges for each fixture, as set out in the Table to this sub‑item.

Table of major fixture‑based charges and discounts

 

 

Aged home

Charitable purposes or community purpose

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

1stfixture

1 099.70

804.24

295.46

804.24

295.46

2ndfixture

470.73

340.74

129.99

175.27

295.46

3rdfixture

628.65

498.66

129.99

333.19

295.46

4thand subsequent fixtures

683.62

553.63

129.99

388.16

295.46

(2)For concessional land in the metropolitan area which, although a sewerage service is provided, is not connected to sewerage works of the Water Corporation, the charge is the discounted charge set out in the Table to this sub‑item.

Table of charge and discount

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

1 099.70

1 099.70

0.00

5.Strata‑titled long‑term residential caravan bays and park homes

For a strata‑titled caravan bay, a long‑term
residential caravan bay or a park home,
the charge is $351.66

6.Storage units or parking bays in strata titles scheme or community titles scheme

For a lot that is used for storage purposes or
as a parking bay, in a strata titles scheme or a
community titles scheme, the charge is $108.99

7.Land from which trade waste is discharged into sewer

(1)For land from which there is a discharge
of trade waste into a sewer of the Water
Corporation under an approval of the Water
Corporation, the charge, for the period for
which the approval has effect, is $240.16

(2)The charge under this item is in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule.

8.Land from which trade waste is discharged into sewer through grease arrestor

(1)For land from which there is a discharge of trade waste into a sewer of the Water Corporation through one or more grease arrestors under an approval of the Water Corporation, the charge, for the period for which the approval has effect, is $95.95 for each grease arrestor.

(2)The charge under this item is in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule.

9.Trade waste discharged from open area

(1)For land from which there is a discharge
of trade waste from an open area under
an approval of the Water Corporation,
the charge, for the period for which the
approval has effect, is $1.67/m2

of open area

(2)The charge under this item is in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule.

10.Non‑metropolitan concessional

(1)For land in the non‑metropolitan area that is classified as aged home, charitable purposes, community purpose, institutional public or local government, the charge, according to the number of major fixtures on the land, is the sum of the discounted charges for each fixture, as set out in the Table to this sub‑item.

Table of charges and discounts

 

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

1stfixture

1 099.70

804.24

295.46

2ndfixture

470.43

340.47

129.99

3rdfixture

628.65

498.66

129.99

4thand subsequent fixtures

683.62

553.63

129.99

(2)For concessional land in the non‑metropolitan area which, although a sewerage service is provided, is not connected to sewerage works of the Water Corporation, the charge is the discounted charge set out in the Table to this sub‑item.

Table of charge and discount

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

1 099.70

1 099.70

0.00

11.Community residential

For land that is classified as community residential, the charge, according to the number of major fixtures on the land, is the sum of the discounted charges for each fixture, as set out in the Table, according to whether the Housing Authority agrees to be responsible for payment of the charge.

Table of charges and discounts

 

 

If Housing Authority responsible for payment of charge

In any other case

Charge

$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

Discount

$

Discounted charge
$

1stfixture

1 099.70

973.81

125.89

1 099.70

0.00

2ndfixture

470.73

344.84

125.89

470.73

0.00

3rdfixture

628.65

502.76

125.89

628.65

0.00

4thand subsequent fixtures

683.62

557.73

125.89

683.62

0.00

12.Non‑metropolitan residential or vacant land

(1)This item does not apply to land to which any other item in this Schedule applies.

(2)For residential land in the non‑metropolitan area that is in a sewerage area referred to in the Table, the charge, per dwelling on the land, is, subject to sub‑items (3) and (4), the amount worked out by multiplying the GRV of the dwelling by the relevant rate for the sewerage area set out in the Table for residential land.

(3)The minimum charge per dwelling
under sub‑item (2) is $457.95

(4)The maximum charge per dwelling
under sub‑item (2) is $1 250.25

(5)For vacant land in the non‑metropolitan area that is in a sewerage area referred to in the Table, the charge is, subject to sub‑items (6) and (7), the amount worked out by multiplying the GRV of the land by the relevant rate for the sewerage area set out in the Table for vacant land.

(6)The minimum charge under sub‑item (5) is $301.35

(7)The maximum charge under
sub‑item (5) for vacant land that is
held for residential purposes is $1 250.25

Table of rates for sewerage areas

Sewerage area

Residential rate
cents/$ of GRV

Vacant land rate
cents/$ of GRV

Albany

12.010

27.036

Augusta

6.979

11.890

Australind

5.213

5.143

Beverley

14.707

47.282

Binningup

9.725

29.517

Boddington

32.534

214.588

Boyanup

14.290

19.797

Bremer Bay

17.597

30.565

Bridgetown

34.726

188.709

Broome

8.724

17.660

Brunswick

11.152

23.164

Bruce Rock

52.920

80.899

Bunbury

9.854

12.118

Burekup

9.137

7.215

Busselton

5.209

5.293

Capel

10.048

11.288

Carnarvon

11.422

26.577

Cervantes

12.608

15.025

Collie

18.814

41.806

Coral Bay

348.407

1 421.245

Corrigin

29.820

124.282

Cowaramup

4.489

4.296

Cranbrook

17.292

88.584

Cunderdin

25.076

67.425

Dalyellup

4.776

6.273

Dardanup

19.872

62.520

Denham

10.354

20.501

Denmark

24.025

56.715

Derby

11.672

50.526

Dongara/Denison

17.115

33.605

Donnybrook

36.319

104.191

Dunsborough

5.296

3.473

Eaton

7.812

9.836

Eneabba

35.754

277.596

Esperance

9.815

15.007

Exmouth

3.197

5.986

Fitzroy Crossing

8.791

15.739

Geraldton

9.082

18.340

Gnowangerup

18.027

52.951

Greenhead

9.053

21.288

Halls Creek

15.318

80.407

Harvey

10.502

18.267

Hopetoun

50.555

140.598

Horrocks

26.696

45.572

Hyden

84.607

393.523

Jurien

4.618

10.984

Kalbarri

11.216

24.261

Kambalda

8.739

62.916

Karratha

2.630

6.949

Katanning

16.781

87.306

Kellerberrin

31.737

312.973

Kojonup

19.277

74.927

Kulin

43.826

417.901

Kununurra

8.852

18.383

Lancelin

17.165

16.598

Laverton

26.837

762.232

Ledge Point

7.230

13.583

Leeman

16.208

31.924

Leonora

2.579

44.236

Mandurah

8.141

7.302

Manjimup

18.698

42.512

Margaret River

11.232

25.714

Meckering

103.331

502.122

Merredin

16.433

65.493

Mount Barker

15.605

36.066

Mukinbudin

35.238

438.039

Nannup

11.158

24.389

Narembeen

33.480

274.131

Narrogin

12.520

23.202

Newdegate

41.513

381.180

Newman

1.227

1.066

Northam

12.951

41.600

Onslow

3.637

9.526

Pemberton

34.557

121.849

Pingelly

21.384

101.117

Pinjarra

11.976

11.106

Port Hedland

6.145

20.478

Prevelly

8.195

11.699

Quairading

28.480

84.177

Roebourne

30.559

323.384

Seabird

60.670

172.660

Tambellup

53.514

307.229

Three Springs

5.353

84.426

Toodyay

10.110

37.138

Wagin

13.723

75.825

Walpole

25.088

47.153

Waroona

8.583

21.594

Wickham

7.927

97.146

Williams

24.402

95.982

Wiluna

15.739

15.062

Wongan Hills

19.582

53.959

Wundowie

17.412

54.333

Wyalkatchem

41.511

254.508

Wyndham

54.854

262.597

York

1.544

4.051

Yunderup

7.318

7.777

[Division 1 inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Division 2 — Combined charges for certain non‑residential property

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

Subdivision 1 — Preliminary

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

13.Combined charges for 2022/23 and subsequent years

The charges set out in this Division apply for sewerage services provided and wastewater discharged in the 2022/23 financial year and each subsequent year.

Subdivision 2 — Combined charges: metropolitan

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

14.Metropolitan non‑residential

For land in the metropolitan area that —

(a)is not contained in a residential property; and

(b)is not covered by item 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17 or 18,

the charge is —

where —

Pis the service charge calculated in accordance with item 19;

Qis the discharge charge calculated in accordance with item  20.

15.Metropolitan government trading organisation and non‑commercial government property

(1)For land in the metropolitan area held by a government trading organisation or a public authority that holds non‑commercial government property, the charge is —

where —

Yis the charge according to the number of connected major fixtures calculated in accordance with item  19;

Qis the discharge charge calculated in accordance with item 20.

(2)Sub‑item (1) does not apply to public land.

16.Metropolitan non‑strata titled caravan park with long‑term residential caravan bays

For a caravan park in the metropolitan area that —

(a)does not consist wholly of strata‑titled caravan bays; and

(b)has long‑term residential caravan bays,

the charge is —

where —

AAis $351.66 for each long‑term residential caravan bay;

ABis, for those parts of the caravan park not contained in long‑term residential caravan bays —

where —

Yis the charge according to the number of connected major fixtures calculated in accordance with item 19;

Qis the discharge charge calculated in accordance with item 20.

17.Metropolitan nursing home

For a nursing home in the metropolitan area, other than a nursing home that is, or is part of, an aged home, the charge is —

where —

Qis the discharge charge calculated in accordance with item 20;

Tis ;

Uis the number of beds in the nursing home;

Vis $198.99.

18.Certain metropolitan units

For land in the metropolitan area —

(a)that is contained in a lot; and

(b)that is classified as non‑residential; and

(c)that is not covered by item 5 or 6; and

(d)that shares one or more major fixtures, that discharge into a sewer of the Water Corporation, with other such land and has no other major fixtures that discharge into such a sewer; and

(e)for which the number of major fixtures shared by all units on the relevant scheme plan for a strata titles scheme or a community titles scheme is less than the number of those units,

the charge is —

where —

Tis $683.62;

Qis the discharge charge calculated in accordance with item 20.

Subdivision 3 — Calculation of certain factors for the purposes of Subdivision 2

[Heading inserted: SL 2022/82 r. 19.]

19.Service charge

The service charge (P) is the charge, according to the number of major fixtures for the land, that is the sum of the charges for each fixture as set out in the Table.

Table of major fixture‑based charges

 

Charge
$

1stfixture

1 099.70

2ndfixture

470.73

3rdfixture

628.65

4thand subsequent fixtures

683.62

20.Discharge charge

The discharge charge (Q) is —

if ,

then nil

or if ,

then