South Australian Water Pricing Inquiry

As a part of the 2018 State Election, the then Opposition (now government) announced that it would establish an independent inquiry into water pricing in South Australia.

The inquiry will provide advice to the government on whether the amounts SA Water is permitted to raise from its drinking water retail service reflects the cost of providing these services. The inquiry does not cover waste water (sewerage) services.

The inquiry concludes on 30 June 2019.

Lew OwensLew Owens was appointed as the independent inquirer for the SA Water Pricing Inquiry in August 2018.

Mr Owens is a former Chief of the Essential Services Commission of South Australia and former Chair of the Board of SA Water. He was previously CEO of WorkCover Corporation, Funds SA, and ETSA Utilities, and Chairperson of Country Arts SA and the National Trust of SA.

He is currently an independent Director of Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and an Ambassador for Reconciliation SA. He has more than 30 years experience in Australian water and energy utilities across the public sector.

Mr Owens holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Arts, and a Master of Science degree.

This inquiry concludes 30 June 2019

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