National Water Reform 2024
Interim paper being prepared
- Why the inquiry?
- Call for submissions
- Interim paper
- Final report
What we’ve been asked to look at
The Commission will advise on the progress of all Australian governments in achieving the objectives, outcomes and timelines anticipated under the 2004 Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative (NWI), consistent with the Water Act 2007 (Cth). This is the third inquiry the Commission has undertaken on the progress of water reform in Australia.
Call for submissions
The Commission has released a call for submissions to guide people in preparing a submission. It sets out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the inquiry. Participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.
Submissions were due by Friday 2 February 2024
Interim paper release
The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of an interim paper in April 2024.
Final report to Government and release
The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government in May 2024.
The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.
Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.