Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Tea Tree Gully Community Wastewater Management System

In reply to the Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK ().7 July 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Climate, Environment and Water has advised:

1. As the assets come to end of life, SA Water as the owner will be responsible for decommissioning of these assets. There are no expected asset writedown costs to SA Water related to Labor's election commitment to transfer all Tea Tree Gully Community Wastewater Management System customers to SA Water by 1 July 2022.

2. Under the statewide pricing structure that applies to SA Water, Tea Tree Gully customers will pay the same price as other customers for wastewater services. The transfer of assets and decommissioning will not affect what Tea Tree Gully customers pay.

3. The specifics of the transfer are subject to a legal agreement that is commercial-in-confidence.

4. At this time, SA Water will continue the physical transfer of customer as per the time lines previously communicated.

5. The $3.3 million which is allocated over the next two years is based on the reduction in revenue that would be received under the SA Water sewer pricing compared to the current Tea Tree Gully Community Wastewater Management System charges.