Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Increase in Power Water sewerage charges

9th Assembly


28. Increase in Power Water sewerage charges

Mr Dunham to SPEAKER for Essential Services


Operating on its new commercial basis, Power Water has increased water and sewerage charges by 7.5% over twelve months.

Given this commercial imperative, how can you guarantee that Power Water won’t increase electricity charges on the same basis?

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Answered on 12/02/2003

The Government has given a commitment that the price of electricity for domestic customers will not increase during this term of office.

The electricity prices for domestic and non-contestable commercial customers which can be charged by Power and Water are set by pricing orders issued by the Regulatory Minister.

Therefore the Government guarantees that Power and Water will not increase domestic electricity prices.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2016