Read these publications to better understand the purpose and activities of the WELS scheme.
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Browse our list of publications ordered by date of publication, starting at most recent.
WELS scheme Cost Recovery Implementation Statement
This document outlines how the WELS Regulator implements cost recovery to regulate the registering and labelling of water-use and water-saving products under the WELS scheme.
Read more about the WELS scheme Cost Recovery Implementation Statement.
WELS scheme Infringement Notice Statement
This document explains how infringement notice statements work under the WELS scheme.
Read more about the WELS scheme infringement notice statement.
WELS scheme Compliance Plan
This document outlines where the WELS Regulator will direct effort to ensure the regulatory integrity of the WELS scheme.
Read more about the WELS scheme Compliance Plan.
WELS scheme Compliance and Enforcement Policy
This policy sets out the WELS Regulator’s approach to performing regulatory functions and exercising powers under the WELS scheme. This policy outlines our compliance objectives and response measures to non-compliance and provides transparency in the way we regulate the scheme.
Read more about the WELS Compliance and Enforcement Policy.
WELS Strategic Plan
This document sets out the priorities and funding for the administration of the WELS scheme for 2022 to 2025.
Read more about the WELS Strategic Plan 2022-25.
WELS Regulator response to the 2020 Independent Review of the WELS scheme and Intergovernmental Agreement
This document outlines the WELS Regulator’s response to recommendations in the 2020 Independent review of the WELS scheme and Intergovernmental Agreement.
Read more about the WELS Regulator response.
2020 Independent Review of the WELS scheme and Intergovernmental Agreement
This is the third review of the WELS scheme that presents the findings and recommendations from the independent reviewers. Five-yearly reviews of the operation of the WELS Scheme are mandated under Section 76 of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005.
Evaluation of the environmental and economic impacts of the WELS scheme
This study is an evaluation of the WELS scheme in relation to its environmental and economic impacts.
Read more about the evaluation of the environmental and economic impacts of the WELS scheme.
WELS scheme effectiveness
This research looks at consumer awareness of the water rating label and its role in influencing purchase decisions.
Read more about WELS scheme effectiveness.
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