Cost Recovery Implementation Statement

Consultation on the draft 2022-23 WELS scheme CRIS

The draft 2022-23 Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) is an administrative update to the CRIS published in 2014. This administrative update is required under Australian Government policies.

It has no changes to the current charging arrangements.

Stakeholders were consulted on the draft CRIS using our Have Your Say site from 10 to 28 October 2022.

We are currently summarising the feedback and will publish the findings of the survey on our Have Your Say site. We will publish the final CRIS on our Water Rating website once approved by the Minister for Water.

Review of cost recovery arrangements

After the 2022-23 CRIS is published, we will start a full review of the cost recovery arrangement supporting the WELS scheme in 2023. As part of this review, we will consult on:

  • the cost of administering the scheme
  • the recovery of indirect costs (currently funded by the Australian Government)
  • options for a modern cost recovery model
  • aligning cost recovery to the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines.

2014 WELS scheme CRIS

Department of the Environment, 2014

The 2014 Cost Recovery Impact Statement outlines the WELS scheme cost recovery arrangement and compliance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines. The CRIS was prepared when the WELS scheme began recovering 80% of operating costs from industry registration fees.


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Last modified: 9 November 2017