Headworks water charges no more for some developments

TASWATER today announced that developments in identified planned growth areas will no longer have to pay headworks charges.

The TasWater board has reviewed the current model of headworks charges to suit what it most suitable for development in Tasmania

If endorsed by council shareholders, the new headworks regime will start when the state government's two-year waiver on headworks charges expires.

TasWater chairman Miles Hampton said the new model was more simple to understand, and would enable development that makes best use of existing and planned infrastructure.

He said the board supported a review recommendation that headworks charges be aligned with strategic land use plans to give developers incentive to build in planned growth areas.

The proposal will be presented to council shareholders today for consideration at the TasWater general meeting on May 13.


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