Regulatory Gatekeeping Assessments
The Department undertakes regulatory impact assessments for all regulatory proposals going to Cabinet under guidance from the Regulatory Gatekeeping Unit, within the Department of Finance.
The assessment is a two stage process to determine the impact of a proposal on business (including government business), consumers and the economy.
Stage one is the Preliminary Impact Assessment (PIA) – this brief assessment determines whether a full assessment, in the form of a Regulatory Impact Statement, is necessary based on the impacts of the proposal.
Stage two, the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS), is a more in-depth assessment consisting of a consultation regulatory impact statement and finally a decision regulatory impact statement.
Below are Regulatory Impact Assessment documents for the Water Services Act 2012.
Preliminary Impact Assessments (Stage one)
- Approval to print the Water Services Bill – Supplier of last resort
- Approval to print the Water Services Bill – Abolition of controlled areas
- Approval to print the Water Services Bill – Administrative streamlining
- Approval to print the Water Services Bill – Water Service Ombudsman
- Water Services Customer Code – Preliminary Impact Assessment