An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures
Edited by Asanga Gunawansa and Lovleen Bhullar
Chapter 11: Urban water governance in Australia: the private sector at the margins
In 2011, a comprehensive review of urban water in Australia by the national Productivity Commission, which generally promotes the more extensive use of market mechanisms in government activities and an increased role for the private sector, concluded that governments play the dominant role in the provision of water services and will continue to do so (Productivity Commission, 2011). While the governance arrangements for urban water vary considerably between the states and territories in Australia, the private sector has not taken a major role in the delivery of water or wastewater services. Involvement of the private sector in Australian water and wastewater services has been limited to specific activities or points in the supply chain, and/or in specific (atypical) locations. This chapter provides an overview of the governance arrangements for urban water across the jurisdictions of Australia and a review of the involvement of the private sector in these arrangements in which government provision remains dominant.
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