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Title: When will they ever learn? The financial implications of water 'regionalisation' for non-metropolitan New South Wales local councils
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian E (author); Johnson, Andrew K (author)
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2011.043560
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12705
Abstract: An inquiry into water and wastewater in NSW recommended the 'regionalisation' of water services away from local councils. However, these recommendations have yet to be implemented. This paper argues that any 'regionalisation' of water services will have disastrous results on the financial sustainability of local councils in non-metropolitan NSW. Since 'bigger is not better' in water services and the costs of 'regionalisation' are prohibitively high, the paper argues that the NSW state government should instead consider other methods of improving the efficiency of water and wastewater services.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Public Policy, 7(4/5/6), p. 301-319
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1740-0600
1740-0619
Field of Research (FOR): 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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