The Sydney Desalination Plan holds a Network Operator's Licence and Retail Supplier's Licence under the WIC Act.

The Sydney Desalination Plant holds both a Network Infrastructure Operators Licence and a Retail Supplier's Licence under the WIC Act. These licences are administered by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) under delegation from the Minister for Water. IPART is responsible for reviewing the licences and ensuring compliance, including undertaking periodic audits. Further information about IPART's regulatory functions can be found on IPART's website.


These licences require a water quality plan, infrastructure operating plan and retail management plan to be developed and maintained.  These plans can be found below along with the most recent audit report.


Retail Supplier's Licence (PDF, 0.2 MB)  


Network Operator's Licence (PDF, 0.7 MB)


WICA Operational Licence Audit July 2015 (PDF, 6.4 MB)


WICA Followup Licence Plans Audit July 2015 (PDF, 4.5 MB)  


Retail Supply Management Plan (PDF, 0.3 MB)


Infrastructure Operating Plan (PDF, 0.7 MB)


Water Quality Plan (PDF, 1.0 MB)


Water Quality Policy 2015 (PDF, 0.6 MB)


Desalination Infrastructure Map (PDF, 0.1 MB)


2013 IPART Audit of Infrastructure Operating Plan and Water Quality Plan (PDF, 0.5 MB)