Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme independent review

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Public consultation on the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme as part of the independent review is closed.

How you had your say

We asked for feedback on the operation of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme. We provided a discussion paper and invited you to contribute feedback and suggestions for improving the design, effectiveness, efficiency and cost of the WELS scheme.

We invited feedback from a wide range of people. This included:

  • Consumers of WELS products
  • WELS product registrants and suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • Importers
  • Environmental and water associations
  • Plumbing and whitegoods industry bodies
  • Co-regulators

You gave feedback through:

  • face-to-face virtual meetings
  • an online survey
  • written submissions.

Who engaged

37 stakeholders completed the Have Your Say surveys, 5 written submissions were also received and 61 stakeholders participated in interviews with independent reviewers Allen + Clarke Consulting.

What you said

Stakeholders gave feedback relating to the design, effectiveness, efficiency and cost of the WELS Scheme.

What happens next

The independent reviewer will consider all the feedback in their evaluation of the scheme and in developing recommendations for areas where the scheme could be improved.

Recommendations from the review will be presented to Government in 2021.

Public consultation on the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme as part of the independent review is closed.

How you had your say

We asked for feedback on the operation of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme. We provided a discussion paper and invited you to contribute feedback and suggestions for improving the design, effectiveness, efficiency and cost of the WELS scheme.

We invited feedback from a wide range of people. This included:

  • Consumers of WELS products
  • WELS product registrants and suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • Importers
  • Environmental and water associations
  • Plumbing and whitegoods industry bodies
  • Co-regulators

You gave feedback through:

  • face-to-face virtual meetings
  • an online survey
  • written submissions.

Who engaged

37 stakeholders completed the Have Your Say surveys, 5 written submissions were also received and 61 stakeholders participated in interviews with independent reviewers Allen + Clarke Consulting.

What you said

Stakeholders gave feedback relating to the design, effectiveness, efficiency and cost of the WELS Scheme.

What happens next

The independent reviewer will consider all the feedback in their evaluation of the scheme and in developing recommendations for areas where the scheme could be improved.

Recommendations from the review will be presented to Government in 2021.