Affording Utilities


SVP is advocating for adequate supports to be put in place to ensure access to affordable water and energy for poor and low income families and individuals.

These submissions relate to key polcies regarding energy and water affordability and access.

Latest Issue

SVP Submission on Carbon Tax
SVP welcome the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the options for the use of revenues raised from increases in carbon tax. In this submission we outline our experiences of supporting those living in energy poor homes and consider the impact of further increases in the carbon tax on the households’ SVP assist. The submission also sets out policy options that would alleviate energy poverty and help meet our climate change mitigation targets.
Published 28 Jun 2019 | PDF | 424.65 KB
SVP Submission on Carbon Tax
Published 28 Jun 2019 | PDF | 424.65 KB
Exessive use water charges submission to CRU
Published 24 Apr 2019 | PDF | 234.95 KB
Debt Flagging Review (Commission for Regulation of Utilities)
Published 05 Feb 2019 | PDF | 304.29 KB
SVP Submission to NECP 2021-2030
Published 16 Nov 2018 | PDF | 497.57 KB
SVP Submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation on Public Service Obligation Levy June 2018
Published 28 Jun 2018 | PDF | 291.39 KB