The Commission established the Consumer Consultative Committee (CCC) in 2019 as part of its strategy to improve the opportunities for its stakeholders to be better informed about the Commission’s work program and to contribute views and share information on issues relating to the Commission’s responsibilities.
The members of the CCC were appointed for an initial 2-year term from June 2019.
The CCC is an important part of the Commission’s community consultation. The key objectives of the Committee are to:
- improve consumer groups’ involvement in Commission processes;
- improve consumer groups’ understanding of the Commission’s role, activities and approaches to various issues affecting consumers;
- provide the Commission with input on issues affecting electricity, gas and water and sewerage customers;
- provide a forum for dialogue between the Commission and consumer groups; and
- provide input on issues affecting the ACT community that fall within the scope of the Commission’s functions under the ICRC Act and Utilities Act.
The following organisations are members of the Committee from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2021:
- ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal
- ACT Council of Social Services
- Canberra Business Chamber
- Combined Community Councils of the ACT
- Conservation Council
- Master Builders Association of the ACT
- Property Council of Australia (ACT)
- Ratepayers Association of the ACT
- St Vincent de Paul Society
- Tenants' Union ACT
Meetings are proposed to be held 3 times per year as necessary depending on the projects of the Commission.
Meeting dates for 2019 are as follows:
12 June 2019
November - TBC