The Department of Finance -
Public Utilities Office provides a range of services on energy matters to the
Minister for Energy, the Western Australian Government, the energy sector and
the Western Australian community.
The Public Utilities Office commenced
operations on 1 April 2012, following a decision by the Western Australian
Government to consolidate and further develop the essential services policy
capacity of Government.
Initially with responsibility for energy policy,
the Public Utilities Office will, through economies of scale, provide a focused
service for Government and enhance an industry wide perspective.
Amongst other functions, the Public Utilities
Office supports the performance of the statutory functions (Energy
Coordination Act 1994) of the Coordinator of Energy.
of Energy, Public Utilities Office has been prescribed as the Hazard Management
Agency for disruptions to gas and liquid fuel supply in Western Australia.
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