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The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme 2016-2019 strategic plan identifies the strategies and actions that will be taken to deliver on the objectives of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005.
The WELS Regulator has issued a statement about transitional arrangements and enforcement of the requirements from the new standard as well as FAQs to accompany the changes.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the second independent review of the WELS scheme, undertaken by Aither Pty Ltd, led by Senior Associate, Tom Mollenkopf for the Australian Government Department of the Environment. The Joint Governments’ Response to the recommendations within the review is also available.
These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) have been developed to accompany the publication of the WELS Regulator's Conditional Undertaking - Compliance and Enforcement of certain Registration and Labelling Requirements and Guidance -...
The WELS Regulator has identified that certain requirements set out in AS/NZS 6400:2005 Water efficient products - Rating and labelling (Amendment 6) (the Standard) in relation to registration and labelling of WELS products may be difficult for...
The purpose of this Cost Recovery Impact Statement (CRIS) is to document the cost recovery arrangement for the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme and demonstrate compliance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery...
The Commonwealth commissioned economic and market research into the effectiveness of the WELS scheme in 2014.
This document is issued by the WELS Regulator as guidance on the labelling requirements of AS/NZS 6400:2005 Water efficient products - Rating and labelling (Amendment 6) (the Standard) in relation to labelling of WELS products in advertising...
About this manual If you supply products regulated under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 you may need to register and label them. The products currently regulated under the scheme are: showers, dishwashers, clothes...
About this manual If you supply  products regulated under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 you may need to register and label them. The products currently regulated under the scheme are: showers, dishwashers,...
This report provides the findings of preliminary check testing work conducted on 10 showers and eight toilets.
WELS is a successful scheme and the objective of the strategic plan for the next few years is to improve cost recovery and focus on the issues identified in the independent review.

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