Water Industry Competition Act 2006 No 104
55 Preparation of contingency plans
(1) As soon as practicable after a person becomes a retailer of last resort, the person must, in accordance with the regulations, submit for the Minister’s approval a contingency plan setting out the arrangements that are in place to ensure that it can meet its obligations as a retailer of last resort.
(2) The Minister may approve a contingency plan as submitted, or may require the retailer of last resort to amend it and resubmit it for approval.
(3) A contingency plan may only be varied with the consent of the Minister.
(4) In the case of a retailer of last resort that is a licensed retail supplier:
(a) submission of a contingency plan in accordance with subsection (1), and
(b) maintenance of the arrangements set out in its contingency plan,
are conditions of the retail supplier’s licence.