Water Pricing Review
Water Pricing Review Process (Irrigation Water)
The Queensland Government released its policy on how SunWater’s future irrigation water prices are to be determined for a five year period from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2016.
The Queensland Government has appointed the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) to conduct the independent review and make recommendations to government on future water pricing in early 2011.
Where can I find Information regarding the Pricing Review?
Information is available at:
Phone: +61 7 3222 0555
Department of Environment and Resource Management
Or download a copy of the Irrigation Water Pricing Review Process
Annual Network Service Plans
SunWater has published an annual NSP for each service contract as required via the QCA pricing practices recommendation stemming from their 2012 review of irrigation prices.
SunWater has published these documents in advance of what is required under the QCA recommendations in order to trial processes and provide opportunity for customer input.
Customers should note that the documents are draft and contain budget information that is subject to change.
Customers are invited to provide feedback via the email and postal address provided below. Feedback should be provided by 17 May 2013.
Post: NSP Feedback
PO Box 15536 City East
Brisbane Qld 4002
Review of Network Service Plans by ACCC Consultants
SunWater is required, under The Commonwealth Water Act 2007 - Water Charge Rules, to complete a Network Service Plan (NSP) for each of the schemes in the Murray Darling Basin (MDB) and the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) is required to review these NSPs.
These requirements are in addition to the recently completed Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) pricing review that established irrigation price paths for the 2013-17 regulatory period.
In July 2012 SunWater provided all MDB customers with the ACCC version of the NSPs. The ACCC appointed consultants to review these documents and this review is now complete. The consultants’ report is available by clicking on the following links:
- Summary Report - Deloitte Aurecon review of SunWater NSP (4 October 2012)
- Final Report - Deloitte Aurecon review of SunWater NSP (4 October 2012)
Feedback on the reports can be provided directly to Peter McGahan, Manager for Economic Regulation and Performance, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).