Our pricing principles guide us in assessing the level and structure of prices, when we make recommendations to the Queensland Government about pricing practices relating to monopoly water supply activities. The principles may also provide guidance to other water suppliers.
The principles are generally intended to promote economic efficiency and social equity in the supply and use of water and water supply infrastructure. This aim is consistent with our regulatory obligations.
We consider it important for our pricing principles to be transparent and predictable, so that stakeholders can maintain confidence in our decision-making and benefit from reduced regulatory costs.
We may refine these principles in future, as necessary, to take account of technological or institutional changes that alter our regulatory framework.
Current statement of regulatory pricing principles (2021)
We completed a review of our regulatory pricing principles for the water sector in April 2021 and published a revised statement on 23 April 2021.
We commenced a review of our regulatory pricing principles for the water sector in mid-2020 and released a draft statement for stakeholder comment in November 2020.
Submissions on the draft statement were due by 29 January 2021. We received 15 submissions which are available below.
We would like to thank stakeholders for taking the time to engage with our review. We have taken all stakeholder feedback we received into account in finalising the statement.
Reports and papers
|23 April 2021||Final report||Statement of regulatory pricing principles for the water sector – April 2021||pdf, 488.69 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||BRIA Irrigators Ltd submission||pdf, 185.34 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Bundaberg Regional Council submission||pdf, 880.55 Kb|
|08 February 2021||Submission||Canegrowers submission||pdf, 6.08 Mb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Central Highlands Regional Council submission||pdf, 3.30 Mb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Eton Irrigation submission||pdf, 164.19 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||GAWB submission||pdf, 310.39 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Logan City Council submission||pdf, 595.42 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||QFF submission||pdf, 242.69 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Redland City Council submission||pdf, 82.31 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Seqwater submission||pdf, 485.31 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Don Stewart submission||pdf, 31.64 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Sunwater submission||pdf, 303.85 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Joseph Tam submission||pdf, 39.49 Kb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Unitywater submission||pdf, 1.04 Mb|
|05 February 2021||Submission||Urban Utilities submission||pdf, 262.67 Kb|
|03 November 2020||Draft report||Draft statement of regulatory pricing principles for the water sector||pdf, 392.39 Kb|
Previous statement of regulatory pricing principles (2000)
We first published a statement of regulatory pricing principles for the water sector in December 2000.
These pricing principles largely reflected outcomes associated with the operation of competitive markets but also sought to take account of a range of other public interest matters. We considered that prices should be cost-reflective and forward-looking, ensure revenue adequacy and promote sustainable investment.
We commissioned reports from various consultancies (available below) to contribute to the development of the consolidated statement of pricing principles.
Reports and papers
|07 December 2000||Final report||Statement of regulatory pricing principles for the water sector (December 2000)||pdf, 348.08 Kb|
|07 December 2000||Consultant report||Third party access pricing issues||pdf, 46.83 Kb|
|07 December 2000||Consultant report||Transferred Infrastructure and Gifted Capital||pdf, 46.28 Kb|
|07 December 2000||Consultant report||Urban Water Pricing Principles||pdf, 175.76 Kb|
|07 December 2000||Consultant report||Urban Water Pricing – Asset optimisation||pdf, 115.80 Kb|