Irrigation Price Review 2020–24

Irrigation Price Review 2020–24

  • Project Information
  • Commencement of Investigation

On 29 October 2018, we received a referral notice from the Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships directing us to investigate pricing practices relating to the monopoly business activities of SunWater and Seqwater undertaken for irrigation services. The key objective of the investigation is to recommend irrigation prices for the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2024.


Initial stakeholder submissions identifying issues they think should be considered as part of this investigation are available below.

We have completed our initial round of regional workshops. Summaries of the issues raised by stakeholders in the workshops are available below.

Stakeholder submissions on the businesses' submissions and dam safety consultation paper are also available below.

Key dates:

  • By 31 August 2019: QCA to provide draft report to the government
  • September/October 2019: QCA to hold regional workshops and request stakeholder submissions
  • By 31 January 2020: QCA to provide final report to the government
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We have released a notice of investigation to announce the commencement of our investigation and a guidance note to assist stakeholders with their submissions. We have also published a targeted consultation paper on apportioning dam safety upgrade costs.

These documents are available below. 


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Report & Papers

Stakeholder submissions on businesses' submissions and dam safety consultation paper

SunWater's submission