Burdekin Haughton water supply scheme 2003

Status
Past review
Final report
15/04/2003

Sunwater’s Burdekin Haughton water supply scheme provides water to urban and rural customers, including the Burdekin River irrigation area.

We were directed to review this scheme in 2002.

The scheme includes the Burdekin Falls Dam, a number of weirs on the Burkekin and Haughton rivers, and three major channel distribution systems.

It supplies the Burdekin River irrigation area, the North and South Burdekin Water Boards and NQ Water.

Our final report was released in April 2003.

Subject to the constraints of our investigation, we  found that Burdekin-Haughton water prices do not incorporate any excess return on capital.

Under the prevailing expectations of prices for sugar, we found that sugarcane irrigators in the Burdekin River irrigation area did not, on average, have a capacity to pay a positive rate of return.

Our draft report was released in September 2002.

Subject to the constraints of our investigation, we found that Burdekin-Haughton water prices do not incorporate any excess return on capital.

Under the prevailing expectations of prices for sugar, we found that sugarcane irrigators in the Burdekin River irrigation area did not, on average, have a capacity to pay a positive rate of return.

In January 2002 we were directed to review aspects of the capital costs incurred by Sunwater in providing water to irrigators in the Burdekin River irrigation area.

In particular, we were requested to:

  • review capital contributions
  • estimate an appropriate weighted average cost of capital
  • determine whether current price paths incorporate any excess return on capital
  • outline the circumstances where it is appropriate to earn a positive return on capital on irrigation scheme assets.

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
15 April 2003 Final report Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme pdf, 582.72 Kb
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Title Document
01 November 2003 Submission Australian Sugar Milling Council pdf, 25.47 Kb
01 November 2003 Submission BRIAC 01 pdf, 1.56 Mb
01 November 2003 Submission BRIAC 02 pdf, 7.26 Mb
01 November 2003 Submission BRIAC 03 pdf, 2.16 Mb
01 November 2003 Submission Burdekin Shire Council pdf, 4.57 Mb
01 November 2003 Submission Canegowers 01 pdf, 28.72 Kb
14 March 2003 Submission Canegowers 02 pdf, 1.65 Mb
01 November 2003 Submission Mareeba Dimbulah Customer Council 01 pdf, 53.63 Kb
14 March 2003 Submission Mareeba Dimbulah Customer Council 02 pdf, 1.59 Mb
01 November 2003 Submission Pioneer Valley Water Board pdf, 25.65 Kb
01 November 2003 Submission Proserpine Irrigators Committee pdf, 578.96 Kb
01 November 2003 Other documents Qld Minister for Agriculture Fisheries – Forestry 01 pdf, 118.99 Kb
14 March 2003 Other documents Qld Minister for Agriculture Fisheries – Forestry 02 pdf, 480.30 Kb
01 November 2003 Submission South Burdekin Water Board pdf, 10.75 Kb
01 November 2003 Submission SunWater 01 pdf, 416.36 Kb
14 March 2003 Submission SunWater 02 pdf, 2.08 Mb
Date
Title Document
01 January 2003 Draft report Draft Report- Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme pdf, 1.61 Mb
Date
Title Document
01 January 2003 Other papers Draft Position Paper 1- Capital Contributions pdf, 47.16 Kb
01 January 2003 Other papers Draft Position Paper 2- Rate of Return pdf, 38.16 Kb
01 January 2003 Other papers Draft Position Paper 3- Asset Valuation pdf, 31.29 Kb
Date
Title Document
01 January 2003 Submission Becke L pdf, 325.91 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Booth K pdf, 337.18 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission BRIAC pdf, 223.74 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission BRIAC 02 pdf, 173.78 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Burdekin Shire Council pdf, 111.81 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Davies B pdf, 350.66 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Fagg D pdf, 457.73 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Haselton N pdf, 876.22 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Hatch J pdf, 936.00 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Kovacich I pdf, 336.70 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Lago G pdf, 311.41 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission North Burdekin Water Board pdf, 126.36 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission Qld Dept Natural Resources Mines – Energy pdf, 104.59 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission QFF pdf, 1.31 Mb
01 January 2003 Submission South Burdekin Water Board pdf, 3.01 Mb
01 January 2003 Submission SunWater 01 pdf, 182.25 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission SunWater 02 pdf, 804.34 Kb
01 January 2003 Submission SunWater 03 pdf, 1.45 Mb