GAWB price monitoring 2020–25

Status
In effect
Final report
29/05/2020

We investigated the prices the Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) plans to charge for the 2020–25 period, under direction from the Queensland Government. We considered:

  • prices that would provide GAWB with sufficient revenue to recover prudent and efficient costs
  • the accumulation of under-recovered revenues and its impact on customers.

GAWB lodged its pricing proposal on 30 September 2019. We published our draft report on 25 February 2020, on which we received submissions from 13 stakeholders.

We provided our final report to the Treasurer on 29 May and published it on 3 June 2020.

Anyone who would like to receive ongoing information about the investigation can register by following this link and choosing the option ‘Water’.

On 10 June 2020 it came to our attention that we had inadvertently, on 3 June 2020, published a draft version of part A of our final report for the 2020–25 GAWB price monitoring investigation, rather than the (correct) final version that was provided to the Treasurer and GAWB on 29 May 2020. This page now provides the correct version of part A of the final report. If you downloaded or printed part A of the final report from our website between 3 and 10 June 2020, we ask that you please disregard it and replace it with the correct version. We apologise for the error.

We will prepare a subsequent report (by 31 October 2023) that compares the annual prices GAWB charged between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2023 with the findings in our 2020–25 final report. GAWB may make a submission that justifies any deviations between the prices GAWB charged to its customers and the indicative prices in our 2020–25 final report.

We intend to start consulting with stakeholders on this pricing review in early 2023.

The financial impacts on customers are discussed in our final report, but individual customers are not identified. The individual customer impacts, which are confidential, appear in section 10.4 (in Part A) and sections 1.2, 4.3, 5.2 and 7.1 (in Part B) of the report.

Customers who want to know their financial impacts can contact us using the contact form on our website.

Date Step
1 July 2019 The QCA publishes a notice of investigation
30 September 2019 Initial submissions and GAWB’s proposal
28 October 2019 Stakeholder submissions on GAWB’s proposal
4 November 2019 The QCA releases confidential information
29 November 2019 Submissions on confidential information
25 February 2020 The QCA publishes a draft report
27 March 2020 Submissions on the draft report
29 May 2020 The QCA provides a final report to the government
3 June 2020 The QCA publishes the final report
31 May 2023 Stakeholder submissions on 2023 mid-term pricing review due
31 July 2023 GAWB’s submission for mid-term review due
31 October 2023 The QCA’s final report to the government for mid-term review due

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
03 June 2020 Final report QCA – Final report Part A – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 pdf, 2.65 Mb
03 June 2020 Final report QCA – Final report Part B – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 pdf, 730.47 Kb
14 May 2020 Consultant report KPMG – Final report on GAWB expenditure review pdf, 3.78 Mb
05 May 2020 Consultant report CEPA – Report on GAWB debt risk premium update pdf, 215.70 Kb
Date
Title Document
27 March 2020 Submission GAWB – submission on draft report – cover letter pdf, 362.59 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission GAWB – submission on draft report – Part A pdf, 3.08 Mb
27 March 2020 Submission GAWB – submission on draft report – Part B pdf, 4.17 Mb
27 March 2020 Submission GAWB – submission on draft report – Part A, Att A (DAE response to KPMG report) pdf, 459.44 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission GAWB – submission on draft report – Part B, Att A (Synergies Awoonga dam raising analysis) pdf, 513.59 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission Gladstone Regional Council – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 34.26 Kb
23 March 2020 Submission CS Energy – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 273.48 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission Callide Power Management – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 77.45 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission ConocoPhillips (APLNG) – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 488.57 Kb
24 March 2020 Submission Boyne Tannum Hookup Association – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 1.01 Mb
25 March 2020 Submission Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Inc. – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 86.50 Kb
26 March 2020 Submission Benaraby Progress Association – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 40.10 Kb
26 March 2020 Submission Ubobo Progress Association – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 28.11 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission The Community Shed Boyne Valley – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 635.81 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission Gladstone Engineering Alliance – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 265.25 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 181.53 Kb
27 March 2020 Submission Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 submission on draft report pdf, 126.70 Kb
Date
Title Document
25 February 2020 Draft report QCA – Draft report Part A – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 pdf, 2.82 Mb
25 February 2020 Draft report QCA – Draft report Part B – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 pdf, 1.34 Mb
25 February 2020 Other documents QCA – initial findings sheet for Part A – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 pdf, 573.78 Kb
25 February 2020 Other documents QCA – initial findings sheet for Part B – GAWB price monitoring 2020-25 pdf, 494.73 Kb
18 December 2019 Consultant report CEPA – Report on GAWB WACC parameters pdf, 618.54 Kb
13 February 2020 Consultant report KPMG—draft report on GAWB expenditure review pdf, 3.09 Mb
Date
Title Document
30 September 2019 Submission GAWB proposal – Part B – Redacted by the QCA pdf, 1.04 Mb
31 October 2019 Submission Letter – GAWB to QCA – Confidentiality claim – 31 October 19 pdf, 553.60 Kb
25 October 2019 Other documents Letter – QCA to GAWB – Confidentiality claim – 25 October 2019 pdf, 325.74 Kb
Date
Title Document
29 November 2019 Submission Callide Power Management GAWB price monitoring 2020–25 submission pdf, 459.83 Kb
29 November 2019 Submission CS Energy GAWB price monitoring 2020–25 submission pdf, 320.28 Kb
25 November 2019 Submission ConocoPhillips (APLNG) GAWB price monitoring 2020–25 submission pdf, 1.30 Mb
29 November 2019 Submission Rio Tinto GAWB price monitoring 2020–25 submission pdf, 2.15 Mb
08 November 2019 Submission Gladstone Regional Council GAWB price monitoring 2020-2025 submission pdf, 594.68 Kb
28 October 2019 Submission Gladstone Area Water Board price monitoring 2020-2025 submission pdf, 553.63 Kb
28 October 2019 Submission CS Energy GAWB price monitoring 2020–2025 submission pdf, 595.22 Kb
28 October 2019 Submission Callide Power Management GAWB price monitoring 2020-2025 submission pdf, 254.25 Kb
28 October 2019 Submission Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal GAWB price monitoring 2020-2025 submission pdf, 129.39 Kb
28 October 2019 Submission Owen Nevin GAWB price monitoring 2020-2025 submission pdf, 195.06 Kb
Date
Title Document
01 October 2019 Submission GAWB proposal – cover letter pdf, 140.53 Kb
01 October 2019 Submission GAWB proposal – Part A pdf, 4.30 Mb
01 October 2019 Submission GAWB proposal – Part B pdf, 4.06 Mb
01 October 2019 Submission GAWB proposal – Att 1 (Referral and direction notice) pdf, 568.47 Kb
01 October 2019 Submission GAWB proposal – Att 2 (DAE cost escalation factors) pdf, 613.40 Kb
01 October 2019 Submission GAWB proposal – Att 3 (Synergies WACC report) pdf, 720.54 Kb
01 October 2019 Submission GAWB proposal – Att 4 (Capital contributions framework) pdf, 155.13 Kb
01 October 2019 Submission WICET – initial submission pdf, 173.00 Kb
Date
Title Document
25 February 2020 Notice QCA—Stakeholder notice—Consultation on draft report pdf, 561.56 Kb
04 November 2019 Notice QCA – Stakeholder Notice – Access to confidential information pdf, 412.91 Kb
11 October 2019 Notice QCA – Statutory request to provide contracts pdf, 353.85 Kb
11 October 2019 Notice QCA – Stakeholder notice – statutory requests pdf, 529.51 Kb
01 October 2019 Notice QCA – Consultation on GAWB’s regulatory proposal pdf, 526.15 Kb
01 July 2019 Notice QCA – Guidance notice pdf, 689.08 Kb
01 July 2019 Notice QCA – Notice of investigation pdf, 534.88 Kb
28 June 2019 Minister’s direction Treasurer – Referral and direction notice pdf, 568.54 Kb