GAWB price monitoring 2020–25

Status
In progress

We are investigating the prices the Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) is planning to charge for the period 2020–25, under direction from the Queensland Government. In particular, we are assessing whether the total cost of the bulk water services GAWB provides is prudent and efficient. We will consider a range of matters including:

  • prices that 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. Five stakeholders made submissions in response to the proposal.

In November 2019 we made available additional information regarding GAWB’s proposed treatment of accumulated revenue under-recoveries, which GAWB had claimed as confidential. We provided stakeholders until Friday 29 November to make submissions on this new material. We received four submissions in this round of consultation.

All public submissions received to date are available below.

GAWB’s customers and other stakeholders can register to receive ongoing information about the investigation, by following this link and choosing the option ‘Water’.

Access to confidential information

GAWB claimed confidentiality on some information in its proposal relating to:

  • Curtis Island (chapter 17 of part A of its proposal)
  • the accumulated under-recovered revenue (two tables in chapter 2, part B of its proposal), specifically GAWB’s proposal for each customer’s:
  • share of the $124.7 million (as at 1 July 2020) under-recovered revenue
  • annual annuity payment for the under-recovered revenue to be collected in addition to the proposed prices.

Some of this information has already been made available to stakeholders on request. Parties who still wish to seek access to this confidential information should contact us for further guidance using the contact form on our website.

Indicative date Action
1 July 2019 The QCA publishes a notice of investigation
30 September 2019 Initial submissions and GAWB’s proposal due
28 October 2019 Stakeholder submissions on GAWB’s proposal due
4 November 2019 The QCA releases confidential information
29 November 2019 Submissions on confidential information due
By 28 February 2020 The QCA draft report will be published
27 March 2020 Submissions on the draft report due
By 29 May 2020 Final report provided to the government

Report and papers

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
04 November 2019 Notice 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