Pricing practices 2010–15

Status
Past review
Final report
30/06/2010

We published the GAWB 2010 final report in June 2010.

  • Our recommendations on pricing practices for 2010–15 were accepted without qualification by the Ministers.
  • Our recommendation that GAWB determine price transitioning arrangements with its customers was also accepted by the Ministers.
  • Our advice that GAWB and the Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) had reached agreement on an appropriate transitioning arrangement was noted by the Ministers.

We published our draft report in April 2010 following extensive consultation with stakeholders and after reviewing  all submissions, including GAWB’s pricing proposals.

GAWB detailed its pricing proposals in stages:

  • Submission 1 – commercial framework and pricing principles
  • Submission 2 – demand forecasts, regulated asset base and appropriate expenditure
  • Submission 3 – pricing model.

Submission 1, previously provided by GAWB, was released for stakeholder comment in September 2009.

The Premier and the Treasurer directed the QCA to investigate the pricing practices of the Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) for the regulatory period 2010–15.

It was QCA’s third review of GAWB’s pricing practices, with the first review covering the period until 30 June 2005 and the second review covering the period until 30 June 2010.

The QCA’s reviews of GAWB aim to ensure that:

  • GAWB does not take advantage of its monopoly position
  • pricing practices are consistent with economic efficiency and revenue adequacy
  • pricing practices take account of the public interest.

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
15 July 2010 Final report Investigation of Pricing Practices pdf, 1.17 Mb
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Title Document
15 April 2010 Draft report Pricing Practices Investigation pdf, 855.50 Kb
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Title Document
14 May 2010 Submission Callide Power Management pdf, 1.04 Mb
14 May 2010 Submission QER pdf, 61.72 Kb
14 May 2010 Submission Gladstone Regional Council pdf, 101.75 Kb
14 May 2010 Submission Queensland Treasury pdf, 155.28 Kb
14 May 2010 Submission GAWB pdf, 2.29 Mb
Date
Title Document
15 September 2009 Submission Submission 1 – Commercial Framework and Pricing Principles pdf, 2.06 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Submission 2 – Expenditure Proposals pdf, 1.70 Mb
15 February 2010 Submission Submission re Response to Stakeholder Submissions pdf, 1.89 Mb
14 May 2010 Submission Submission re Response to Stakeholder Submissions – 1 pdf, 746.47 Kb
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Title Document
15 December 2010 Submission Appendix 1 – Planning Period Demand pdf, 98.89 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 2 – Review of Demand Forecasts pdf, 823.07 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 3 – Capital Expenditure Review pdf, 802.52 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 4 – Information Communication Technology Expenditure pdf, 398.25 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 5 – Expert Report – CSS expenditure pdf, 2.13 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 6 – Northern Area Water Supply Strategy pdf, 3.49 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 7 – DORC Valuation Calliope Shire Council Water Supply Infrastructure pdf, 2.33 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 8 – Land Valuation pdf, 2.55 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 9 – System Leakage Management Plan pdf, 15.10 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 10 – Vision Statement Control System Upgrade pdf, 963.04 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 11 – High Voltage Power Supply Upgrade pdf, 2.43 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 12 – CSS expenditure including governance and procurement pdf, 1.45 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 13 – Awoonga Dam Safety Condition Schedule pdf, 310.51 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 14 – Acceptable Flood Capacity Assessment pdf, 25.62 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 15 – Awoonga Dam Flood Capacity Assessment correspondence pdf, 3.47 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 16 – Critical Assets Due Diligence Review pdf, 1.02 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 17 – Pre-feasibility assessment for site 2 -off-line storage facility- correspondence pdf, 1.26 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 18 – Condition Evaluation of Water Supply – Associated Assets Stage 1A Report pdf, 2.18 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 19 – Condition Evaluation of Raw – Treated Water Pipeline Systems – Associated Assets Stage pdf, 328.83 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 20 – Gladstone-Fitzroy Pipeline Project- Approvals and Design Maintenance Schedule 2010-203 pdf, 101.51 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 21 – 1 – Gladstone Desalination Project – Preparatory Phase Program ANS – 2 – Gladstone Desali pdf, 195.42 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 22 – Lower Fitzroy River Estimate of Holding Costs pdf, 1.11 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 23 – Peer Review of Future Costs of CSS July 2010 to 2030 pdf, 366.96 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 24 – Activities excluded from Benchmarking – Land – Catchment Management- Hatchery – Recre pdf, 168.19 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 25 – Review of Scheduled Preventative Maintenance pdf, 154.14 Kb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 26 – Operational Benchmarking Study Final Report pdf, 1.17 Mb
15 December 2009 Submission Appendix 27 – Review of Organisational Resources pdf, 249.72 Kb
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Title Document
16 November 2009 Submission NRG pdf, 1.28 Mb
16 November 2009 Submission QER pdf, 158.87 Kb
16 November 2009 Submission CPM pdf, 1.45 Mb
16 November 2009 Submission QAL pdf, 244.62 Kb
16 November 2009 Submission CSE pdf, 16.93 Kb
16 November 2009 Submission Gladstone Regional Council pdf, 147.50 Kb
16 November 2009 Submission RTA pdf, 1.27 Mb
Date
Title Document
16 November 2009 Submission DERM pdf, 36.06 Kb
15 February 2010 Submission CRM pdf, 1.08 Mb
15 February 2010 Submission QAL pdf, 1015.71 Kb
15 February 2010 Submission GRC pdf, 12.63 Kb
15 February 2010 Submission NRG pdf, 280.09 Kb
15 February 2010 Submission CSE pdf, 20.17 Kb
15 February 2010 Submission RTA pdf, 2.57 Mb