Seqwater bulk water prices 2022–26

Status
In progress

As directed by the Queensland Government, we have started an investigation into Seqwater’s bulk water pricing practices. The objective of the investigation is to recommend bulk water prices to apply from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2026.

Seqwater’s submission (30 June 2021) and associated documents are available below. Initial submissions received in August 2021 are also provided below.

There will be a further opportunity to make submissions after we release our draft report later this year.

Indicative timetable for the review

StepKey dates
Referral notice issued16 June 2021
Notice of investigation and guidance paper published18 June 2021
Seqwater’s submission received30 June 2021
Initial submissions from stakeholders due13 August 2021
Draft report provided to the government By 30 November 2021
Draft report published Early December 2021
Submissions on the draft report due 31 January 2022
Final report provided to the government By 31 March 2022
Final report published Early April 2022
Following consideration of our final report, the government will make a decision on Seqwater’s bulk water prices.

Title Document
17 June 2021 Notice Seqwater review – information notice pdf, 1.56 Mb
Title Document
17 June 2021 Notice Seqwater review – notice of investigation pdf, 115.03 Kb
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16 June 2021 Notice Seqwater Ministerial Referral Notice (16 June 2021) pdf, 873.71 Kb
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30 June 2021 Submission Seqwater submission – 2022-26 Bulk water price _30-06-21 FINAL VERSION pdf, 2.42 Mb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 1 Frontier Economics – The Term of the Risk Free Rate pdf, 572.74 Kb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 2 Frontier Economics – The Market Risk Premium pdf, 783.38 Kb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 3 Frontier Economics – Equity Beta for a Benchmark Efficient Water Utility pdf, 668.89 Kb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 4 Frontier Economics – Gearing for a Benchmark Efficient Water Utility pdf, 374.49 Kb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 5 QTC – Updated Cost of Debt Estimates – Seqwater pdf, 1.27 Mb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 6 Frontier Economics – The Role of Gamma in the Regulatory Process pdf, 444.08 Kb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 7 Frontier Economics – Regulatory Corporate Tax Allowance pdf, 394.02 Kb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 8 Frontier Economics – Cost Escalation Factors pdf, 902.37 Kb
17 June 2021 Consultant report Attachment 9 Frontier Economics – Estimation of Seqwater’s Productivity Growth Rate productivity STC(2) pdf, 1.42 Mb
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13 August 2021 Seqwater Supplementary Submission – August 2021 pdf, 2.13 Mb
13 August 2021 Redland City Council submission – Review of Seqwater’s bulk water prices 2022-26 – August 2021 pdf, 277.41 Kb
13 August 2021 Urban Utilities submission – Seqwater bulk water price submission 2023-26 – August 2021 pdf, 1.43 Mb
13 August 2021 Unitywater submission – Seqwater bulk water price review 2023-26 – August 2021 pdf, 1.02 Mb