The ACCC has completed its seventh annual report on the state of the rural water sector in the Murray-Darling Basin. The report provides information for the 2015-16 financial year on:

  • charges for water planning and management activities undertaken by Basin State departments and water authorities
  • trends in charges for rural water infrastructure services
  • transformation, termination and trade for off-river operators
  • compliance with the water rules enforced by the ACCC.

The report forms the key part of the ACCC’s monitoring and reporting obligations under the Water Act 2007.

The ACCC invites stakeholders to submit any comments, feedback or questions on the report to the Water inbox:

Monitoring approach and assumptions

This technical guide accompanies the Water Monitoring Report 2015–16. It sets out: the ACCC’s approach to monitoring; the assumptions used for the calculation of hypothetical bills (including the schedule of charges for each operator included in the report); and the main WPM charges levied by Basin State governments and local water authorities. It also includes additional information which supports the analysis presented in the report.

ACCC Water Monitoring Report 2015-16 Monitoring Approach and Assumptions ( PDF 5.44 MB | DOCX 7.96 MB )