On 21 January 2022, the ACCC corrected some minor data errors identified in table 4.1, in the related report text and the supplementary spreadsheet.

The ACCC has released its eleventh annual report under the Water Act 2007 (Cth). The report provides information on the state of the rural water sector in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) for the 2019–20 financial year. It covers:

  • transformation and termination activity reported by off-river infrastructure operators
  • changes in regulated water charges and trends across time, location, network type and Basin state for both on and off-river infrastructure operators
  • tradeable water rights activity for off-river infrastructure operator networks
  • spending on water planning and management (WPM) activities and the revenue from WPM charges reported by Basin states
  • compliance with the Water Charge Rules and Water Market Rules enforced by the ACCC.

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 2019–20. It sets out the ACCC’s data sources, approach to monitoring, assumptions used for the calculation of typical bills and additional information on the analysis presented in the report.

Water monitoring report - Monitoring Approach and Assumptions 2019-20 ( PDF 914.72 KB )

Background data for charts and tables

The supplementary spreadsheet includes the background data for the charts and tables included in the Water monitoring report 2019–20. It also contains additional tables and charts for information which are not included in the Water Monitoring Report 2019–20.

Water monitoring report - Supplementary Spreadsheet - background data for charts and tables 2019-20 ( XLSX 3.58 MB )