The ACCC provided its advice to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) on 10 October 2016. The MDBA publicly released this advice on 22 November 2016.
On 18 August 2016 the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) requested the ACCC’s advice on possible amendments to the Basin Plan water trading rules, which form Chapter 12 of the Basin Plan 2012 (Cth).
The ACCC provided its final advice to the Minister on 21 September 2016. The Minister publicly released this advice and on 15 November 2016 gave notice of his intention to repeal Part 5 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010, consistent with the ACCC’s rule advice 5-L.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accepted an administrative resolution from Murrumbidgee Irrigation after it admitted to a breach of the Water Charge Infrastructure Rules (WCIR). Murrumbidgee Irrigation failed to include certain water service charges in its ‘Schedule of Charges’ between 2011 and 30 June 2016.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has publicly released the 2014–15 Water Monitoring Report.
The report provides information on the level of water infrastructure charges that irrigators and other customers face in the Murray-Darling Basin. It also reports on the progress that has been made to increase the efficiency of Basin water markets.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its final decision on charges that Water NSW is able to levy for infrastructure services in the Murray-Darling Basin during 2016–17. This decision is an annual process which adjusts future charges to account for changes in usage from the levels forecast according to the methodology that the ACCC developed in consultation with WaterNSW and water users in 2014.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its draft decision on proposed charges for WaterNSW’s infrastructure services in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) during 2016-17. These charges are consistent with the ACCC’s 2014 determination, based on the principles and rules established under the Commonwealth Water Act. The charges have been set to recover WaterNSW’s prudent and efficient costs of providing infrastructure services to water users.