ACCC water monitoring report 2012-13

The report provides information for the 2012−13 year on regulated water charges, transformation arrangements, termination of network access, compliance with the Commonwealth Water Market and Water Charge Rules, and related issues.

Lower bulk water charges for NSW irrigators

The ACCC today released its Draft Decision on pricing for bulk water supplied by State Water Corporation in the New South Wales Murray-Darling Basin in the 2014-17 period.

The Draft Decision results in lower water bills for most of State Water’s customers. Relative to previous years, price increases are modest overall. In most valleys, bills for general security entitlement holders are falling. The tables attached compare bills payable under the ACCC’s Draft Decision with current bills.

A future regulatory outlook

Addressing the University of Wollongong’s SMART international infrastructure symposium, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims discusses the role that appropriate infrastructure regulation can play in the wider productivity debate. Mr Sims explains the key factors underpinning efficient infrastructure in the areas of land transport, shipping, electricity, communications and water.   

Water market intermediaries - industry developments & practices

This report examines water market intermediary industry practices and developments as well as stakeholder concerns about water market intermediaries.

The ACCC commissioned the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) to survey irrigators about their use, and experiences with, water market intermediaries to inform the development of the report.

Related document

Water market rules 2009 - explanatory statement

Section 10 of the Water Act 2007 sets out the basis for dealing with the trading and transfer of, and the market for, tradeable water rights in relation to the resources of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Water charge termination fees rules 2009 - explanatory statement

Subsection 92(1) of the Water Act 2007 provides that the Minister for Climate Change and Water may make water charge rules, which relate to regulated water charges.