Regulated Water and Sewerage Services Prices 2013–18


Commission determines Icon Water’s regulated water and sewerage services prices for 2017–18

On 14 June 2017, the Commission announced the maximum prices that Icon Water can charge for its regulated water and sewerage services from 1 July 2017.

A copy of the Commission’s report and media release is available below:

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Report 5 of 2017: Regulated Water and Sewerage Services - 2017-18 Price Adjustment (June 2017)PDF598 KB14/06/2017
Report 5 of 2017: Regulated Water and Sewerage Services - 2017-18 Price Adjustment (June 2017)DOCX1 MB14/06/2017
Media Release - Report 5 of 2017: Regulated Water and Sewerage Services - 2017-18 Price Adjustment (June 2017)PDF217 KB14/06/2017

Commission Determines Icon Water’s Regulated Water and Sewerage Services Prices for 2016-17

The Commission today announced the maximum prices that Icon Water can charge for its regulated water and sewerage services from 1 July 2016.

A copy of the Commission’s report and media release is available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Report 3 of 2016: Regulated Water and Sewerage Services - 2016-17 Price Adjustment (June 2016)PDF2 MB16/06/2016
Report 3 of 2016: Regulated Water and Sewerage Services - 2016-17 Price Adjustment (June 2016)DOCX1 MB16/06/2016

Commission Determines Icon Water’s Regulated Water and Sewerage Services Prices for 2015-16

The Commission today announced the maximum prices that Icon Water can charge for its regulated water and sewerage services from 1 July 2015.

A copy of the Commission’s report and media release is available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Report 4 of 2015: Regulated Water and Sewerage Services - 2015-16 Price Adjustment (June 2015)PDF1 MB04/06/2015
Media Release - Report 4 of 2015 (June 2015) PDF777 KB04/06/2015

Substitute Price Direction for Regulated Water and Sewerage Services 2013-18

Under the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Act 1997 and with effect from 19 May 2015, the Industry Panel’s Substituted Price Direction for Regulated Water and Sewerage Services 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018 substitutes for the price direction issued by the Commission that has been operating since 1 July 2013.

A copy of the substituted price direction is available below:

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Substituted Price Direction for Regulated Water and Sewerage Services 2013-18PDF1 MB19/05/2015

ICRC Statement on Commission-initiated Pass-through Events

The Commission has released a statement outlining its approach to Commission-initiated pass-through events under the Substituted Price Direction for Regulated Water and Sewerage Services 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018.

A copy of the statement is available below:

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ICRC Statement on Commission-initiated Pass-through Events (18 May 2015)PDF679 KB18/05/2015

ICRC Report on Industry Panel Outcomes

The Commission has released a report detailing its concerns about the implications of the Industry Panel’s substitute price direction for the welfare of the ACT community.

A copy of the media release and the report is available below:

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Media Release - Report 3 of 2015 (May 2015)PDF499 KB18/05/2015
Report 3 of 2015: Regulated Water and Sewerage Services - The Industry Panel Process: Outcomes and Prospects (May 2015)PDF1 MB18/05/2015

Water Demand Modelling Technical Paper

On 23 April 2015 the Commission published a final technical paper on water sales forecasting.  This paper follows the demand modelling paper released in January 2015.

A copy of the report is available below:

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Report 2 of 2015: Final Technical Paper - Water Demand Forecasting (April 2015)PDF2 MB23/04/2015

2015 Biennial Recalibration Suspended

On the 18 February 2015, the Industry Panel suspended the 2015 biennial recalibration process. Please see the following link for more detail on the Industry Panel’s declaration:


ICRC Response to Issues Paper - Grant Review of the ACT's Water and Sewerage Pricing Framework

The Commission has released a submission in response to the Issues Paper.

A copy of the submission is available below:

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Submission 1 (15 December 2014) ICRCPDF734 KB15/12/2014

2015 Biennial Recalibration

Updated 3 February 2015

Today the Commission issued a media release in relation to the cost of the 2015 biennial recalibration .  A copy of the media release is available below:

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Media Release - Cost of Biennial Recalibration (3 February 2015) PDF178 KB03/02/2015

On 20 January 2015 the Commission published a technical paper on water sales forecasting as part of the ongoing 2015 biennial review process to determine the maximum prices for regulated water and sewerage services provided by Icon Water from 1 July 2015.

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Report 1 of 2015: Technical Paper - Water Demand Forecasting - Biennial Recalibration 2015 (January 2015)PDF2 MB20/01/2015
Media Release - Demand paper (20 January 2015)PDF467 KB20/01/2015

Updated 8 December 2014: The Commission has published Icon Water’s information return provided for the purposes of the biennial recalibration process. A copy of the information return  and media release is available below:

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Media Release - Information return (8 December 2014)PDF206 KB08/12/2014
Information return - Excel template (8 December 2014)PDF44 KB08/12/2014
Information return - Statement of changes (8 December 2014)PDF834 KB08/12/2014
Attachment A - Board statement (8 December 2014)PDF340 KB08/12/2014
Attachment D1 - Independent Economics escalator report (8 December 2014)PDF1 MB08/12/2014
Attachment D2 - CEG escalator report (8 December 2014)PDF2 MB08/12/2014
Attachment E1 - Water volumes forecasts (8 December 2014)PDF623 KB08/12/2014
Attachment E2 - Water volumes regression (8 December 2014)PDF542 KB08/12/2014
Attachment E3 - Water volumes forecast (8 December 2014)PDF6 MB08/12/2014
Attachment E4 - Water volumes data monthly (8 December 2014)XLSX62 KB08/12/2014

The Commission has started the biennial recalibration process to determine the maximum prices that ACTEW can charge for its regulated water and sewerage services from 1 July 2015. A copy of the media release is available below:

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Media Release - 2015 Biennial Recalibration (4 November 2014)PDF630 KB04/11/2014

Commission Determines ACTEW Regulated Water and Sewerage Services Prices for 2014-15

The Commission today announced the maximum prices that ACTEW can charge for its regulated water and sewerage services from 1 July 2014. The approved schedule of ACTEW’s 2014-15 water and sewerage service charges can be found on the ACT Legislation Register at http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2014-285/default.asp A copy of the media release is available below:

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Media Release - ACTEW Regulated Water and Sewerage Services Prices for 2014-15 (24 June 2014)PDF811 KB24/06/2014

ACT Auditor-General's Performance Report on Water and Sewerage Services

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Media Release - ACT Auditor-General's Performance Report on Water and Sewerage Services (2 April 2014)PDF176 KB02/04/2014
Media Release - ICRC Response to the ACT Auditor-General's Performance Report on Water and Sewerage Services (3 April 2014)PDF199 KB03/04/2014
Report 3 of 2014: Response to the ACT Auditor-General's Office Performance Audit - the Water and Sewerage Pricing Process (April 2014)PDF783 KB03/04/2014

Regulated Water and Sewerage Services 2013 - 2018