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:

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:

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:

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:

Document NameTypeSizePublished date
Substituted Price Direction for Regulated Water and Sewerage Services 2013-18PDF1.3 MB19 May 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:

Document NameTypeSizePublished date
ICRC Statement on Commission-initiated Pass-through Events (18 May 2015)PDF678.6 KB18 May 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:

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:

Document NameTypeSizePublished date
Report 2 of 2015: Final Technical Paper - Water Demand Forecasting (April 2015)PDF1.6 MB23 Apr 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:

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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:

Document NameTypeSizePublished date
Submission 1 (15 December 2014) ICRCPDF734.5 KB15 Dec 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:


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.


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:


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:

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:

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