Victoria will be implementing a new water pricing framework for the next regulatory price review in 2018. The framework will apply to 16 of the State’s urban water businesses and Southern Rural Water. This briefing note summarises the impetus for the new framework, its key features and draws attention to elements that have been modified, refined […]
In June 2016 a number of regulatory pricing reviews in the water sector were finalised. This includes: • Hunter Water, Sydney Water and Water NSW (IPART) • Melbourne Water and Goulburn Murray Water (ESC) • SA Water (ESCOSA). Just prior to these determinations the ESC released a Position Paper on A New Model for Pricing […]
Yesterday, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) released a Position Paper that proposes a new model for regulating prices of water services in Victoria. The proposal represents a quantum change in the way water businesses are currently regulated in Australia. It has been borne out of a recognised need for a simpler regulatory process and stronger […]
On 22 March 2016, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) released its draft determination for Hunter Water’s water, wastewater and stormwater drainage services. The draft determination covers a four year period from 1 July 2016. The key aspects are summarised here.
On 22 March 2016, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) released its draft determination for Sydney Water’s water, wastewater and stormwater drainage services. The determination covers a four year period from 1 July 2016. The key aspects are summarised here
A recent report prepared by Frontier Economics for the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) compares the current regulatory regimes for urban water businesses to ´best practice´, and identifies a number of improvements.
This article comments on the implications of the Commonwealth´s recent entry into water markets as a trader of water.
Following on from the article titled Water markets enter a new phase with first trade in environmental water, this article investigates alternative models for managing the Commonwealth´s environmental water holdings.
A look at the use of prices to allocate water ration rather than restrictions on the use of water.