We are reviewing how we will regulate the prices that Western Water will charge from 1 July 2020.
Western Water price review 2020
Draft guidanceOctober 2018
Final guidanceDecember 2018
Price submission lodgedNovember 2019
Draft decision releasedMarch 2020
Final decision releasedJune 2020
We are reviewing how we will regulate the prices that Western Water will charge from 1 July 2020. These prices reflect requirements for this water business and water management processes.
We use findings from this review to create tariffs for Western Water. These schedules help determine fixed and variable water prices for Western Water's consumers.
Our guidance paper sets out how we plan to approach the price review, and the information we expect Western Water to supply as part of this work.
View our guidance paper
What our guidance paper proposes
A three-year regulatory period from 1 July 2020, rather than the standard five years
We recognise Western Water is experiencing unprecedented growth levels, which require it to make substantive strategic changes (for example, structural, capacity or operational). A shorter regulatory period will help ensure Western Water can effectively manage its requlatory requirements, which is in the best interests of its consumers.
Western Water should address issues raised in our 2018 findings
Western Water should also address the issues we raised in our 2018 water price review. We want Western Water to consider customer views in its proposal and consider these views if it is looking at implementing tariff reforms (for example, changing from a fixed to variable tariff structure).
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