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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .

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Housing—utility pricing (Question No 1018)

Mr Coe asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 23 February 2018:

Can the Minister provide data on how (a) water, (b) sewerage and (c) electricity prices have increased in the ACT since 2007-08 to date.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows1:

a) Water Prices

Table 1 outlines the water prices that applied in the ACT in 2007-08, under an inclining block tariff structure, incorporating a fixed charge and three volumetric tiers.

Table 1: ACT Water Prices - 2007-08 2007-08

$ Fixed Water Supply Charge - per annum 75 Tier 1 Price (0 - 100 kilolitres (kL) usage per annum) - per kL 1.145 Tier 2 Price (101 - 300 kL usage per annum) - per kL 2.31 Tier 3 Price (301+ kL usage per annum) - per kL 3.21

From 1 July 2008, the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) reformed the water tariff structure to two volumetric tiers and daily pricing2. Table 2 outlines prices from 2008-09 to 2017-18.

Table 2: ACT Water Prices - 2008-09 to 2017-18 2008-09

$ 2009-10

$ 2010-11

$ 2011-12

$ 2012-13

$ 2013-14

$ 2014-15

$ 2015-16

$ 2016-17

$ 2017-18

$ Fixed Water Supply Charge - per annum 85 89.55 92.08 95.63 99.83 100.00 102.56 101.14 101.48 104.21 Tier 1 Price (0 - 0.548 kL of usage per day) - per kL 1.85 1.95 2 2.33 2.43 2.55 2.64 2.60 2.61 2.68 Tier 2 Price (0.549 kL+ of usage per day) - per kL 3.70 3.90 4.01 4.66 4.86 5.10 5.29 5.22 5.24 5.38

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1 The price data provided in all tables is nominal. That is, prices as published for the relevant year.

2 Under daily pricing, the allocation of water in each consumption tier is determined as a daily allowance, rather than on an annual basis as per the approach until 2007-08. The daily allowance of 0.548 kL for tier 1 pricing equates to 200 kL of usage per annum.

b) Sewerage Prices

Table 3 below outlines the sewerage fixed supply charge in the Territory from 2007-08 to 2017-18.


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