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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 22 March 2018) . . Page.. 1113 ..


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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