Assistance with GAWB Submission 2019

Client: Gladstone Regional Council

State: QLD


AEC was commissioned by Gladstone Regional Council to provide independent advice on the appropriateness of Gladstone Area Water Boards submission to the Queensland Competition Authority 2020-25 price monitoring review which essentially sets the bulk water prices that Council ratepayers will need to pay during the 5-year period. The assessment included the proposed price increase, appropriateness of expenditure claims, the return on capital applied, the form of regulation and regulatory pricing period, cost to service Council vs industrial customers, recovery of historic revenue shortfalls and pricing review triggers.