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2018 -19 Water Pricing

2018 -19 Water Pricing

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has reviewed prices for WaterNSW’s Rural Bulk Water Services for the 2018-19 financial year.

To view the WaterNSW’s Rural Bulk Water prices from 01 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, please click below:

WaterNSW Regulated River prices for 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

All prices are per megalitre

RIVER / VALLEY HIGH SECURITY GENERAL SECURITY USAGE
 

Border

WaterNSW Charges $5.54 $2.06 $5.66
Border Rivers Commission Charges $4.80 $1.78 $0.82
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $2.25 $2.25 $1.76
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $12.59 $6.09 $8.24
 

Gwydir

WaterNSW Charges $11.52 $3.62 $12.35
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $1.56 $1.56 $1.34
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $13.08 $5.18 $13.69
 

Namoi

WaterNSW Charges $17.77 $8.28 $20.79
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $2.70 $2.70 $1.81
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $20.47 $10.98 $22.60
 

Peel

WaterNSW Charges $43.25 $4.18 $19.11
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $2.55 $2.55 $4.55
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $45.80 $6.73 $23.66
 

Macquarie

WaterNSW Charges $14.05 $2.97 $14.34
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $1.69 $1.69 $1.82
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $15.74 $4.66 $16.16
 

Lachlan and Belubula

WaterNSW Charges $16.00 $2.84 $19.81
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $1.42 $1.42 $1.89
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $17.42 $4.26 $21.70
 

Murrumbidgee

(excluding Yanco and Colombo Creek Users)
WaterNSW Charges $3.07 $1.15 $3.44
Murray Darling Basin Authority Charges $1.67 $0.63 $0.32
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $1.36 $1.36 $0.90
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $6.10 $3.14 $4.66
 

Murrumbidgee

(Yanco and Colombo Creek Users only)
WaterNSW Charges $3.07 $1.15 $3.44
Murray Darling Basin Authority Charges $1.67 $0.63 $0.32
Yanco Creek and Tributaries Advisory Council (YACTAC) Charges ## $0.90 $0.90 N/A
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $1.36 $1.36 $0.90
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $7.00 $4.04 $4.66
 

Lowbidgee

WaterNSW Charges+ N/A $0.82 N/A
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW+ N/A N/A $0.90
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** N/A $0.82 $0.90
+levied on supplementary licences
 

Murray and Lower Darling

WaterNSW Charges $1.60 $0.78 $1.99
Murray Darling Basin Authority Charges $7.56 $3.70 $1.56
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $1.52 $1.52 $1.08
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $10.68 $6.00 $4.63
 

North Coast *

WaterNSW Charges $12.26 $9.50 $18.13
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $3.91 $3.91 $6.04
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $16.17 $13.41 $24.17
 

South Coast *

WaterNSW Charges $32.06 $16.81 $17.96
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $3.30 $3.30 $5.25
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $35.36 $20.11 $23.21
 

Hunter and Paterson *

WaterNSW Charges $13.66 $10.61 $13.13
WAMC# charges collected by WaterNSW $3.01 $3.01 $2.05
Total charges collected by WaterNSW** $16.67 $13.62 $15.18

(Minimum annual charge $194.03)

# Water Administration Ministerial Corporation

** All prices determined by IPART for WAMC

## Yanco Colombo System Levy – an additional charge applies to Yanco Colombo System licences – charged in final quarter invoice based on $0.90 per ML/unit share of entitlement.

Allocation trade processing charges – $49.50 per application.

WaterNSW Metering Service Charge (MSC) for 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Type of Meter Commonwealth-funded meters
50mm $459.68
80mm $461.82
100mm $461.81
150mm $467.24
200mm $469.92
250mm $472.41
300mm $478.83
350mm $507.68
400mm $524.85
450mm $528.16
500mm $542.23
600mm $560.26
700mm $581.68
750mm $611.68
800mm $631.94
900mm $638.36
1000mm $650.22
Channel $6,024.59

 

Notes:

  • The MSC will be invoiced quarterly in arrears and will arrive with your regular WaterNSW invoice
  • Should you have a concern regarding the accuracy of the meter, in the first instance please call the WaterNSW helpdesk on 1300 662 077. If you then elect to have your meter tested, a deposit of $1,750 is payable prior to testing. The deposit will be refunded in full, should your meter be proved inaccurate. If the meter is found to be within accuracy standards then the total meter accuracy testing charge be invoiced. The total meter accuracy testing charge is $4,468.52 for verification and testing in situ (an additional $2,718.52 on top of the deposit) and $6,686.65 for lab verification and testing (an additional $4,936.65 on top of the deposit).
  • The IPART has determined an Environmental Gauging Station charge of $12,209.09 per site. IPART determined this charge based on the capital costs of upgrading environmental gauging stations and the incremental cost of operating the upgraded stations. WaterNSW may only levy an environmental gauging station charge from the time that 1) the relevant gauging station has been identified as having reached end of life and as requiring upgraded metering equipment to allow a higher grade of metering so as to satisfy the Environmental Water Measurement Standards and 2) the upgrade of the gauging station has commenced.
WaterNSW Irrigation Corporation District Rebates 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Customers Total annual rebate ($)
Murray Irrigation $598,647.22
Western Murray Irrigation $18,482.62
West Corurgan $32,975.86
Moira Irrigation Scheme $15,369.58
Eagle Creek Scheme $24.46
Murrumbidgee Irrigation $445,100.22
Coleambally Irrigation $196,745.46
Jemalong Irrigation $39,821.50
Groundwater Water Management prices for 2018-19 year

All prices are $ per megalitre

  (1-part tariff) (2-part tariff )

River / valley

Entitlement Charge (A)

Entitlement Charge (B)

Usage (C)

Charges collected on behalf of WAMC *
Please note a minimum annual charge of $194.03 applies**.

Inland

$6.90

$3.81

$3.09

Murrumbidgee

$4.40

$2.44

$1.97

Coastal

$4.99

$1.74

$3.25


* These prices are determined by IPART for WAMC costs (Water Administration Ministerial Corporation).
** Minimum annual charge will apply where the WAMC charges for the year do not reach the minimum annual charge.

Groundwater and Unregulated Metering service charges 2018-19

Telemetered or agency read sites (annual charge - $ per corporation meter)

Meter size (mm) charge

50-300

$507.49

350-700

$527.32

750-1000

$573.26


Non-telemetered sites with customer reading and reporting (annual charge - $ per corporation meter)

Meter size (mm) charge

50-300

$398.12

350-700

$413.67

750-1000

$449.72


Water take reading/assessment charge charge

Annual charge

$204.33


Ancillary service charges 2018-19
Ancillary Service charge

Meter laboratory verification at request of Customer (refundable deposit if meter is tested to be outside the accuracy standard)

$1,846.91

Meter in-situ validation charge – where a meter
is relocated or disturbed

$253.09

Meter reset fee after suspension of maintenance for a year or more, at customer request

$253.09 + cost of parts

Unregulated river water management charges 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

All prices are $ per megalitre.
Charges collected on behalf of WAMC**.
Please note a minimum annual charge of $194.03 applies ***

The water bill for your unregulated river water access licence is issued annually for charges accrued during the previous financial year. IPART determines how much WaterNSW can charge you for the water management services we provide. GST is not applied to the charges. The unregulated river water management charges for the current financial year (2018-2019) are shown in the table below.

1-part tariff 2-part tariff (B+C)

River Valley

Entitlement Charge (A)

Entitlement Charge (B)

Usage (C)

Border

$4.72

$2.28

$2.44

Gwydir

$4.72

$2.28

$2.44

Namoi

$4.72

$2.28

$2.44

Peel

$4.72

$2.28

$2.44

Lachlan

$5.53

$2.65

$2.87

Far West

$6.57

$4.07

$2.50

Macquarie

$5.53

$2.65

$2.87

Murray

$6.76

$2.60

$4.15

Murrumbidgee

$8.96

$3.23

$5.74

North Coast

$9.39

$4.53

$4.86

Hunter & Patterson

$3.38

$1.28

$2.10

South Coast*

$3.20

$1.73

$1.47


* WaterNSW licences in South Coast unreg rivers attract an additional entitlement charge of $0.90 per ML.
** These prices are determined by IPART for WAMC (Water Administration Ministerial Corporation).
*** Minimum annual charge will apply where the WAMC charges for the year do not reach the minimum annual charge.

Groundwater and Unregulated Metering service charges 2018-19

Telemetered or agency read sites (annual charge - $ per corporation meter)

Meter size (mm) charge

50-300

$507.49

350-700

$527.32

750-1000

$573.26


Non-telemetered sites with customer reading and reporting (annual charge - $ per corporation meter)

Meter size (mm) charge

50-300

$398.12

350-700

$413.67

750-1000

$449.72


Water take reading/assessment charge charge

Annual charge

$204.33


Ancillary service charges 2018-19
Ancillary Service charge

Meter laboratory verification at request of Customer (refundable deposit if meter is tested to be outside the accuracy standard)

$1,846.91

Meter in-situ validation charge – where a meter
is relocated or disturbed

$253.09

Meter reset fee after suspension of maintenance for a year or more, at customer request

$253.09 + cost of parts

WaterNSW Fish River prices for 01 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Access Usage Excess usage
Raw water ($/kl)
    Energy Australia $0.41 $0.25 $0.66
    Oberon Council $0.41 $0.25 $0.66
    Individual Minor customers $0.41 $0.25 $0.66
Filtered water ($/kl)
    Lithgow Council $0.65 $0.38 $1.03
    Individual minor customers $0.79 $0.48 $1.27

 

# Pricing as determined by the Independent Regulatory and Pricing Tribunal (IPART)

Notes

Fish River connection charge is $885.03 for low complexity connections where no tapping band or pressure reducing valve is required, $3,355.63 for medium complexity connections where a taping band is required, and $6,860.80 for high complexity connections where a pressure reducing valve is required. Fish River disconnection charge is $258.59

For Individual Minor Customers the usage charge is levied for usage up to 200kL. The excess usage charge is levied for usage above 200kL. Invoices are biannual with charges raised in arrears.

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of NSW has made its determination of WaterNSW prices for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020 for the functions previously managed by Sydney Catchment Authority. A copy of the determination can be located on the IPART website at http://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au.

WaterNSW charges to large customers for 2018-19 * (i.e. Sydney Water Corporation)
CHARGING COMPONENT*** UNIT PRICE

Fixed Availability Charge*

$/Month

$14,118,153.39

Volumetric Charge (When the SDP Plant is in a Shutdown or Restart Period)

$/ML

$77.86

Volumetric Charge (When the SDP Plant is in a Plant Operation Period) **

$/ML

Up to $93.90


* the fixed availability charge assumes one large customer in the Greater Sydney catchment area (i.e Sydney Water Corporation). If the large customer base expands during the 2016-20 determination period, then the fixed availability charge will be levied on each large customer in proportion of their share of total water delivered to large customers in the Greater Sydney catchment area.

** Assumes SDP delivers the maximum amount per month (7,500 MLs) as per clause 3 of the determination document. If the volume of water delivered by SDP is less than 7,500 MLs, then the volumetric charge is scaled down in proportion to the actual volume of water deliver by SDP. The actual volume of water delivered by SDP must be notified to WaterNSW by all large customers no later than 5 business days after the end of the relevant month.

*** The charges above exclude Shoalhaven transfer costs, which are recovered through an additional volumetric charge determined under clause 3, 4 and 5 of the determination document. Shoalhaven transfer costs are determined by reference to factors such as the average flow rate per hour from Burrawang Pumping Station and the NSW regional reference price reported by AEMO.


WaterNSW charges to councils for 2018-2019
CUSTOMER CHARGING COMPONENT UNIT PRICE

Wingecarribee Shire Council

Fixed Availability Charge

$/Month

$90,851.49

Volumetric Charge

$/ML

$56.79

Shoalhaven City Council

Fixed Availability Charge

$/Month

$1,703.46

Volumetric Charge

$/ML

$56.79

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Fixed Availability Charge

$/Month

$2,044.16

Volumetric Charge

$/ML

$56.79


WaterNSW charges for unfiltered water 2018 -2019
CHARGING COMPONENT NOMINAL DIAMETER UNIT PRICE

Fixed Availability Charge for connection of nominal diameter

20 mm

$/Annum

$109.67

25 mm

$/Annum

$171.36

30 mm

$/Annum

$246.76

32 mm

$/Annum

$280.76

40 mm

$/Annum

$438.69

50 mm

$/Annum

$685.45

80 mm

$/Annum

$1,754.74

100 mm

$/Annum

$2,741.79

150 mm

$/Annum

$6,169.02

200 mm

$/Annum

$10,967.14

>200 mm

$/Annum

(nominal diameter)2 x 20mm charge/400

Volumetric Charge

 

$/kL

$1.25


WaterNSW charges for bulk raw water 2018-2019
CHARGING COMPONENT UNIT PRICE

Volumetric Charge

$/kL

$0.72

     
 

1" ML of water delivered by SDP

7500 ML delivered by SDP (maximum)

Volumetric charge when SDP is in operation period

$77.87

$93.30

Application Fees for Water Access Licences, Dealings and Approvals

WaterNSW charges fees to cover the assessment and processing costs of applications for access licences, water supply work approvals, water use approvals and access licence dealings lodged under the Water Management Act 2000.

These fees are determined by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
The fees applying from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2019 are listed in the following table, according to whether applications are lodged online or not. These fees will increase annually, based on changes in the consumer price index. Fees are exempt from GST.

Type of application Fee for hard copy applications Fee for online applications

New Water Access Licences

   

Zero Share

$340.06

$304.46

Controlled Allocation

$340.06

$304.46

Other

$340.06

$304.46

Water Access Licence Dealings

Regulated Rivers

$366.91

$332.88

Unregulated Rivers and Groundwater (All applications unless specified below as Low Risk or Administrative)

$1,101.87

$1,066.27

Unregulated Rivers and Groundwater – Low Risk
These apply to:

· Assign share components between Water Access Licences (s. 71Q) groundwater ONLY where a bore extraction limit is in place for receiving work (no hydro assessment)

· Assign share components between Water Access Licences (s. 71Q) where the receiving Water Access Licence has no nominated works

· Remove a nominated work on a Water Access Licence (s. 71W) ONLY

· Subdivide a Water Access Licence (s. 71P (a)) ONLY with no change in the nominated work

· Consolidate Water Access Licences (s. 71P (b)) ONLY with no change in the nominated works

$519.05

$485.02

Administrative
This applies to:

· Request a correction or amendment to the Water Access Licence Register (s. 71I)

$250.57

$214.97

Water Allocation Assignments

Unregulated Rivers and Groundwater

$366.91

$332.88

Approvals

New or amended Works and/or Use Approvals (All unless specified below as Low Risk, Basic Landholder Right or Administrative)

$2,029.63

N/A

New or amended Works and/or Use Approvals – Low Risk
This applies to:

· For short term Approvals (where requiring a Water Access Licence for the activity is also exempt)

· Where general terms of approval have already been provided for the specific work (in instances of applications for integrated development)

$1,097.11

N/A

New Basic Landholder Right Bore

$419.77

$384.17

Amended Approval – Administrative
This applies to:

· Construct a replacement bore consistent with water sharing plan rules (no hydro assessment)

· Remove lands/works

· Consolidate Approvals ONLY where there is no change to the existing works

· Subdivide an Approval

$250.57

N/A

Extension of Approval – Lodged before Expiry Date

$253.67

$218.07

Extension of Approval – Lodged after Expiry Date*

$422.78

$422.78


Note to table

A 'new’ work approval means any work proposed which is not currently listed on a water approval or is replacing an existing work which is listed on a water approval.
*Note that forms are sent directly to these holders.

Impact and rules-based assessments

Applications generally require a detailed impact assessment. This includes case by case investigation to consider potential local impacts and determine whether those impacts require refusal or consent, or consent subject to conditions.

Depending on thetype of transaction, impact assessment can include identifying and addressing impacts on adjoining pumps or bores, Aboriginal heritage sites, native vegetation, threatened species, wetlands, land degradation, salinity, soil compaction, geomorphic instability, hydrology, water logging, acidity, contamination and water quality, in addition to consideration and resolution of any lodged objections. In some cases where significant risks are identified, WaterNSW may require the applicant to commission third-party experts to determine the extent of those risks and how they might be mitigated.

Applications determined by IPART which are identified as ‘low risk’ are processed with a rules-based assessment which does not require the above detailed impact assessment.
Lower fees are charged for transactions which are identified as ‘low risk’.

 

Use our regulated, unregulated and groundwater billing calculators to checkout your 2018-19 prices.

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