Determining the prices we charge is not something we can or should do alone.
This is why we’re working with you - our customers – to put forward our proposed fees and charges in our Price Submission to the independent umpire – the Essential Services Commission (ESC).
In this Price Submission we will set out the efficient costs of delivering our services for the period 2020 – 2024. Upon review and approval from the ESC, these costs form the basis for the fees and charges that we then recover from you.
GMW is transforming our business. We need to change to match the rapidly changing characteristics of the GMID footprint, and the new reality of external factors such as climate change and competition for water resource.
Important elements of transformation include creating efficiencies in business operations and asset management practices to meet our short, medium and long term financial challenges.
Our financial challenge is summarised by delivering cost reductions to deliver sustainable price outcomes for customers, while achieving a sustainable debt position in the future.
Transformation will help ensure that the costs of the services we provide to maintain our assets (thing like dams, channels and meters) along with the operational cost of running the business are efficient for you!
Our transformation project is a vital part of our Price Submission and it is important our prices reflect a transformed GMW, now and into the future.
What we are hearing?
We’re hearing you want to better understand our prices, so you’re sure they’re fair and sustainable. We also understand you’re looking for price relief as you are challenged with increasing volatility through market forces, climate and water availability.
In your words
What can we do?
We know cost is a major concern for everyone. We want to work with you to understand your priorities to help determine our regulatory strategy for the next four years. There are certain regulations we must adhere to, and we need to be mindful of these to ensure the revenue we receive is aligned to our costs over the regulatory period.
Based on GMW’s transformation outcomes, we have prepared our draft operating expenditure, capital expenditure and demand forecasts. This then informs our projected prices for the next regulatory period.
Questions for you
Draft Price Path
Table 1. Each price path option proposed a decrease in prices from what customers will pay in 2019/20.
Table 2. Draft price path option 1 explained as a bill impact on typical customers.
Table 3. Draft price path options impact on Infrastructure Access Fee (IAF)