We are reviewing the prices WaterNSW can charge for bulk water supply to its customers in the Greater Sydney area from 1 July 2020.
WaterNSW is responsible for protecting 16,000 square kilometres of drinking water catchments, and for the renewal, development, and maintenance of dams and other infrastructure that are used to supply customers with bulk water in Greater Sydney. It is also responsible for supplying bulk water that is essential for water users and communities throughout NSW.
In the Greater Sydney area, WaterNSW provides bulk water to:
- Sydney Water Corporation (if you are a customer of Sydney Water, you can find out more about what it means for you here)
- Three Councils – Wingecarribee Shire Council, Shoalhaven City Council and Goulburn-Mulwaree Council
- Around 60 other smaller customers that receive raw and unfiltered water directly from WaterNSW.
WaterNSW is proposing significant investment to maintain its existing assets and to plan and develop new infrastructure to secure water supply in the Greater Sydney area. WaterNSW’s proposal would not increase customer bills over the next four years, because lower interest rates have more than offset the impact of higher investment. But, because the costs of investment are paid over many years, bills may go up in the future if the proposed level of capital expenditure occurs.
Over the next nine months, we will analyse WaterNSW’s proposal in detail and consult with stakeholders on what WaterNSW’s prices should be. You can let us know your views on WaterNSW’s proposal below, or you can make a submission to our review here.
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