Price Submission lodged with the Essential Services Commission

November 2020

Melbourne Water has lodged our Price Submission 2021 with the Essential Services Commission, Victoria’s independent regulator.

Our Submission sets our service standards and the prices we charge for a five-year period, subject to the Commission’s approval. This includes prices for the special drainage and flood mitigation services we deliver in the Koo Wee Rup–Longwarry Flood Protection District, which are funded by the Precept Charge.

In light of the impacts of COVID-19, we propose to maintain current (2020-21) prices and service levels for at least the first year of our Submission – delaying the increase previously supported by customers during engagement undertaken in February. We will continue monitoring preferences with the intent of revisiting our approach the following year, subject to further engagement. For more information, visit our Koo Wee Rup-Longwarry price review homepage.

The Commission will conduct their own consultation and review process, with their final decision expected in June 2021. You can follow their progress via the Essential Services Commission’s website.