QLD Irrigation price review 2025–29

The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has been directed by the Queensland Government to review the irrigation pricing practices of Seqwater and Sunwater. The purpose of the review is to recommend irrigation prices to apply for the four-year period from 1 July 2025 to 30 June 2029.

Cotton Australia will lodge a submission to on behalf of Queensland growers, but also urges all local irrigator groups and individuals to make their own on key points in submissions. Submissions on Sunwater’s price proposal closes on February 29.

The QCA will then prepare and release a draft price determination in July this year, with a final determination for the price path expected in February 2025.

QCA are holding workshops to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to share their views and ask questions, with key ones for cotton producers being:

  • Thursday 8 February – Emerald
  • Tuesday 13 February – Online (Sunwater schemes only)

For more information or to register to attend a workshop visit:

Irrigation price investigation 2025–29 (qca.org.au)