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East Gippsland Water Engagement Program

Price Submission 2018-2023

July 2018

East Gippsland Water’s 2018-2023 Business Plan goes live

June 2018

Public notification by Essential Services Commission of price determinations

During June the Essential Services Commission gave notice under section 35(2) of the Essential Services Act 2001 (Vic) that it has made a determination in respect to the maximum prices East Gippsland Water may charge for the period 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2023.

This means that East Gippsland Water’s 2018-2023 Business Plan has been accepted. For more information click here.

April 2018 – May 2018

Essential Services Commission

Deliberation undertaken by Essential Services Commission taking into account information received through their public consultation process.

December 2017 –          March 2018

Consultation by Essential Services Commission

A draft decision has been released by the ESC in relation to the Price Submission we submitted, which detailed our proposed prices, projects and the outcomes we are looking to achieve during the period 2018-2023. It also detailed the community engagement we have undertaken to help shape the submission.

If you would like to review the draft decision or provide feedback please click here.

Feedback was available to be provided until 9 March 2018.

September 2017

Final draft to Essential Services Commission

The final draft is submitted, detailing our proposed prices, projects and the outcomes we are looking to achieve during the period 2018-2023. This will also detail the community engagement we have undertaken to help shape the submission.

If you would like to view our submission or provide feedback please click here.

July- September 2017

Feeding back to the community

We will outline to the community our proposed prices for 2018-2023 as well as our targets in the areas of hardship, environmental sustainability, service levels and liveability based on the all the feedback we have received from you over the past 12 months.
We will also provide information on our Capital Projects, our Operational Expenditure and our Guaranteed Service Levels.
Please click on the image below to see our proposals. You can use this information to complete the comment card.
For every comment submitted online or by comment card, either through the mail, one of the Water Cafes or at the Houses Sessions, we will plant a native shrub or tree as part of our ongoing commitment to the environment.

Comments for this round of engagement have now closed.

Water Cafe's

Sat 19 August (9.00am – 1.00pm) – Bruthen Market

Sun 27 August (8.30am – 1.00pm) – Howitt Park Market (Bairnsdale)

Sat 2 September (8.00am – 1.00pm) – Mallacoota Market

Sun 3 September (8.00am – 1.00pm) – Lakes Entrance Market

Sat 9 September (8.30-12.30) – Metung Market

Sun 10 September (8.30am – 1.00pm) – Paynesville Market

House Sessions at Neighbourhood and Community Houses

Tues 22 August (12.00pm – 2.00pm) – Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House

Mon 28 August (10.00am – 12.00pm) – Buchan Neighbourhood House

Mon 28 August (2.00pm – 4.00pm) – Bemm River Community Recreation House

Tues 29 August (10.00am – 12.00pm) – Mallacoota District Health & Support Service Inc

Wed 30 August (10.00am – 12.00pm) – Cann River Community House

Mon 4 September (11.00am – 1.00pm) – Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House

Mon 4 September (12.00am – 2.30pm) – East Bairnsdale Community Hub

Wed 6 September (12.30pm – 2.30pm) – Orbost Neighbourhood House

Thurs 7 September (10.00am – 12.00pm) – Community House Swifts Creek

Information at Neighbourhood and Community Houses

Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House

East Bairnsdale Community Hub

Bemm River Community Recreation House

Buchan Neighbourhood House

Cann River Community House

Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House

Mallacoota District Health & Support Service Inc

Orbost Neighbourhood House

Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre

Community House Swifts Creek

June 2017

Your Say – providing results to the community

The results of the survey have been taken to the Customer Committee and they have provided their recommendations. These recommendations are now available to the community to provide submissions on prior to the options being included in the final draft document.

What we found

April – May 2017

Preparing the final draft

The draft price submission is finalised taking in to consideration feedback received from the last round of community engagement.

March 2017

Back out to the community

Based on what you’ve told us so far, we will be seeking your feedback on various service options and the potential costs involved.

We are hosting Water Cafes, visiting Neighbourhood and Community Houses, and holding various conversations with you to help us shape the final draft plan.

Over 400 surveys were completed during this survey.

Click on the tabs for ‘Water Cafes’ and ‘Neighbourhood and Community Houses’ to find out where we will be and when.

Water Cafe's

Sat 11 March (8.30am – 12.30pm) – Metung Market

Sun 12 March (8.30am – 1.00pm) – Paynesville Market

Mon 13 March (times to be confirmed) – Orbost Show

Sat 18 March (9.00am – 1.00pm) – Bruthen Market

Sun 26 March (8.30am – 1.00pm) – Howitt Park Market (Bairnsdale)

Sat 1 April (10.00am – 2.00pm) – Swifts Creek and Ensay Playgroup day (Swfits Creek School)

Sun 2 April (8.00am – 1.00pm) – Lakes Entrance Market

Neighbourhood and Community Houses

Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House

East Bairnsdale Community Hub

Bemm River Community Recreation House

Buchan Neighbourhood House

Cann River Community House

Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House

Mallacoota District Health & Support Service Inc

Orbost Neighbourhood House

Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre

Community House Swifts Creek

January – February 2017

Reviewing the results

Results are analysed to prepare for the next round of engagement.

October – December 2016

Going out to the community

We use an online survey to collect feedback from around 900 customers, which is accessible via our website and Facebook page. We also have a hard copy version from our head office in Bairndsale and at all local Neighborhood and Community Houses. In addition we host 12 Water Cafe’s at various community events around the region.

What we found

August – September 2016

East Gippsland Water plan reviews

Feedback from Customer Conversations helps prioritise areas of our business for further detailed customer engagement. This is instrumental in helping to shape our online survey.

July 2016

Customer conversations

Twenty-four conversations are held, with a total of 63 participants. Those taking part include Year 9-12 students (future bill payers), local aboriginal groups, small and major business customers, community groups and residential customers.

The conversations or Peer Research, are hosted by a representative from InSync Surveys Pty Ltd or by a Customer Committee member. East Gippsland Water staff also attend to assist with technical questions.

What we found

May – June 2016

Development of themed question areas

General question areas based around agreed themes are drafted by East Gippsland Water and the Customer Committee, working with InSync Surveys – to act as the basis for customer conversations.

What we found

February 2016

Customer Committee and East Gippsland Water staff survey

Initial consultation is undertaken with our Customer Committee and staff to identify the most important themes for further customer engagement.

Information to help assist this process included:

  • results from the annual Customer Satisfaction Survey,
  • complaints received by East Gippsland Water over the past 3 years and,
  • results from the Water Services Association Customer Perceptions Survey.

What we found

January – April 2016

Price Submission process commences

Staff put forward suggestions for projects and business priorities during the period 2018-2023.

Setting the scene

Finally …. to get you thinking….

Got a question?

Give us a call on 1800 671 841, or fire us an email by competing the boxes below

So why buy bottled water?

Video provided courtesy of Yarra Valley Water and the Choose Tap Coalition.

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