Pro-disclosure

Pro-disclosure

We’re committed to openness and transparency, so we actively disclose the information such as that which is published below. There’s no need for you to apply for it under Freedom of Information (FOI) laws.

If you wish to obtain older records than those which appear on this page, you can contact our  Freedom of Information Officer: freedomofinformation@sawater.com.au

Dividends and community service obligations

Each year, we pay dividends to the state government of South Australia. We also receive payments known as Community Service Obligations (CSOs).

We must pay dividends under the Public Finance and Audit Act 1993. Dividends are currently worked out on 95 per cent% of our after- tax profit. This is set by the government's Financial Ownership Framework for Public Non-Financial Corporations.

We are paid Community Service Obligations (CSOs) for the services we have to provide, but which are not for profit. The majority of the payment is for providing water services in country areas at metropolitan water prices. We don't charge the full cost of providing those services.

($'m)

96/97

97/98

98/99

99/00

00/01

01/02

02/03

03/04

04/05

05/06

06/07

Dividends payable*

91.2

105.8

144.4

175.2

135.5

137.2

164.8

174.1

155.2

217.5

208.1

Community Service Obligation revenue*

72.0

74.4

77.1

85.3

86.1

90.4

91.7

101.6

103.4

152.2

156.2

Net contribution*

19.2

31.4

67.3

89.9

49.4

46.8

73.1

72.5

51.8

65.3

51.9

($'m)

07/08

08/09

09/10

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

14/15

15/16

16/17

17/18

Dividends payable*

186.1

161.3

169.0

169.0

218.0

235.8

196.2

184.0

204.9

121.8

139.4

Special Dividend^

         

71.2

 

Community Service Obligation revenue*

164.6

183.1

198.5

180.8

153.3

106.8

125.8

128.0

129.4

136.1

144.8

Net contribution*

21.5

-21.8

-29.5

-11.8

64.7

129.0

70.4

56.0

75.5

56.9

-5.4

*Note: All figures in the above tables are as accrued by SA Water. These numbers may differ from the actual cash payments made to or received from government.

^ As part of the 2017/18 state budget, the South Australian government determined that SA Water adjust its borrowings each year prior to 30 June, to maintain a debt/asset ratio of 45 per cent. This decision was transacted as a specified dividend.  For the year ended 30 June 2017, this resulted in an increase in dividend payment of $71.208m.

Expenditure by our Chief Executive

Credit card expenditure

This document has the details of our Chief Executive's credit card expenditure.  We update this regularly as information becomes available.

Overseas travel details

MonthDestinationReason for travelTotal Cost
Sept 2019New ZealandKeynote speaker at Water New Zealand Conference$1,781.90

If you wish to obtain a copy of our Chief Executive's overseas travel records (itineraries, travel costs and sundries) please contact our Freedom of Information Officer at freedomofinformation@sawater.com.au

Chief Executive mobile phone expenditure

Month Total Cost
June 2020$142.17
May 2020$190.46
April 2020$229.48
March 2020$291.53
February 2020$120.64
January 2020$152.21
December 2019$121.72
November 2019*$188.12
October 2019*$101.26
September 2019*$372.30
August 2019*$60.09
July 2019$78.04
June 2019$10.00

*Acting Chief Executive

Overseas travel of our people

Here you’ll find details of all our staff’s overseas travel records. We update this regularly as information becomes available.

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Grote St
  • Adelaide
  • 10/08/2020
  • Water Supply Interrupted
  • Last Updated: 10/08/2020 05:01 PM - We are on site in Adelaide and the nearby water supply may be unavailable until 10/08/2020 07:15 PM. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring supply as safely and quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07590214.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Halifax St
  • Adelaide
  • 10/08/2020
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 12/08/2020 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 12/08/2020 06:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Adelaide. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.


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