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Rate peg set for 2024-25

The Tribunal has set the rate peg for 2024-25 using a new methodology which includes forward-looking indicators to measure changes in councils’ base costs.

The new methodology has produced rate pegs that more accurately reflect the increase in costs for each council.

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IPART welcomes new Tribunal member

IPART welcomes the appointment of former Australian Productivity Commissioner Jonathan Coppel for a five-year term.

Mr Coppel brings extensive experience in national and international economic institutions to his appointment, as IPART continues to help the people of NSW get safe and reliable services at a fair price.

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Rate Peg Methodology Final Report

The Final Report on the rate peg methodology has been published, announcing significant changes set to apply from the 2024-25 financial year.  

We have also recommended the NSW Government commission an independent review of the financial model for councils in NSW.  

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Early Childhood Education and Care review

We've released our Interim Report setting out our draft recommendations to improve accessibility, affordability and choice within NSW.

Families, carers, educators, and providers, we welcome your feedback!

We will consider all feedback and will make final recommendations to the NSW Government in December this year.

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The future of embedded networks in NSW

We held a stakeholder workshop in September on pricing methodologies for energy services supplied to embedded network customers.

You can read the Fact Sheet providing a summary of stakeholders’ views below.

Keep an eye out for our Draft Report to be released this month.

Media Release

IPART has released its Final Report on the contributions that Camden Council can levy on developers in the Lowes Creek Maryland Precinct.

Media Release

The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has set council rate pegs, before adjusting for population growth, for the 20

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Recent reviews

Local Government
Review of Penrith City Council's Glenmore Park Stage 3 Contributions Plan
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Local Government
Review of Penrith City Council's Orchard Hills North Contributions Plan
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Maximum Opal fares until July 2028
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Other Industries
Early childhood education and care – Independent Market Monitoring Review
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Climate Change Prioritised

IPART has adopted a statement and framework on climate change