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Higher energy prices hit consumers

We have released our draft report on the performance and competitiveness of the NSW retail energy market in the 2021-22 financial year.

The report found that the energy market is undergoing a period of volatility with higher retail energy prices.

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NSW council rates to rise

We have set the 2023-24 base rate peg for NSW councils at 3.7%.

There is also an allowance for the level of population growth, meaning some councils will have rate pegs of up to 6.8%.

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Review of rate peg methodology

IPART is reviewing the methodology we use to set the local government rate peg.

We have published an Issues Paper which sets out some of the important factors that affect how we set the rate peg, and some of the questions we have for stakeholders.

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IPART 2022 Conference

We are excited to announce our 2022 conference, which will be held on 17 November in Sydney and marks 30 years since IPART was first established. 

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Econveyancing transactions

We are seeking feedback on our issues paper on a pricing regulatory framework for interoperable electronic conveyancing transactions between Electronic Lodgment Network Operators (ELNOs).

This would include provisions on the fees they may charge other ELNOs for participating in an interoperable transaction. 

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Levelling the playing field between businesses

We are calling for public submissions on our review of competitive neutrality policies and processes in NSW.

Competitive neutrality applies to state and local government owned businesses and aims to ensure that they do not have a competitive advantage over other businesses simply because they are government owned.

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Higher solar feed-in tariffs

We have forecast higher solar feed-in tariffs for NSW customers in 2022-23.

Customers can expect to receive 6.2 to 10.4 c/kWh from their electricity retailer for the solar exports they feed into the grid.

Media Release

IPART has released its draft report on the performance and competitiveness of the retail energy market in

Media Release

IPART has announced the rate peg for 2023-2024, and released an Issues Paper for it’s review of the rate peg methodolog

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Have your say

Your feedback is important to our consultation process. Make a submission or attend a public hearing to have your say. 

Recent reviews

Local Government
Review of the rate peg methodology
Consultation
29 days left for submissions
Water
Sydney Water Operating Licence extension
In progress
Energy
Monitoring the retail energy markets 2021-22
Consultation
25 days left for submissions
Water
2022 Audit of Water NSW Operating Licence
Review Completed

Climate Change Prioritised

IPART has adopted a statement and framework on climate change