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Review of rate peg methodology

The ‘rate peg’ for NSW council rates is under review.

IPART welcomes the terms of reference from the Premier and Minister for Local Government to investigate and address concerns identified with the local government rate peg.

IPART Conference 2022
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.

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Broken Hill water prices

We are seeking feedback on our draft decisions on the prices Essential Water can charge for water and wastewater services in Broken Hill and the surrounding areas of Menindee, Sunset Strip and Silverton.

Under IPART’s draft decisions, prices for water and wastewater services would remain stable for most customers, before inflation.

Media Release

IPART is announcing the commencement of the review of the rate peg methodology.

Media Release

Results from IPART’s annual point to point transport survey show that use of taxis and rideshare in Sydney has started to bounce back fro

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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
In progress
Sydney Water Operating Licence extension
Monitoring the retail energy markets 2021-22
In progress
2022 Audit of Water NSW Operating Licence

Climate Change Prioritised

IPART has adopted a statement and framework on climate change