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Andrew Nicholls PSM, CEO
IPART welcomes a new CEO

Andrew Nicholls PSM has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of IPART. He commenced at IPART on 30 January 2023.

Andrew is a highly experienced public sector executive leader with substantial expertise in regulation, public policy, legislative and operational reform, organisational strategy and customer service.

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Regulating NSW water businesses

We regulate the price and performance of several NSW water businesses. We recently reviewed how we do this and developed a new framework. It focuses on customers, costs and credibility – which we refer to as the ‘3Cs’.

We are now consulting with stakeholders on a draft handbook that explains key elements of the 3Cs framework. Submissions are due by 17 February 2023. 

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Encouraging fair competition with Government businesses

We have released a draft report on NSW’s competitive neutrality policy.

Competitive neutrality policy prevents government businesses from using the advantages of government ownership (such as, cheaper finance, not paying taxes or not needing to make a profit) to push competing businesses out of the market.

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Review of Sydney Desalination Plant prices

IPART is reviewing the maximum prices that Sydney Desalination Plant Pty Ltd (SDP) can charge Sydney Water for its water supply and security services in the Greater Sydney region from 1 July 2023.

We are seeking feedback from water users and other interested stakeholders in the Greater Sydney region by 31 January 2023.

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NSW Biodiversity credits market

The Minister for Customer Service has directed IPART to monitor the NSW biodiversity credits market for the next three years.

The biodiversity credits market is used to offset the unavoidable impacts of development or clearing on biodiversity through the trading of like for like credits.

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Higher energy prices hit consumers

We have released our 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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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.

Media Release

IPART has released a draft report on NSW’s competitive neutrality policy.

Media Release

This informs stakeholders of the release of the Issues Paper, invites submissions and announces our plan to hold a Publ

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