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NSW councils increase rates

We have approved applications by 86 NSW councils to increase their rates above the level of the annual rate peg.

The modest increases are between 1.6% and 2.5% and were approved following an additional special variation process.

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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.

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Murray River to Broken Hill pipeline

We  have announced our draft decision on the price that WaterNSW can charge customers for water transportation services provided by the Murray River to Broken Hill pipeline.

Our draft prices aim to minimise customer bill impacts while still providing WaterNSW with enough funding to maintain good quality pipeline services.

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Econveyancing transactions

We are investigating a pricing regulatory framework for interoperable electronic conveyancing transactions between Electronic Lodgment Network Operators (ELNOs).

This review is important because econveyancing is used to settle many sales of property and land in Australia.

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How we regulate the water businesses

We are reviewing how we regulate several NSW ‘monopoly’ water businesses.

Our draft report will help enable these water businesses to deliver better value for money to their customers and address key challenges like climate change and a growing population.

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Public Water Utility Audits 2022

Media Release

Public Water Utility Audits 2022

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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

2022 Audit of Water NSW Operating Licence
20 days left for submissions
2022 Audit of Sydney Water's Operating Licence
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2022 Audit of Hunter Water's Operating Licence
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Altogether Cooranbong Pty Ltd – application to vary network operator’s licence 2022
30 days left for submissions

Climate Change Prioritised

IPART has adopted a statement and framework on climate change