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Don't miss this chance to have your say!

Your feedback and experiences matter regarding early childhood education and care services for children aged 0 to 12.

We want to hear from families of all backgrounds in NSW, along with advocacy groups, providers, and government/sector representatives.

WaterNSW's rural bulk water charges

We are seeking feedback before finalising our  annual review of WaterNSW’s regulated charges for bulk water services to apply from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

Our draft decision is to maintain the charges set under the 2021 Determination. This means that increases in charges will be limited to inflation of about 7% from 1 July 2023.

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Solar feed-in tariffs 2023-24

IPART has published our annual guide on solar feed-in tariffs.

We expect household solar exports to be worth 7.7 to 9.4 cents per kWh in 2023-24.

Sydney Desalination Plant water prices

We have released a draft report proposing to limit increases in desalinated water prices in Greater Sydney.

Under our draft decisions, prices for desalinated water would increase by 1.5% in 2023-24, making for an increase of around $2 per year in a typical Sydney Water customer’s bill.

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NSW councils seek rate increases

Six additional councils have applied for a special variation to increase their income from rates above the rate peg.

These councils were either given an extension or amended their original application. A total of 17 councils have now applied to IPART for special variations.

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Future of embedded networks

Have your say on our draft terms of reference to review the price protections for customers in embedded networks for energy and hot and chilled water supplies.

Embedded networks are private energy networks for services such as electricity, hot water and gas. Network customers have limited access to retail competition to put downward pressure on prices.

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Annual review of WaterNSW’s rural bulk water charges

Media Release

IPART has published its solar feed-in tariff guide for customers in 2023-24. Customers can expect to

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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

Public Water Utility Audit Guideline Review 2023
25 days left for submissions
Local Government
Review of The Hills Shire Council’s revised Contributions Plan no 15 - Box Hill (2023)
In progress
WaterNSW Annual Review of rural bulk water charges for 2023-24
Local Government
Review of the Targeted Stormwater and Soil Disposal costs in Blacktown City Council's Contributions Plans (CP20 and CP21)
In progress

Climate Change Prioritised

IPART has adopted a statement and framework on climate change