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Special Variations Applications 24-25

We have made our decisions on 9 council applications for special variations to increase their general income by more than the rate peg, and 2 council applications to increase minimum rates. 

IPART assesses special variation applications and minimum rate increase applications against criteria set out in guidelines issued by the Office of Local Government.

Reports explaining our decisions are now available on our website. 

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Final Report - Embedded Networks

We have published our final recommendations on how maximum prices should be set for energy services provided through embedded networks. Our recommendations would cap prices at the level that customers outside of embedded networks would pay if they shopped around. 

The NSW Government will consider our recommendations, including the timing for any new price protections that may apply. 

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Annual review of WaterNSW rural bulk water charges

Community feedback is sought on a draft decision to limit increases in WaterNSW’s regulated charges for bulk water services in regional and rural NSW to inflation of about 3.7% from 1 July 2024.

IPART will consider all stakeholder feedback before finalising its annual review of WaterNSW’s charges that will apply from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

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Mamre Road Stormwater Scheme Review

We're seeking stakeholder views on our Issues Paper to inform our assessment of the efficient costs of providing stormwater drainage services to the Mamre Road Precinct, and how these costs should be recovered from developers, taxpayers or other parties.

Interested stakeholders can make written submissions by 20 May 2024.

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Developer contributions for the Box Hill Precinct

IPART has released its Final Report on the contributions that the Hills Shire Council can levy on developers in the Box Hill Precinct.

Developer contributions fund services and amenities for the developing area, such as open space, stormwater, transport, infrastructure and land.


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Dams Safety NSW levy review

IPART has been asked to investigate the efficient costs of Dams Safety NSW (DSNSW) carrying out its functions under the Dams Safety Act 2015, and recommend a methodology for recovering these costs from declared dam owners.

DSNSW is an independent regulatory body that ensures declared dam owners manage the safety of their dams. This review will recommend a levy that ensures these owners pay for the services DSNSW provides in a clear, cost-effective and efficient way.

Media Release

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has released its decisions on 9 NSW council applications for special variations t

Media Release

IPART has released Draft Reports on the infrastructure contributions that Penrith City Council can levy in the Orchard Hills North and Gl

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

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Mamre Road Stormwater Scheme Review
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Climate Change Prioritised

IPART has adopted a statement and framework on climate change