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Changes to rate peg methodology proposed

We have released a draft report proposing changes to the way the councils rate peg is set.

The report also suggests the NSW Government consider commissioning an independent review of the financial model for councils in NSW.


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Improving early childhood education and care

We are reviewing the NSW early childhood education and care sector to suggest ways to improve affordability, accessibility, and consumer choice.

In April we released an Issues Paper and in August we'll publish our Interim Report. Throughout the review we’ll be engaging with the community and the sector to get feedback and input.

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.

Media Release

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has today released a draft report proposing changes to the rate peg methodology a

Media Release

Annual review of WaterNSW’s rural bulk water charges

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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
17 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
In progress
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