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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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NSW local councils increase rates

We have approved 4 councils' special variation applications to increase their income above the rate peg.

The councils were required to consult with the community, establish that the impact on ratepayers is affordable, and make productivity and cost savings.

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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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Stakeholder survey results

We've published the full results of our stakeholder survey, and committed to some immediate actions in response to the feedback.

Thanks very much to all those who participated in the survey.

Central Coast
Central Coast water prices

Thank you for your feedback on prices. Our Final Report and Determination will be released in May 2022.

Review of the rate peg

IPART welcomes the Minister for Local Government’s announcement requesting a review of the rate peg methodology.

We are pleased to also be assisting the Minister by assessing additional special variation applications to support those councils that had budgeted for a larger rate increase.

Media Release

The Media Release provides information about our decisions on councils’ 2022-23 special variation and minimum rate ap

Media Release

This provides an overview of our draft decisions for our Annual Review of maximum prices that WaterNSW can charge for providing rural bul

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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

Other Industries
Review of interoperability pricing for Electronic Lodgment Network Operators
12 days left for submissions
Kooragang Water Pty Ltd – application for network operator’s and retail supplier’s licences
24 days left for submissions
WaterNSW Annual Review of rural bulk water charges for 2022-23
Local Government
Additional Special Variation (ASV) for 2022-23
3 days left for submissions

Climate Change Prioritised

IPART has adopted a statement and framework on climate change