In 2012,13 IPART amended the existing special rate variations for 16 NSW councils for the effect of the carbon price. We changed the existing special variations of these councils to make them consistent with adjustments to the rate pegs for 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

These are not newly approved special variations, but minor adjustments to existing special variations approved in previous years.

We added an additional 0.4% to existing rate variations in 2012/13, and reduced existing special rate variations by 0.1% in 2013/14 and 0.3% in 2014/15.