IPART has been asked by the Minister for Customer Service to evaluate the scope and effectiveness of the NSW competitive neutrality policies and processes.
Competitive neutrality policies aim to ensure that government businesses that compete with the private sector should not have a competitive advantage over other businesses solely due to their government ownership. They aim to ensure a level playing field between government business activities and their non-government competitors.
To ensure our review has an appropriate focus, we sought and considered public feedback on a draft Terms of Reference. The Minister has now finalised the Terms of Reference and our review has commenced.
As we progress our review, we will invite submissions from stakeholders on an Issues Paper and a Draft Report.
IPART will present a Final Report to the Treasurer and Minister for Customer Service by February 2023.