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Latest Updates

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Early childhood education and care review update

Our Interim Report will be published on 20 October 2023.

Registrations are now open to join our online public hearing on Monday 30 October 2023 from 10:30am to 1pm to give feedback on the Interim Report draft findings and draft recommendations.

You will also be able to provide feedback via our survey or make a submission in response by 17 November.

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Tribunal Member Deborah Cope to Retire

Chair Carmel Donnelly PSM announced earlier this year that Tribunal member Deborah Cope will retire in October.

"I would like to thank her for her service to NSW as a Tribunal member and pay tribute to her significant contribution," said Ms Donnelly.

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Independent Market Monitoring Review

We've published a paper setting out how we propose to undertake our market monitoring review of the childcare sector market.

We welcome your feedback specifically on the measures and performance indicators proposed in our methodology paper.

You can do this by making a submission by 3 October 2023.

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WaterNSW Operating Licence review

We have released an Issues Paper and are seeking feedback on potential changes to the WaterNSW Operating Licence.

Stakeholders, including WaterNSW customers who use their services are invited to make comment on the issues we have identified and anything else that matters to them.

Total feedback submissions

IPART is monitoring the NSW Biodiversity Credit Market

Healthy biodiversity is important for the quality of life of current and future generations. The credits market plays a key role within the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme. It aims to ensure that biodiversity losses due to development or land clearing are offset by equivalent biodiversity gains.

We have been asked to monitor the biodiversity credits market for 3 years from 2022-23. We will make findings and recommendations with the aim of:

  • maintaining and promoting competition
  • addressing the interests of existing and potential biodiversity market participants, and supporting fair trading
  • identifying opportunities to improve market efficiency and address market failure.

Each December, we will release an annual report on the market's performance in the previous financial year.

In July 2023, we published an Issues Paper, outlining our proposed review approach. Feedback on our Issues Paper closed on 4 August 2023. Thank you to everyone who made a submission or provided feedback. We also held an online public hearing on 12 September 2023.  

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Melanie Mitchell