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IPART was asked by the NSW Premier to monitor and report on the impact of the NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) on beverage prices and competition between 1 November 2017 and 1 December 2018.

Our terms of reference asked us to:

  • monitor and report on the effect of the CDS on prices of container beverage prices and competition for container beverages, and any other market impacts on consumers
  • recommend any government actions required to address adverse effects or behaviours arising from the operation of the scheme, and
  • recommend whether price monitoring should continue beyond the initial one-year period.

IPART released a Progress report in April 2018 and a Draft Report in September 2018. Our final report was provided to Government on 14 December 2018.

If you have questions relating to collection points contact TOMRA Cleanaway on 1800 290 691. For other questions, contact the NSW Environment Protection Authority via email .

Key contact
Brett Everett
02 9290 8400