The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales (the Tribunal) regulates the charges that Hunter Water Corporation (Hunter Water) can levy for the water, sewerage and drainage services it supplies to residential and non-residential customers. Its role is to set the maximum prices Hunter Water can charge for these services, in accordance with section 11(1) of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Act, 1992.

The 1996 determination will expire on 30 June 2000. The Tribunal has undertaken an investigation and review, and has set a price path for the next three years, effective from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2003.