Metro Pricing

Prices for Central Coast Council from 1 July 2019

In progress
Start Date
Apr 2016
End Date
May 2019

IPART is undertaking a review of prices that the Central Coast Council can charge for its water, sewerage and stormwater drainage services.

We will set these prices, as well as the prices for: trade waste services; miscellaneous and ancillary services; and bulk water transfers between the Council and Hunter Water (and vice-versa).  We will also decide whether to set prices now for recycled water services, and services supplied to WICA licensees.

This review will set maximum prices for the Council’s services from 1 July 2019.


We last set prices for the former Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council from 1 July 2013.  These former Councils have merged to form the Central Coast Council.

This is the first time we will set prices for the Council as a merged entity, and we will consider whether prices should be aligned between the former Gosford and Wyong areas (and if so, how).  We will also review the impact of the merger on the efficient costs of delivering water, sewerage and related services. 


We will engage expert consultants to assist our review of the Council’s proposed capital and operating costs.  We will then set prices to allow the Council to recover only the efficient costs of supplying its services.  We will also make decisions on:

  • how many years to set prices for
  • what form of regulation and other incentives to apply
  • how much water is likely to be demanded by customers, and
  • how the Council’s prices are structured, including how its costs are shared between different types of customers.

In making our decisions, we will consider the impacts on the Council and its customers.

Key Contact
Anthony Rush
(02) 9113 7790
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