Metro Pricing

Sydney Desalination Plant prices from 1 July 2017

Review completed
Start Date
Jul 2016
End Date
Jul 2017

The Sydney Desalination Plant (SDP) is part of greater Sydney’s water security plan.

IPART has published its Final Report and Final Determination on the prices SDP may charge from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022 (2017 determination period).

Our prices mean the annual cost of SDP would decrease for a typical Sydney Water customer.

In 2017-18, when the plant is expected to be shutdown, customers will pay $85.51, down from $96.78 in 2016-17. If the plant is called into operation in 2017-18, customers would pay $130.42, down from $134.75 in 2016-17.


Our review ensures prices reflect efficiencies in operating expenditure over the determination period. Our prices ensure customers pay no more than is necessary for the services they need.


New prices take effect from 1 July 2017.

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Anthony Rush
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