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Date Type & Industry Description Documents
25 Jun 2018
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Draft decisions on water, wastewater and stormwater service connection charges - 25 June 2018
This media release highlights our key draft decisions on the review.
PDF 137.31KB
25 Jun 2018
Water
Media Release
Media release
This Media Release accompanies the Issues Paper of the review of the Sydney Water operating licence. IPART is calling for public submissions to the Issues Paper.
PDF 41.77KB
21 Jun 2018
Energy
Media Release
Media Release - IPART launches survey - June 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has launched a survey for electricity customers who have recently requested a digital meter installation or upgrade.
PDF 153.84KB
12 Jun 2018
Water
Media Release
Media release - Review of maximum prices for the Central Coast Council’s water, sewerage and related services - 12 June 2018
IPART has started its review of the prices that Central Coast Council can charge for water, sewerage and related services from 1 July 2019.
PDF 49.12KB
5 Jun 2018
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Final WaterNSW rural bulk water charges for 2018-19
This media release provides an overview of our Annual Review of the regulated charges that WaterNSW can charge for providing rural bulk water services in the MDB from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
PDF 133.08KB
29 May 2018
Energy
Media Release
Media release - market monitoring - May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on its approach to monitoring the performance and competitiveness of the NSW retail electricity and gas markets.
PDF 41.09KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Special rate variation requests approved for Ballina, Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Lismore and Kempsey - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved application from Kempsey Shire council to increase general income above the 2.3% rate peg from 1 July 2018.

Kempsey Shire Council will be able to extend its environmental l...
PDF 71.11KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Shoalhaven and Kiama special rate variation applications determined - 15 May 2018
IPART has approved in part Kiama Council’s application, as it did not sufficiently detail the proposed special variation in its Integrated Planning and Reporting documents.

Instead of a permanent cumulative increase of 19.1% over three years...
PDF 60.72KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Special rate variation requests approved for Ballina, Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Lismore and Kempsey - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Lismore City Council’s application to renew its special business rate levy for another 5 years. Taking into account this special variation replaces an existing levy, rates will rise...
PDF 71.11KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Willoughby Council special rate variation application not approved - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has not approved Willoughby Council’s application to increase its general income to fund the $1.5 million upgrade of the Northbridge Plaza car park.
The council applied to increase its overa...
PDF 52.76KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Special rate variation decisions for 13 NSW councils - 15 May 2018
IPART has released decisions on applications made by 13 councils to increase general income above the 2.3% rate peg from 1 July 2018. We have approved increases for Ballina, Balranald, Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Hawkesbury, Kempsey, Lismore, Randwic...
PDF 60.53KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Shoalhaven and Kiama special rate variation applications determined - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Shoalhaven City Council application to increase rates by a cumulative 29.1% over the next three years.

The additional revenue will enable Shoalhaven to improve its financia...
PDF 60.72KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Special rate variation requests approved for Ballina, Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Lismore and Kempsey - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Clarence Valley Council’s application to permanently increase rates by a cumulative 26.0% over the next three years, 18.5% more than the assumed rate peg increase over the period. T...
PDF 71.11KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Randwick City Council special rate variation application approved - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Randwick City Council’s application to increase general income by more than the rate peg of 2.3% from 1 July 2018.

The council applied for an increase of 7.6% in 2018-19 fo...
PDF 55.79KB
15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Upper Hunter and Muswellbrook special rate variation applications determined - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved in part Muswellbrook Shire Council’s application with a temporary one-year increase in general income of 14.7%.
PDF 60.11KB

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