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Date Type & Industry Description Documents
23 Feb 2017
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Special rate variation applications received from councils - 23 February 2017
Eight councils across NSW have officially applied to IPART to increase their general revenue above the rate peg in 2017-18. Each application will be carefully assessed against the criteria established by the Office of Local Government with councils ...
PDF 53.5KB
11 Jan 2017
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Central Coast Council water and sewerage price review deferred - 11 January 2017
Media release regarding the timing of the price review.
PDF 112.07KB
20 Dec 2016
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Potential savings in Rockdale Contributions Plan 2016 - 20 December 2016
This Media Release outlines the details of our assessment of Bayside Council’s Section 94 Contributions Plan 2016 which applies to the Rockdale Urban Renewal Area. The assessment recommends significant savings in the order of 26% to the plan.
PDF 33.37KB
20 Dec 2016
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Local councils notify special variation or minimum rate variation intentions - 20 December 2016
This Media Release list the councils that have notified IPART of their intention to apply for either a special variation to increase their general income above the rate peg, or for a minimum rate increase, in 2017-18.
PDF 34.49KB
13 Dec 2016
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Hunter Water Corporation end of term operating licence - draft operating licence - 13 December 2016
This media release provides an overview of the end of term review of the Hunter Water operating licence. IPART invites feedback from stakeholders on our draft recommendations and the draft licence.
PDF 115.2KB
29 Nov 2016
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release -2017-18 rate peg for NSW local councils - 29 November 2016
IPART has set the rate peg for 2017-18 at 1.5%. The rate peg determines the maximum allowable percentage increase in general income for most local councils in NSW.
PDF 60.85KB
14 Nov 2016
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Broken Hill Water and sewerage services price review deferred - 14 November 2016
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has agreed to Essential Energy’s request to defer the scheduled price review of its water and sewerage business in Broken Hill for 12 months. Instead of starting in July 2017, the review of Esse...
PDF 32.63KB
7 Nov 2016
Special Reviews
Media Release
Media Release - Social housing rental framework under review - 7 November 2016
IPART is calling for submissions on a review of how rents are set for social and affordable housing in NSW.
PDF 38.95KB
1 Nov 2016
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Draft Sydney and Hunter wholesale water prices released - 1 November 2016
This media release provides an overview of our Draft Report and invites feedback from stakeholders on our draft decisions and prices.
PDF 33.45KB
25 Oct 2016
Special Reviews
Media Release
Media Release - Draft Recommendations on Wholesale Ethanol prices - 25 October 2016
IPART has released a draft report on its review of a maximum price for wholesale ethanol for use in automotive fuel blends.
PDF 35.09KB
13 Oct 2016
Energy
Media Release
Media Release - Options for NSW solar customers - 13 October 2016
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is preparing advice on the retail offers and technology available for solar energy customers.
PDF 32.79KB
11 Oct 2016
Transport
Media Release
Media Release - Draft Recommendations on private ferry fares in 2017
This Media Release details IPART’s draft findings and recommendations on maximum fares for private ferry services in NSW in 2017.
PDF 52.57KB
11 Oct 2016
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Potential savings in Draft West Dapto Contributions Plan - 11 October 2016
This Media Release outlines the details of our assessment of Wollongong City Council’s Draft West Dapto Contributions Plan which applies to the West Dapto Urban Release Area. The assessment recommends significant savings in the order of 24% to the p...
PDF 34.96KB
7 Oct 2016
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Community views sought on Local Government rates - 7 October 2016
IPART will be in Dubbo on Monday, 10 October to seek feedback on proposed changes to the way local rates are levied.
PDF 32.94KB
29 Sep 2016
Energy
Media Release
Media Release - Supplementary draft report on electricity transmission reliability standards - Sept 2016
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has recommended reliability standards for TransGrid to better balance the cost of network improvements with the impact on customer prices
PDF 35.32KB

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