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Date Type & Industry Description Documents
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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%.
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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 not approved the application from Upper Hunter Shire Council to increase rates above the rate peg over the next three years.
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15 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - Hawkesbury City Council special rate variation application approved - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Hawkesbury City Council’s application to increase general income by more than the rate peg of 2.3% from 1 July 2018.
The council has received approval to permanently increase it...
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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 Bellingen Shire Council’s application to permanently increase rates by a cumulative 19.1% over the next three years, 11.6% more than the assumed rate peg increase over this period.<...
PDF 71.11KB
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 Ballina Shire Council to increase general income above the 2.3% rate peg from 1 July 2018.

Ballina Shire Council has received approval to permanently incre...
PDF 71.11KB
14 May 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - IPART recommends lower costs for Leppington developments - 14 May 2018
This Media Release outlines the details of our assessment of Camden Council’s Camden Growth Areas Contributions Plan. The assessment recommends proposed costs of local infrastructure in Leppington North and Leppington be reduced by over $55 million...
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8 May 2018
Energy
Media Release
Media Release - Solar feed-in tariffs 2018/19 - May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is proposing a benchmark all-day solar feed-in tariff of 7.5 cents per kilowatt hour for 2018-19.
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