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Date Type & Industry Description Documents
17 Apr 2018
Water
Media Release
Media Release - WaterNSW bulk water prices for 2018-19 - 17 April 2018
This media release provides an overview of our draft decisions for our Annual Review of maximum prices that WaterNSW can charge for providing rural bulk water services from 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019.
PDF 40.86KB
20 Mar 2018
Energy
Media Release
Media Release - Solar feed-in tariffs 2018/19 - March 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal is consulting on its approach to setting benchmark solar feed-in tariffs to reflect changes in supply and demand as solar penetration has increased in NSW.
PDF 173.89KB
22 Feb 2018
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - SV applications received from councils - February 2018
Thirteen councils across NSW have applied to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase their general revenue above the rate peg in 2018-19.
PDF 59.51KB
20 Feb 2018
Special Reviews
Media Release
Media release - WACC method updated - 20 February 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has published its Final Report on the 2018 standard method that it will use to decide the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) across various reviews from 1 July 2018 onwards.
PDF 130.64KB
13 Feb 2018
Special Reviews
Media Release
Media Release - NSW Container Deposit Scheme - Issues Paper - 13 February 2018
IPART is seeking comment on the impact of the container deposit scheme on the NSW beverage market.
PDF 40.64KB
12 Feb 2018
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Review of Broken Hill Water and sewerage services price underway - 12 February 2018
IPART has issued this press release following its meeting with the Mayor of Broken Hill City Council.
PDF 39.94KB
12 Feb 2018
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Review of Broken Hill Water and sewerage services price underway - 12 February 2018
IPART has issued this press release following its meeting with the Mayor of Broken Hill City Council.
PDF 39.94KB
21 Dec 2017
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - 15 local councils notify special variation intentions - 21 December 2017
Fifteen councils notified IPART of their intention to apply for a special variation to increase their general income above the rate peg in 2018-19 by 15 December, 2017.

We have also received notification letters from Walgett Shire Council an...
PDF 53.01KB
12 Dec 2017
Transport
Media Release
Media Release - Draft recommendations to maintain taxi fare freeze for Sydney
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on draft recommendations to continue a freeze on taxi fares that has been in place across NSW since 2014.
PDF 186.88KB
12 Dec 2017
Transport
Media Release
Media Release - Draft recommendations to improve regional taxi services released
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on draft recommendations to improve taxi services in regional areas.
PDF 532.06KB
28 Nov 2017
Local Government
Media Release
Media Release - 2018-19 Rate Peg for NSW Local Councils - 28 November 2017
IPART has set the 2018-19 rate peg at
2.3%. The rate peg determines the maximum allowable percentage increase in general income for local councils in NSW.
PDF 59.94KB
31 Oct 2017
Transport
Media Release
Media Release - Review of wholesale and retail markets for fuel ethanol - 31 October 2017
Ethanol-blended petrol has become more widely available in NSW during 2017, with the number of nozzles dispensing E10, which contains 10% ethanol, now slightly higher than for regular petrol.
PDF 28.54KB
31 Oct 2017
Special Reviews
Media Release
Media release - Feedback sought on IPARTs WACC method - 31 October 2017
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on the standard method it uses to decide the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) across various reviews.
PDF 181.27KB
24 Oct 2017
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Review of developer charges and backlog sewerage charges - 24 October 2017
IPART is calling for public submissions on its review of developer charges and backlog sewerage charges for metropolitan water utilities.
PDF 111.25KB
17 Oct 2017
Energy
Media Release
Media Release - NSW retail electricity prices - October 2017
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has found that NSW consumers are paying around the same prices for electricity today as they did prior to retail price deregulation in 2014.
PDF 212.07KB

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