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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 - 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 - 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
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...
PDF 40.39KB
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.
PDF 60.14KB
1 May 2018
Special Reviews
Media Release
Media Release - Feedback sought on IPART’s financeability test - 1 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) seeks feedback on the financeability test we use to assess how our pricing decisions affect the financial sustainability of the businesses we regulate.
PDF 37.94KB
24 Apr 2018
Special Reviews
Media Release
Media Release - NSW Container Depost Scheme - Progress Report - 24 April 2018
IPART has released a progress report on the impacts of the NSW container deposit scheme on beverage prices and competition over the first three months of the scheme (ie, December 2017 to February 2018).
PDF 184.65KB
24 Apr 2018
Water
Media Release
Media Release - Rural water cost shares under review - 24 April 2018
This media release provides an overview of our Issues Paper for our Review of Rural Cost Shares.
PDF 137.17KB
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

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