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Date Type & Industry Description Documents
7 Aug 2018
Special Reviews
Media Release
Media Release - Feedback sought on IPARTs financeability test - Draft Report - 7 August 2018
We have released a Draft Report for our review of the financeability test we use to assess the impact of our pricing decisions on the short-term financeability of regulated businesses.
PDF 278.22KB
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 46.31KB
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
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 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 - Balranald Shire Council special rate variation application approved - 15 May 2018
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Balranald Shire Council’s application to almost double the income generated by rates over the next seven years.

The council has received approval to permanently increase it...
PDF 56.56KB
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...
PDF 55.69KB
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 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 - 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 - 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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