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Early childhood education and care review update

Our Interim Report will be published on 20 October 2023.

Registrations are now open to join our online public hearing on Monday 30 October 2023 from 10:30am to 1pm to give feedback on the Interim Report draft findings and draft recommendations.

You will also be able to provide feedback via our survey or make a submission in response by 17 November.

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Tribunal Member Deborah Cope to Retire

Chair Carmel Donnelly PSM announced earlier this year that Tribunal member Deborah Cope will retire in October.

"I would like to thank her for her service to NSW as a Tribunal member and pay tribute to her significant contribution," said Ms Donnelly.

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Independent Market Monitoring Review

We've published a paper setting out how we propose to undertake our market monitoring review of the childcare sector market.

We welcome your feedback specifically on the measures and performance indicators proposed in our methodology paper.

You can do this by making a submission by 3 October 2023.

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WaterNSW Operating Licence review

We have released an Issues Paper and are seeking feedback on potential changes to the WaterNSW Operating Licence.

Stakeholders, including WaterNSW customers who use their services are invited to make comment on the issues we have identified and anything else that matters to them.


Altogether Cooranbong Pty Ltd (Altogether Cooranbong) has applied to vary its network operator's licence (15_033) and Altogether Group Pty Ltd (Altogether Group) has applied to vary its retail supplier’s licence (13_001R), under the Water Industry Competition Act 2006 (NSW) (WIC Act). 
The applications are for the North Cooranbong Scheme in the City of Lake Macquarie local government area. The scheme currently provides drinking water, recycled water and sewerage services to residential and commercial customers.
We are seeking feedback from stakeholders on these applications. The public consultation period is from 17 June 2022 to 25 July 2022 inclusive.
We assess each application against the criteria outlined in section 10(4) of the WIC Act to determine if the Minister should grant a licence.
We will consider feedback from stakeholders and we will make a recommendation to the Minister, whether or not to grant a network operator’s licence and a retail supplier’s licence, and its conditions.
Please see our fact sheet for more information on making submissions to WIC Act applications.