IPART has released its final report and decisions on the rate of return and remaining mine life from 1 July 2009. Under the NSW rail access undertaking, IPART is to review the rate of return and remaining mine life every five years.
Final Report for IPART's review of the regulatory framework for setting of rates and charges for Local Government services in NSW.
In its pricing determinations, IPART uses a real rate of return to determine the cost of capital allowance of its building blocks model. This cost of capital allowance forms a substantial part of the annual revenue requirement of utilities.