A listing of our Tribunal external meetings is available by expanding the sections below. Where months are not included, there were no external meetings held.

2023
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December

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Office of the Minister for Local Government

4 Dec

Carmel Donnelly



IPART CEO

Minister for Local Government 



Minister's Chief of Staff



Deputy Secretary, OLG

Discussion on Terms of Reference for the review of the financial model for councils in NSW

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November

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Local Government NSW

6 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Conference session facilitator

Discussion of the planned approach for IPART’s Chair Local Government NSW Conference panel session.

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October

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

DFAT

Thailand Government

9 Oct

Deborah Cope

IPART CEO 

IPART Staff

DFAT Staff

DPE Staff

Monash University Staff

EEC Office Staff

Discussion on the Thai Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project to share IPART’s approach to regulating water in NSW.

Office of Local Government

20 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Deputy Secretary

Preliminary discussions on potential terms of reference for a review of the financial model for councils – as recommended by IPART

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September

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT)

5 Sep

Carmel Donnelly 

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART CEO 

IPART staff

Board

CEO

Senior Executives

Attend BCT Board Meeting to discuss the Monitoring biodiversity credits market review process and public hearing

DPE Water

6 Sep

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART CEO

IPART Staff

Deputy Secretary

Executive Director

Director of Economics

Early engagement on Water Administration Ministerial Corporation (WAMC) Pricing Proposal

Regulatory Advisory Panel

25 Sep

Carmel Donnelly

IPART Staff

Deputy Secretary, DPE Water

ED Regulatory Practice Services, NSW EPA

Chief Health Officer, NSW Health

Chief Regulatory Officer, NRAR

A/Director Urban Water Strategy and Policy, DPE Water

Manager, Water Unit, Health Protection NSW Health

Meeting with Regulators Advisory Panel

Cabinet Office

29 Sep

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Acting Secretary, The Cabinet Office

Introductory meeting with Acting Secretary to update on relevant aspects of IPART’s work program

Office of Local Government

29 Sep

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART CEO

Deputy Secretary

Preliminary discussions on potential terms of reference for a review of the financial model for councils – as recommended by IPART

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August

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Office of Local Government

15

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Deputy Secretary

Preliminary discussions on potential terms of reference for a review of the financial model for councils – as recommended by IPART

Office of the Minister for Local Government

28

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Minister for Local Government

Chief of Staff

Deputy Secretary, Office of Local Government

Policy Advisor

Meeting on Terms of Reference for Review into Financial sustainability of Councils

 

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June

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Office of the Minister for Local Government

6 Jun

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART CEO

Minister for Local Government 

Minister's staff

Briefing on Review into Financial sustainability of Councils

Office of the Minister for Transport

7 Jun

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART CEO

Policy Officer

Briefing on the NSW Rail Access Undertaking

Koorana Pre-School

13 Jun

Sandra Gamble

IPART staff

Pre-School CEO and staff

ECEC site visit to Koorana Pre School Roselands

Walanbaa Dhurrali Centre

19 Jun

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART staff

Centre Manager and staff  

Regional ECEC site visit to Walanbaa Dhurrali Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

WaterNSW

22 Jun

Carmel Donnelly

WaterNSW Non-Executive Director

Discuss agenda for Board/Tribunal meeting on 27 June

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

26 Jun

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

PIAC staff

General and introductory meeting between PIAC and IPART CEO

WaterNSW

27 Jun

Carme Donnelly 

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

WaterNSW staff

Tribunal attending WaterNSW Board Meeting 

 

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May

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Office of Local Government

4 May

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART CEO 

IPART staff

Deputy Secretary

OLG Staff

Brief newly appointed Deputy Secretary to provide an update on progress of IPART Rate Peg Methodology Review

NSW Premier’s Department

5 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

NSW Premier Policy Advisor

Introductory meeting with NSW Premier Policy Advisor

Energy Safety Victoria

9 May

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Naveena Rajaretnam

IPART staff

Energy Safety Victoria staff

Meeting between energy network safety regulators to discuss functions

Transport for NSW

10 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Acting Secretary

Transport for NSW staff

IPART reviews relevant to Transport

Office of the Minister for Local Government

18 May

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART CEO

Chief of Staff

Secretary OLG

Minister's Office staff

Briefing on Rate Peg Methodology Review and Special Variations

Australia Energy Regulator (AER)

24 May

Carmel Donnelly

Deputy Chair

Briefing by AER on Default Market Offer Prices for 2023

NSW Audit Office

25 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART staff

Auditor General

Deputy Auditor General

Update on IPART and Audit Office work program

NSW Treasury

25 May

Carmel Donnelly

Secretary

Brief Treasury Secretary on Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) and other IPART work

Country Mayors Association of NSW

26 May

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART staff

Various Country Mayors

IPART presentation on review of the rate peg methodology

Office of the Minister for Local Government

31 May 

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART CEO

Policy Advisor

Chief of Staff

Brief Minister's office on rate peg and special variation processes

 

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April

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Department of Customer Service (DCS)

26 Apr

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government

DCS Minister Advisor

Introductory meeting with DCS Minister and Advisor 

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March

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Department of Planning & Environment

6 Mar

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Deputy Secretary, Office of Energy and Climate Change

General catchup meeting to discuss emerging issues  

Productivity Commission

7 Mar

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

IPART staff

Commissioner

Part-time Commissioner 

Associate Commissioner

Secretary

 

Meet Productivity Commissioners conducting Early Childhood Education and Care Review

Treasury

7 Mar

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Secretary 

Chief of Staff

Quarterly catchup meeting

Water Industry representatives

14 Mar

IPART staff

Water Industry representatives

Water Industry Roundtable - Measuring, Managing, Mitigating

Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

15 Mar

Deborah Cope

IPART CEO

IPART staff

Board Member

Stakeholder briefing

Hunter Water

20 Mar

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART CEO

IPART staff

Hunter Water Board

Hunter Water board meeting

Department of Planning and Environment (DPE)

28 March

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope



Sandra Gamble



IPART staff

DPE Director



DPE Policy Manager



DPE Biodiversity Offsets Scheme staff

Background briefing for IPART on the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme

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February

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

DCS Aboriginal Outcomes Unit

9 Feb

Carmel Donnelly



IPART staff

Aboriginal Outcomes Unit Director and staff

Discuss actions to improve IPART’s engagement with Aboriginal communities and customer stakeholders

Sydney Water

22 Feb

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART CEO

Board Members

Sydney Water Board Meeting

2022
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December
Stakeholder Meeting date IPART attendees Stakeholder attendees Meeting purpose

Productivity Commission

5 Dec

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

Productivity Commissioner



Executive Director, Economic Strategy 



Treasury staff

Meeting on IPART’s Competitive Neutrality review, and general catch up

Endeavour Energy

19 Dec

Sandra Gamble

IPART staff

CEO



Chief Asset and Operating Officer



General Manager, Business Services



Head of Network Regulation

Discussion of recent audit results

Sydney Desalination Plant (SDP)

20 Dec

Carmel Donnelly

IPART Staff

Chair

CEO

Discuss review process including opportunities for SDP to make submissions in response to IPART’s Issues Paper, at the Public Hearing and in response to IPART’s Draft Report.

NSW Treasury 21 Dec

Carmel Donnelly

IPART staff

Secretary Quarterly catchup meeting

 

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November
Stakeholder Meeting date IPART attendees Stakeholder attendees Meeting purpose

Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

3 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Board Member

Household surveys and energy bill data

Sydney Desalination Plant (SDP)

14 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Chair

Pre-release briefing on the Final Report for the Water Regulatory Review

Hunter Water Corporation

14 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Chair

Pre-release briefing on the Final Report for the Water Regulatory Review

Sydney Water Corporation

14 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Chair

Pre-release briefing on the Final Report for the Water Regulatory Review

NSW Department of Planning and Environment – Water

14 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Acting CEO

Pre-release briefing on the Final Report for the Water Regulatory Review

WaterNSW

14 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Chair

Pre-release briefing on the Final Report for the Water Regulatory Review

Energy & Water Public Interest Advocacy Centre

14 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Program Director Energy & Water PIAC

Pre-release briefing on the Final Report for the Water Regulatory Review

NSW Treasury

15 Nov

Carmel Donnelly

Secretary    

Pre-release briefing on the Final Report for the Water Regulatory Review

 

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October
Stakeholder Meeting date IPART attendees Stakeholder attendees Meeting purpose

Northern Beaches Council

7 Oct

Deborah Cope

IPART Staff

Acting Director Planning and Policy

Acting Executive Manager Strategic and Place Planning

Principal Development Infrastructure Officer

Meeting with representatives of Northern Beaches Council to conduct a site visit of the area covered by the Frenchs Forrest Town Centre Contributions Plan currently under assessment by IPART.

NSW Treasury

17 Oct

Carmel Donnelly

Secretary    

Pre-release update on IPART’s Draft Report on the Review of the Rail Access Undertaking

Transport for NSW

17 Oct

Carmel Donnelly

Secretary

Deputy Secretary

Pre-release update on IPART’s Draft Report on the Review of the Rail Access Under

Transport Asset Holding Entity

17 Oct

Carmel Donnelly

Chair 

CEO

Pre-release update on IPART’s Draft Report on the Review of the Rail Access Undertaking

Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON)

31 Oct

Carmel Donnelly 

IPART CEO

Ombudsman

Deputy Ombudsman

Discuss variety of issues related to EWON’s work

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September
Stakeholder Meeting date IPART attendees Stakeholder attendees Meeting purpose

Broken Hill Council

5 Sep

Carmel Donnelly



Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART staff

Mayor

Councillors

CFO

Executive Manager Growth & Investment

Manager, Planning & Community Safety

Executive Officer

Discuss stakeholder consultation for Essential Water price review and WaterNSW Broken Hill Pipeline price review. Specifically, to hear their views and feedback on our draft reports for these reviews and explain how the public hearing would be run for these reviews.

Foundation Broken Hill

5 Sep

Sandra Gamble

IPART staff

CEO

Discuss stakeholder consultation for Essential Water price review and WaterNSW Broken Hill Pipeline price review. Specifically, to hear their views and feedback on our draft reports for these reviews and explain how the public hearing would be run for these reviews.

CBH Resources

5 Sep

Sandra Gamble

IPART staff

General Manager

Essential Energy (site visit)

5 Sep

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Business Change Manager

Network Regulation Manager

Discuss stakeholder consultation for Essential Water price review and WaterNSW Broken Hill Pipeline price review. Specifically, to hear their views and feedback on our draft reports for these reviews and explain how the public hearing would be run for these reviews.

Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC)

15 Sep

Deborah Cope

IPART staff

Registrar- General (Acting and Immediate Past Chair Chair) – South Australia

Registrar-General (Deputy Chair), NSW

Registrar -General, ACT

Acting Registrar-General, NT

Chief Executive, Titles, Queensland

Recorder of Titles, Tasmania

Deputy Registrar of Titles, Victoria

Update ARNECC on our e-conveyancing review

Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

26 Sep

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Board Member

The launch of AER’s consumer vulnerability strategy and general catch up

NSW Treasury

27 Sep

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Secretary

Quarterly catchup meeting

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August

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

NSW Department of Planning and Environment – Water

8 Aug

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

CEO

Follow up on Draft IPART Water Pricing Regulatory Framework

Sydney Desalination Plant (SDP)

15 Aug

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART CEO

Chair

Independent Board Member

CEO

General Manager Regulation

Follow up on Draft IPART Water Pricing Regulatory Framework

NSW Treasury

17 Aug

Carmel Donnelly

Secretary

Quarterly catchup meeting

Public Transport Council Singapore

17 Aug

Carmel Donnelly

IPART staff

Staff members

A virtual dialogue session with IPART to share best practices and exchange insights in maintaining a sustainable and affordable public transport system in Singapore and Sydney.

Energy & Water Public Interest Advocacy Centre

22 Aug

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Program Director – Energy & Water PIAC

Water Pricing Regulatory Framework Review

Auditor General NSW

23 Aug

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Representatives from the Audit Office Executive

Connect on current roles and future audit/review plans

Local Government NSW

25 Aug

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

CEO

Chief Economist

Introductory meeting with IPART Chair and LGNSW

Transport Asset Holding Entity

25 Aug (board meeting)

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Chair

Chair of Audit & Risk Committee

CEO

Attendance at the TAHE Board and Management Meeting

Armidale Regional Council

26 Aug

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Mayor

General Manager

Chief Officer Corporate & Community

Discuss issues relating to Armidale Regional Council and discuss IPART’s special variations process

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July

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Liverpool City Council

7 Jul

Deborah Cope

IPART CEO

Director City Economy & Growth

Executive Assistant

Discuss next steps for contribution plans

Hunter Water Corporation

14 Jul

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART CEO

Chair

Managing Director

Hunter Water’s Board Members

Discuss and get preliminary feedback on IPART’s pricing regulatory framework review

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June

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Renewable Energy Sector Board

20 Jun

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART Staff

Representatives from:

  • Public Interest Advocacy Centre

  • Australian Workers’ Union

  • Office of Energy and Climate Change – NSW Treasury (OECC)

External advisers to OECC

Discuss the Board's Plan for the renewable energy sector, including local content requirements for projects delivered under the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap

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May

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Sydney Desalination Plant (SDP)

3 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Chair

CEO

Pre-briefing on the Water Regulatory Framework

Hunter Water Corporation

3 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Chair

Managing Director

Pre-briefing on the Water Regulatory Framework

WaterNSW

3 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Chair

CEO

Pre-briefing on the Water Regulatory Framework

Energy & Water Public Interest Advocacy Centre

5 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Program Director – Energy & Water - PIAC

Pre-briefing on the Water Regulatory Framework

Transport Asset Holding Entity

5 May

Carmel Donnelly

CEO

Discussed general activities/priorities for both organisations.

NSW Treasury

9 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Secretary

Briefing on the Water Regulatory Framework, ESS 2.0 implementation and upcoming IPART reviews of interest to Treasury

NSW Department of Planning and Environment – Water

11 May

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

CEO

Pre-briefing on the Water Regulatory Framework

WaterNSW

25 May

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART CEO

WaterNSW Board Members

Attendance at WaterNSW Board Meeting – primarily to discuss draft new water pricing regulatory framework.

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April

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Blacktown City Council

4 Apr

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

IPART staff

CEO

Director Corporate Services

Manager Development Contributions

Site Tour Blacktown City’s Northwest Growth Area precincts

Sydney Water Corporation

5 Apr

Carmel Donnelly

Chair

Opportunity for face-to-face meeting and to broadly discuss regulatory challenges and reform

Australian Energy Market Commission

13 Apr

Carmel Donnelly

Chair

Introductory meeting with the Chair of AEMC

Sydney Water Corporation

27 April

Carmel Donnelly

Deborah Cope

Sandra Gamble

IPART CEO

Sydney Water Corporation Board

Attendance at Sydney Water Corporation Board Meeting

Periodic meeting with Board to discuss recent operating licence audit and provide confidential pre-release briefing on draft water pricing regulatory framework

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February

Stakeholder

Meeting date

IPART attendees

Stakeholder attendees

Meeting purpose

Minister Tuckerman Minister for Local Government

24 Feb

Carmel Donnelly

IPART CEO

Hon Wendy Tuckerman, Minister for Local Government

Deputy Secretary Crown Lands & Local Government

Executive Director, Local Government

Meeting with Minister Tuckerman - Review of rate peg methodology.