What is IPART ?
The NSW Government has appointed the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to make decisions on the maximum amount NSW councils can collect in general revenue through an annual 'rate peg'.
When council's wish to set higher charges through special rate variations above the annual rate peg, this is done by submitting an application to IPART for review and assessment.
You can read more about this on the IPART website IPART and Special Rate Variations
What is rate pegging?