The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) sets the prices that can be charged for water management services delivered on behalf of the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation (WAMC). Fees and charges are adjusted each year for inflation.
The Department of Planning and Environment Water, the Natural Resources Access Regulator and WaterNSW are responsible for delivering water management services across NSW.
Three types of fees and charges are levied for WAMC services in NSW:
- Water management charges recover part of the cost of water management services
- Consent transaction fees recover part of the cost of processing your applications
- Metering and water take assessment charges recover part of the cost of determining and recording your water usage.
IPART has commenced its periodic review of WAMC water management prices.
The Department of Planning and Environment Water and the Natural Resources Access Regulator made a joint submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s review of pricing on 30 June 2020. The new fees and prices determined by IPART will apply from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025 (the 2021 regulatory period).
To find out more about the submission, visit the IPART website.
Your water licence bill
The bill for your water access licence is issued by WaterNSW. For further information about your water bill and how charges are applied visit WaterNSW