Sydney Desalination Plant pricing review

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) seeks your feedback on the Sydney Desalination Plant (SDP) pricing proposal.
pouring a glass of drinking water
pouring a glass of drinking water

What’s this about?

IPART is reviewing the prices that SDP can charge from 1 July 2023. Sydney Water passes on these prices to its customers.

The SDP is the only major non-rainfall source of drinking water in Greater Sydney. It can supply up to 15% of the region’s water. 

The new Greater Sydney Water Strategy has identified the SDP should have a larger role in the regions water security. It recommends that it operate as an ongoing source of water, not only as a drought response.

IPART will review the SDP’s pricing proposal to see if it is consistent with its new role of helping improve the region’s water resilience and security. It will also assess whether the proposal is good value for money for customers and the community.

IPART’s Issues Paper sets out its proposed approach to determining the prices. The paper also asks a range of questions to the community parties.

Have your say

Have your say by 31 January 2023.

You can provide feedback using the details below.


Online consultation

30 November 2022 to 31 January 2023

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Consultation period

From:30 November 2022
To:31 January 2023

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More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 02 9113 7770
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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