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At its Ordinary Council meeting in November 2022, Port Stephens Council endorsed an application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal for a Special Rate Variation of 9.5% each year, for three years, with a cumulative impact of 31.29%

The community will be able to view our application and engage with IPART in their community consultation period expected to occur during February 2023, with a determination announced May 2023.

If successful the rate increase will commence 1 July 2023 and will be a permanent increase that will be retained within the rate base. For more details see IPART website here.

Council undertook an extensive engagement program before coming to this decision to apply. View the engagement outcomes in the Community Engagement Reports below: