Leaseholder charges for Perisher Range Resorts

Find out how much leaseholder charges are in the current financial year.

Why has there been an increase in leaseholder charges for Perisher Range resorts?

The NSW Government requested the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), which sets the price of gas, water and electricity in New South Wales, to conduct a review of the cost to the state of providing and managing municipal services and facilities within the Perisher Range resorts.

After a lengthy investigation, IPART has reported to the Government that the cost of running Perisher Range resorts will be about $160 million over the next 30 years. Furthermore, it recommended that this cost should be borne by those people who use the ski fields rather than continue to be subsidised by NSW taxpayers.

This would provide for operating and maintaining existing infrastructure within the Perisher Range resorts as well as new essential capital works for managing water supplies, sewerage, solid waste, roads and amenities.

In its determination, IPART found future funding for the Perisher Range resorts should be raised in 3 ways:

  • increasing the rates and charges for lessees within the Perisher Range resorts
  • a developer contribution to infrastructure for all new developments
  • applying a per-vehicle surcharge for entry to the NSW ski fields.

In 2005, the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) set municipal services charges, including annual increases for Consumer Price Index (CPI) and an additional 2.5%. While IPART reviews were forecast to occur on a 5-year cycle, this has not occurred. The rates set by IPART are not sufficient to cover operating and capital expenses for Perisher. In the absence of an IPART review, Government continues to apply the additional 2.5%.

Since 1 July 2006 leaseholder charges apply uniformly to Perisher, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow and Guthega and increase each year by CPI plus 2.5%.

Leaseholder charges for 2021–22 excluding GST

Leaseholder charge Units Price per unit
(nominal $)
MSU operating charge Per bed per annum $260.34
MSU capital charge Per bed per annum $342.46
Metered water charge Per kL $6.99
MSU Water charge fixed    
25mm Per connection per year $2,805.87
[$1,402.93 per 6 months]
32mm Per connection per year $4,598.34
[$2,299.17 per 6 months]
40mm Per connection per year $7,185.91
[$3,592.95 per 6 months]
50mm Per connection per year $11,227.51
[$5,613.76 per 6 months]
80mm Per connection per year $28,741.67
[$14,370.84 per 6 months]
Metered sewer charge Per kL $6.99
MSU Sewerage charge fixed    
25mm Per connection per year $3,128.34
[$1,564.17 per 6 months]
32mm Per connection per year $5,125.07
[$2,562.53 per 6 months]
40mm Per connection per year $8,009.05
[$4,004.52 per 6 months]
50mm Per connection per year $12,513.25
[$6,256.63 per 6 months]
80mm Per connection per year $32,034.23
[$16,017.11 per 6 months]

Invoicing schedule

1 July 2021 (includes CPI + 2.5%) 1 January 2022 (includes CPI + 2.5%)
  • MSU operating and capital charge (2021–22 rate) = 100%
  • MSU water and sewerage charge fixed (2021–22 rate), 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021, i.e. 6 months = 50%
  • Metered water and sewer charge, (1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, charged at 2020–21 rate)
  • MSU water and sewer charge fixed (2021–22 rate), 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2022, i.e. 6 months = 50%
  • Metered water and sewer charge, (1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021, charged at 2021–22 rate)

Environmental Research and Rehabilitation Contribution

The Lessee will pay an annual Environmental Research and Rehabilitation Contribution which is a contribution to the cost of environmental monitoring, research and rehabilitation of ski resorts in the Park.

The contribution is indexed annually to the CPI and is invoiced for payment by 1 July each year. The 2021–22 charge, excluding GST is $13.11 per bed.