IPART Review of Registered Clubs Click here to download the IPART Review of the Registered Clubs Industry in NSW - Final Report
In April 2007, the NSW Premier publicly announced the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) review into the NSW Registered Clubs Industry. The review examined and made recommendations on the role and performance of the industry in three general areas;
Registered clubs' role in the community
The financial viability of the industry; and
Options for strengthening industry performance.
IPART released its Report of the Review of the NSW Registered Clubs Industry in June 2008. The report strongly supports the NSW Club Movement arguing that clubs make a positive social contribution to the State and should be supported.
The Report includes 69 recommendations on key issues such as enhancing club’s social contributions, improving clubs’ financial reporting and use of benchmarking, diversifying clubs’ operations, plans for amalgamations, corporate governance and professional development for directors, and establishing a Club Viability Panel to identify and help financially distressed clubs.
In December 2008 four sub-committees were formed comprising key club industry representatives to refine IPART’s recommendations and to develop an implementation plan in the key areas of the Report being the Club Viability Panel, Corporate Governance, Constitutional Reform and an Industry Management Plan. The sub-committees’ advice on how to implement the recommended reforms is continuing into early 2009.
The IPART Issues Paper (released May 2007) and the Draft Report (released February 2008) are available from the IPART website at www.ipart.nsw.gov.au by following the ‘Other Industries’ link.
ClubsNSW responses to both the IPART Issues Paper and Draft Report are available to download below.
ClubsNSW Response to IPART Issues Paper - Submitted on 27 July, 2007
Executive Summary and Recommendations (extracted from submission)