O'Farrell to outsource Sydney Water maintenance

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Household water prices are set to increase following an admission from Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce that part of Sydney Water would be outsourced.

In question time today in the NSW Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Water Luke Foley asked Mr Pearce:

"Will you rule out outsourcing Sydney Water's Maintenance business?"

The Minister responded:

"I tell you what - if there's anything that we have a mandate for, it's your definition of outsourcing."

Mr Foley said the move will push up prices.

Household water prices are set to increase following an admission from Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce that part of Sydney Water would be outsourced.

In question time today in the NSW Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Water Luke Foley asked Mr Pearce:

"Will you rule out outsourcing Sydney Water's Maintenance business?"

The Minister responded:

"I tell you what - if there's anything that we have a mandate for, it's your definition of outsourcing."

Mr Foley said the move will push up prices.