Regulated infrastructure

Projects

Title Industry Type Status
NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking implementation Communications Monitoring Ongoing
21 May 2015

On 13 December 2013 the ACCC accepted NBN Co's Special Access Undertaking (SAU). The SAU commenced on 13 December 2013 and will expire in 2040.

The SAU specifies price and non-price terms and conditions relating to access to NBN Co's fibre, fixed wireless and satellite networks and other related services. Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 provides a role for the ACCC in monitoring and enforcing NBN Co's complaince with the SAU.

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Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Ongoing
20 May 2015

On 23 May 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS). The ACCC has commenced consultation on the primary price terms, with the release of a consultation paper on 23 July 2014.

The ACCC is consulting separately on non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. On 25 March 2015, the ACCC released its draft decision on non-price terms and conditions, following a joint consultation process for a number of declared services, including the DTCS.

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FAD inquiries - Non-price terms & conditions & supplementary prices Communications Access determination Ongoing
8 May 2015

The ACCC has commenced consultation on non-price terms and conditions and supplementary pricing issues for a number of related declared services:

  • fixed line services and wholesale ADSL service
  • mobile terminating access service (MTAS)
  • domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS)

Given these inquiries will cover a number of related issues regarding non-price terms and conditions and supplementary pricing issues, the ACCC considers there are benefits in conducting a combined consultation process on these issues.

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Information disclosure by NBN Co Communications Policy development Ongoing
24 April 2015
The ACCC is consulting on what information NBN Co should disclose about the rollout of its network.

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Mobile terminating access service FAD inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Submissions due
5 June 2015
The ACCC commences a public inquiry into making a final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS).

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Port Kembla wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Submissions due
29 May 2015

A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014. The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.The Code allows for regulation to be reduced at ports where appropriate. The ACCC may exempt a port terminal service provider from certain provisions of the Code in relation to a specific port terminal facility.

On 7 May 2015 the ACCC released an issues paper in order to seek views on whether it is appropriate to determine one or both of:

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Newcastle wheat ports exemptions assessments - NAT and Qube Wheat export Access exemption Submissions due
29 May 2015

A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014. The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.

The Code allows for regulation to be reduced at ports where appropriate. The ACCC may exempt a port terminal service provider from certain provisions of the Code in relation to a specific port terminal facility.

On 7 May 2015 the ACCC issued draft determinations that:

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Superfast broadband access service declaration inquiry Communications Access declaration Submissions due
12 June 2015

On 11 September 2014, the ACCC commenced a declaration inquiry into whether a superfast broadband access service, such as the very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) service, should be regulated under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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