Regulated infrastructure


Title Industry Type Status
Review of the water charge rules: advice development Water Policy advice Ongoing

On 17 December 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment wrote to the ACCC requesting advice on possible amendments to the:

  • Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010
  • Water Charge (Planning and Management Information) Rules 2010, and
  • Water Charge (Termination Fees) Rules 2009.

The request for advice is in response to a recommendation of the recently completed Independent Review of the Water Act 2007, which was tabled in Parliament in December 2014.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2015 Postal services Price notification Finalised
27 November 2015
Australia Post has provided the ACCC with a draft price notification regarding proposed price increases for letter services. Australia Post is proposing to introduce a basic postage rate of $1 for letters delivered at a new slower timetable, which allows up to an extra three business days for delivery to occur. Postage stamps for letters delivered at the current timetable cost 70 cents. Australia Post’s proposal also includes price increases for the delivery of large letters.
Telstra's Migration Plan Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
13 November 2015
The ACCC is currently considering this proposed variation submitted 14 June 2013.
NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Ongoing
30 October 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 compliance with the SAU.

Superfast broadband access service declaration inquiry Communications Access declaration Submissions due
4 December 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.

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Ongoing
5 November 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.

Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2013 Communications Access determination Finalised
9 October 2015

On 11 July 2013 the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for a number of the fixed line services and the wholesale ADSL service (FAD inquiry). The fixed line services are the:

Annual compliance assessment 2013 Rail Compliance assessment Submissions due
27 November 2015

The accepted Hunter Valley Access Undertaking requires ARTC to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment. Section 4.10 and Schedule G of the undertaking requires the ACCC to determine whether ARTC has complied with the financial model and pricing principles specified in the undertaking and whether there has been any under or over recovery of revenue from users that needs to be reconciled.