Regulated infrastructure

Projects

Title Industry Type Status
Newcastle wheat ports exemptions assessments - NAT and Qube Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
30 July 2015

On 30 July 2015, the ACCC exempted Newcastle Agri Terminal Pty Ltd's and Qube Holdings Limited's respective bulk wheat terminals at the Port of Newcastle under the mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access.

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

IPART application for accreditation under the water charge (infrastructure) rules Water Accreditation application Submissions due
26 August 2015

Part 9 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 (WCIR) allows a state agency to apply to the ACCC for accreditation of arrangements under which it would approve or determine the regulated charges of Part 6 and Part 7 operators in that state instead of the ACCC.

Port Kembla wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Submissions due
14 August 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.

Proposed NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Submissions due
21 August 2015
The ACCC proposes to publish a NBN Wholesale Market Indicators report which would provide, on a quarterly basis, visibility over the development of the wholesale market for NBN access services.
Telstra's Migration Plan Communications Compliance assessment Submissions due
7 August 2015
The ACCC is currently considering this proposed variation submitted 14 June 2013.
ARTC advices on reviews Rail Access undertaking Finalised
25 Sep 2012
These letters from the ARTC document the progress of various reviews related to the 2011 Hunter Valley undertaking.
East Coast gas inquiry 2015 Energy Inquiry Ongoing
31 July 2015

On 13 April 2015 the Minister for Small Business directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the competitiveness of the Wholesale Gas Industry.

Scope of inquiry

This is an inquiry into East Coast natural gas markets. Matters to be considered by the inquiry include:

Review of the water charge rules: advice development Water Policy advice Ongoing
16 July 2015

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.

The ACCC will provide its advice, and draft rules, to the Minister by the end of December 2015.

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