Infrastructure Consultative Committee

The Infrastructure Consultative Committee was set up in 2006 to facilitate discussions on the broad issues of infrastructure and infrastructure regulation. The committee was selected to be representative of the diversity of infrastructure interests and includes representatives from energy, telecommunication, water, rail, ports, and airports.

How the committee works

The committee is an important mechanism for us to gain feedback from stakeholders in the infrastructure sector. Operational issues and the specifics of decisions that are before the ACCC and AER are not the focus of this committee. Rather, the emphasis is on issues in the practice of regulation that cross the different infrastructure sectors.

The committee also commissions research studies. One major work that was commissioned was a major benchmarking study of regulatory practices and processes used in the economic regulation of seven key infrastructure and network industries in 11 OECD benchmark countries and the European Union. This study is divided between a final report and detailed country-based studies that are provided as an appendix to the report. This work is being updated by the ACCC.

The committee also undertook to examine the changes to the Australian debt market, particularly as related to financing of infrastructure companies, in order to better understand the impact of the GFC on the sector. The examination was to be done by way of a report, with research and reporting by our staff, under guidance of a steering committee. As the latest information updating exercise for the report was undertaken in September 2011, the report should be seen as current as at that time.

Current membership

  • Australia Pipelines & Gas Association

  • Australian Airports Association

  • Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

  • Australian Logistics Council

  • Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

  • Australasian Railway Association

  • Board of Airlines Representative of Australia

  • Communications Alliance

  • Competitive Carriers Coalition

  • Energy Networks Association

  • Energy Users Association

  • Infrastructure Australia

  • Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

  • IoT Alliance Australia

  • National Irrigators Council

  • NBN Co

  • Optus

  • Ports Australia

  • Telstra

  • Water Services Association of Australia

Reports

Documents Description
ICC final report – Project on Benchmarking International Regulatory Processes and Practice – 5 June 2009 ( PDF 528.52 KB ) A study of regulatory practices and processes used in the economic regulation of seven key infrastructure and network industries in 11 OECD benchmark countries and the European Union. This is the final report of the Infrastructure Consultative Committee which was published on 5 June 2009
Appendix to ICC final report – Project on Benchmarking International Regulatory Processes and Practice – 5 June 2009 ( PDF 2.66 MB ) Detailed country-based studies that were provided as an appendix to the Infrastructure Consultative Committee report outlined above.
Report by ACCC staff to the ICC on the debt market, and the consequences of the Global Financial Crisis – February 2012 ( PDF 1.08 MB ) Report to examine changes to the Australian debt market (particularly as related to financing of infrastructure companies) in order to better understand the impact of the GFC on the sector. As the latest information updating exercise for the report was undertaken in September 2011, the report should be seen as current as at that time. The report was written and researched by ACCC staff, under guidance of an ICC steering committee.

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