Gladstone Regional Council & Ors

Summary

On 22 July 2020, the Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) lodged an application for authorisation on behalf of itself, and the local governments of Rockhampton Regional Council, Livingstone Shire Council and Central Highlands Regional Council (the Participating Councils) to enable them to jointly procure recyclables processing services. 

GRC seeks authorisation so that the Participating Councils can jointly procure the services of Kriaris Transport Pty Ltd and collectively negotiate contractual terms in relation to the following recyclables processing services:

  • The collection of all recyclable waste from each Participating Council's nominated transfer location, which may include transfer stations and waste management facilities (excluding Rockhampton Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council);
  • The transport of the recyclable waste from the nominated transfer location to the Material Recovery Facility (excluding Rockhampton Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council);
  • The storage and sorting of all recyclable waste; and
  • The subsequent processing, transport, marketing and sale of recyclable waste and disposal of any waste which is not recyclable waste. 

GRC has requested interim authorisation to enable the Participating Councils to commence joint negotiations with Kriaris Transport before their current contractual arrangements for recyclables processing services end on 31 December 2020.

On 2 September 2020, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation until 31 December 2023. The ACCC also granted interim authorisation to allow the Participating Councils to commence joint negotiations with Kriaris Transport on the contract terms for recyclables processing services, while the ACCC continues its assessment of the application.

The ACCC is now seeking submissions in relation to the draft determination by close of business 17 September 2020. For further information about the application and how to provide a submission to the ACCC, please refer to the linked documents below.

An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

22 July 2020

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

29 July 2020

Public consultation process began.

14 August 2020

Closing date for submissions from interested parties on interim authorisation and the substantive application.

2 September 2020

Draft determination released and interim authorisation granted.

September 2020

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

October/November 2020

Final determination.

Applicant(s)

  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000524-1

Applications

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Decisions

Consultations

Submissions - before draft decision

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