Logan City Council & Ors (LCC)

Summary

On 14 February 2019, five Councils in south-east Queensland (Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, Lockyer Valley and Somerset) lodged an application for authorisation to collectively tender for waste processing services. The services will be limited to the processing or disposal of resources and/or waste and will not include waste collection services or the operation of existing waste transfer stations and tip shops.

The Councils are seeking authorisation until 31 December 2050 to provide a waste stream contract of sufficient length to underwrite investment in a new processing facility in the region. The Councils also sought interim authorisation to commence the tender process, given existing waste processing contracts expire in mid to late 2019.

On 29 March 2019, the ACCC granted interim authorisation to the applicants to enable them to commence an Expression of Interest process for the supply of waste processing services.

On 13 May 2019, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to the arrangements until 30 December 2050. Submissions in response to the draft determination are invited by 27 May 2019, prior to the ACCC issuing a final determination.

An indicative timetable for the remainder of the ACCC’s assessment of this matter is set out below for your information.

13 February 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

19 February 2019

Public consultation process begins.

4 March 2019

Closing date for submissions on both interim authorisation and re-authorisation.

29 March 2019

Interim authorisation granted

March 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

13 May 2019 

Draft determination

May/June 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

June/July 2019

Final determination.

Applicant(s)

  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000437-1

Timeline

DateEvent
29/06/2019Public Consultation on Draft Determination