Description of Conduct

The Applicants are various coal producers that will use the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal in Queensland, namely: Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd; Aquila Resources Ltd; Bandanna Energy Ltd; Belvedere Coal Management Pty Ltd; Caledon Coal Pty Ltd; Capricorn Coal Pty Ltd; Cockatoo Coal Ltd; Jellinbah Resources Pty Ltd; Monto Coal 2 Pty Ltd; Middlemount Coal Pty Ltd; Northern Energy Corporation Ltd; Syntech Resources Pty Ltd; Wesfarmers Curragh Pty Ltd; West Rolleston Coal Pty Ltd; Yancoal Australia Pty Ltd; and Xstrata Coal Queensland Pty Ltd.

The Applicants sought authorisation to:
(i) collectively discuss and negotiate terms and conditions, including price, under which accesss to the Identified Rail Infrastructure and Services, for the purposes of transporting coal to the Wiggins Island Coal Terminal, will be acquired from QR Network; and
(ii) enter into and give effect to contracts, arrangements, or understandings between QR Network and the Applicants, containing terms and conditions, including price, upon which access to the Identified Rail Infrastructure and Services will be acquired.

On 2 December 2010, the ACCC issued a Determination granting conditional authorisation to the proposed arrangements for 15 years.


  • Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd
  • Aquila Resources Limited
  • Bandanna Energy Ltd
  • Belvedere Coal Management Pty Ltd
  • Caledon Coal Pty Ltd
  • Capricorn Coal Pty Ltd
  • Cockatoo Coal Ltd
  • Jellinbah Resources Pty Ltd
  • Middlemount Coal Pty Ltd
  • Monto Coal 2 Pty Ltd
  • Northern Energy Corporation Ltd
  • Syntech Resources Pty Ltd
  • Wesfarmers Curragh Pty Ltd
  • West Rolleston Coal Pty Ltd
  • Xstrata Coal Queensland Pty Ltd
  • Yancoal Australia Pty Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91241


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