On 18 September 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued its determination relating to an access dispute between Port of Newcastle Operations and Glencore Coal Assets Australia. This access dispute concerned access charges and other conditions of access to the ‘declared’ shipping channel service at the Port of Newcastle.
On 6 June 2019, the ACCC decided to extend the existing the final access determinations (FADs) for the declared fixed line services (LCS, WLR, LSS, ULLS, FOAS, FTAS, WADSL). The ACCC is extending these FADs as it will not be in a position to make the new FADs prior to their expiration on 30 June 2019. The existing fixed line services FADs are now extended to expire on the date immediately before the day on which the new FADs come into force.