Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to 30 June 2024) Rail Undertaking variation Submissions due

On 21 February 2023 ARTC submitted an application to extend the term of its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to 30 June 2024. This is a 12-month extension from the existing expiration date of 30 June 2023. The extension is to allow for consultation with ARTC’s stakeholders on its replacement undertaking and to provide the ACCC with sufficient time to complete its assessment.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
3 March 2023

The ACCC proposes to publish a NBN Wholesale Market Indicators report which would provide, on a quarterly basis, visibility over the development of the wholesale market for NBN access services.

NBN Co SAU variation (November 2022) Communications Undertaking variation Application received

On 29 November 2022, NBN Co lodged a variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC.

T-Ports Wallaroo wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Under assessment
4 November 2022

On 4 November 2022, T-Ports Pty Ltd applied to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility currently under construction at Wallaroo.

Benchmarking of ARTC's Hunter Valley rail network overhead costs Rail Compliance assessment Under assessment

The 2011 Hunter Valley Coal Network Access Undertaking (HVAU) requires the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to send documents to the ACCC for an annual compliance assessment. As part of this assessment, we examine ARTC's operating costs, including overheads.

Gas inquiry 2017-30 Energy Inquiry Ongoing
Commenced 19 April 2017

On 19 April 2017, the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of and demand for natural gas in Australia, and to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for the next 3 years. On 25 July 2019, the Treasurer wrote to the ACCC extending the inquiry until December 2025.

Audit of telecommunications infrastructure assets record keeping rules Communications Monitoring Submissions due
October 2021

The ACCC made the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR) in December 2007. The RKR requires specified carriers to report on the locations of their core network and customer access network (CAN) infrastructure.

Pinkenba wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
16 December 2022

On 26 August 2022 Bulk Cargo Services Pty Ltd applied to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Pinkenba, Queensland. On 12 October 2022 Wagner Corporation Pty Ltd applied to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Pinkenba, Queensland. On 12 December 2022 the ACCC released a final determinations document confirming that it has determined Bulk Cargo Services Pty Ltd and Wagner Corporation Pty Ltd to be exempt service providers of port terminal services at their respective port terminal facilities at Pinkenba, Queensland.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2019 and 2020 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
16 December 2022

ARTC submitted its annual compliance documentation for calendar years 2019 and 2020 to the ACCC for assessment on 26 November 2021.

Superfast broadband access service (SBAS) final access determination inquiry 2021 Communications Access determination Ongoing
19 July 2021

On 19 July 2021 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to make a final access determination for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) following its decision to declare the service.

More detailed information on financial performance of airports Airports Review Ongoing

The ACCC is consulting with interested stakeholders on the information that Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports (the monitored airports) should provide to the ACCC each year in relation to their prices, revenues, costs and profits.

Airports quality of service review Airports Review Ongoing

The ACCC is reviewing the indicators we use in monitoring and evaluating the quality of services and facilities at Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports.

Electricity market monitoring inquiry 2018-25 Energy Inquiry Ongoing

On 20 August 2018, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold a public inquiry into the prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the national electricity market. The terms of reference required a first report by 31 March 2019 and then every 6 months until the end of the inquiry on 31 August 2025.

Service quality and network performance record keeping rule for superfast broadband networks Communications Monitoring Ongoing

The ACCC is proposing to develop a new record keeping rule (RKR) to collect service quality and network performance information from NBN Co and in the future other superfast broadband network providers.