Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Riordan Grain Services Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
31 March 2020

On 26 October 2018 the ACCC released an Issues Paper to commence a public consultation process on the application submitted by Riordan Grain Services. Submissions are due by 16 November 2018.

Retail electricity pricing inquiry 2017-2018 Energy Inquiry Finalised
Final report published

On 27 March 2017, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity prices.

GrainCorp Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Withdrawn
9 January 2020

On 29 November 2018, GrainCorp provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility at the Port of Portland in Victoria.

On 20 December 2019 GrainCorp requested to withdraw its application for exemption in relation to its Portland port terminal facility.

ARTC letter to ACCC - Intention to extend Interstate Access Undertaking Rail Update Finalised
20 December 2019

Under section 2.2(b) of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (IAU), ARTC must submit to the ACCC a written statement outlining whether or not it intends to submit a new undertaking to the ACCC for its consideration, no later than six months prior to the expiry of the 2008 IAU. ARTC’s 2008 IAU was due to expire on 30 June 2020.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2016 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
23 December 2019

The 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking requires Australian Rail Track Corporation to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment.

Review of the water charge rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised
9 December 2019

In response to a recommendation from the Independent Review of the Water Act 2007 in 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment wrote to the ACCC requesting advice on possible amendments to the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010, Water Charge (Planning and Management Information) Rules 2010, and Water Charge (Termination Fees) Rules 2009.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2019 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 1 August 2019, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase prices of ordinary letters delivered at the regular timetable by 10%.

Proposed valuation for the Interstate network Rail Update Finalised
3 December 2019

On 23 August 2019, ARTC sent a letter to the ACCC seeking views on ARTC's proposal to revalue the Regulated Asset Base (RAB) on the Interstate network using the Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost (DORC) methodology. ARTC stated it was seeking views on this proposal prior to formally submitting its replacement Interstate Access Undertaking application for ACCC assessment.

e-SIMs in Australia Communications Update Finalised

The ACCC considered potential competition issues associated with the use and implementation of e-SIMs in Australia in our Communications sector market study, which concluded in April 2018.

Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2018 Communications Access determination Finalised
31 March 2019

On 12 December 2018, the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for the six fixed line telecommunications services and the wholesale ADSL service.

Guidelines on the repeal of subsection 51(3) of the CCA Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC has released final guidelines on the repeal of subsection 51(3) of the CCA. The guidelines set out the ACCC's current understanding and interpretation of the law in order to assist businesses and intellectual property rights-holders following the repeal.

ESCV application for accreditation (2019) under the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 Water Accreditation application Finalised

The Essential Services Commission (Victoria) (ESCV) has applied to become the accredited regulator for the period 17 February 2022 to 16 February 2032.  

Extension of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (to 30 June 2020) Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
26 September 2019

On 29 July 2019, ARTC submitted an application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to 30 June 2020.

Mobile terminating access service declaration inquiry - 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised
28 June 2019

The ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration, or whether to make a new declaration.