Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Extension of the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (to June 2017) Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
23 November 2016

On 18 October 2016, ARTC applied to the ACCC to extend the term of its 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking by a further six months to 30 June 2017.

Telstra's structural separation undertaking Communications Monitoring Ongoing

On 19 June 2013, the ACCC approved two minor variations to Telstra's SSU.

Wholesale ADSL service declaration inquiry 2016 Communications Access declaration Finalised
14 October 2016

On 4 July 2016 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into whether the wholesale asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) service should continue to be declared.

Extension of the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (to December 2016) Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
22 June 2016

On 20 May 2016, ARTC applied to the ACCC to vary its 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking to extend the term of the undertaking by six months to 31 December 2016.

East Coast Gas Inquiry 2015 Energy Inquiry Finalised
April 2016

On 13 April 2015 the Minister for Small Business directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the competitiveness of the wholesale gas industry.

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Finalised
21 April 2016

On 23 May 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS). The ACCC has commenced consultation on the primary price terms, with the release of a consultation paper on 23 July 2014.

The ACCC is consulting separately on non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. On 25 March 2015, the ACCC released its draft decision on non-price terms and conditions, following a joint consultation process for a number of declared services, including the DTCS.

WaterNSW: annual review of regulated charges 2016-17 Water Price determination Finalised
19 May 2016

The ACCC has completed its second annual review of Water NSW’s regulated charges for water infrastructure services in the Murray-Darling Basin. This review applies to charges for 2016-17, the third and last year of the regulatory period 2014–17.

Port Kembla wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
1 April 2016

A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014. The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.The Code allows for regulation to be reduced at ports where appropriate. The ACCC may exempt a port terminal service provider from certain provisions of the Code in relation to a specific port terminal facility.

Patrick Port Adelaide wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
11 October 2017

On 1 April 2016 the ACCC released a final determination granting an exemption to Patrick at its Port Adelaide port terminal facility from Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

IPART application for accreditation under the water charge (infrastructure) rules Water Accreditation application Finalised
23 September 2015

On 23 September 2015, the ACCC made a Final Decision to accredit IPART under Part 9 of the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 (WCIR).

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2016 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
15 June 2016

On 23 December 2015, ARTC submitted an access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment pursuant to Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). The access undertaking is in relation to the provision of access to the Hunter Valley Rail Network operated by ARTC in New South Wales.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2013 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
6 June 2016

The accepted Hunter Valley Access Undertaking requires ARTC to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment. Section 4.10 and Schedule G of the undertaking requires the ACCC to determine whether ARTC has complied with the financial model and pricing principles specified in the undertaking and whether there has been any under or over recovery of revenue from users that needs to be reconciled.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2015 Postal services Price notification Finalised
9 December 2016

Australia Post has provided the ACCC with a draft price notification regarding proposed price increases for letter services. Australia Post is proposing to introduce a basic postage rate of $1 for letters delivered at a new slower timetable, which allows up to an extra three business days for delivery to occur. Postage stamps for letters delivered at the current timetable cost 70 cents. Australia Post’s proposal also includes price increases for the delivery of large letters.

Viterra 2015 Wheat export Access determination Finalised
3 December 2015

Viterra is a bulk handling company that operates six bulk wheat port facilities in South Australia.

 

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