The 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (2011 HVAU) requires Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment. Section 4.10 and Schedule G of the 2011 HVAU 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.
On 5 August 2019, ARTC submitted its annual compliance documentation for the twelve month period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.
On 23 August 2019, the ACCC issued a consultation paper on ARTC's 2016 Annual Compliance documentation. Submissions to this consultation paper were due by 5 September 2019.