In September 2010, ARTC submitted a proposed access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment. The proposed access undertaking was to cover the terms and conditions of access for parties seeking to run trains on ARTC's Hunter Valley Rail Network in New South Wales.
ARTC had submitted a previous access undertaking application in 2009, which it subsequently withdrew from the ACCC’s consideration. The ACCC consulted on the September 2010 application and released a position paper that set out the ACCC's initial views. The ACCC also considered some revisions to the proposed access undertaking that were informally put forward by ARTC during the process.
In June 2011, ARTC withdrew its application from the ACCC's consideration and submitted a new proposed access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment.