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.
The ACCC previously accepted an access undertaking on 29 June 2011 in relation to the Hunter Valley Rail Network. The ACCC has approved an extension of the term of the 2011 HVAU to 31 December 2016.
The 2016 HVAU and associated documents, including the Indicative Access Holder Agreement and submissions from ARTC, are available below.
The ACCC published the 2016 HVAU on 24 December 2015 and released a consultation paper on 8 January 2016. Submissions were due by 7 March 2016.
On 14 June 2016, ARTC withdrew its proposed access undertaking for the Hunter Valley Rail Network from the ACCC's consideration.
On 7 July 2016, the ACCC published a letter outlining its preliminary views on the withdrawn 2016 HVAU.