Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Water NSW (formerly State Water): annual price review 2015-16 Water Price determination Finalised
5 June 2015

The ACCC conducted its first annual review of Water NSW’s regulated charges for water infrastructure services in the Murray-Darling Basin for 2015-16.

Domestic transmission capacity service FAD variation inquiry 2014 Communications Access variation Finalised
17 December 2014

On 7 November 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into varying the 2012 domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) final access determination (FAD).

On 17 December 2014, the ACCC concluded its inquiry into the variation of the 2012 DTCS FAD and released a final report. The ACCC has decided to vary the 2012 DTCS FAD so that it applies to the three regional routes and seven exchange serving areas re-regulated under the 2014 DTCS declaration. The varied 2012 DTCS FAD will commence on 1 January 2015 and will expire when a new DTCS FAD comes into operation.

ACCC past involvement in next generation networks Communications Policy advice Finalised

ACCC reports to the next generation networks discussions.

GrainCorp Newcastle exemption Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
1 October 2014

The ACCC has granted an exemption for GrainCorp’s Carrington terminal at the Port of Newcastle under the new mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access.

The Code commenced on 30 September 2014, replacing the previous regime of access undertakings administered by the ACCC. It regulates monopoly bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.

State Water's regulated charges: 2014-17 review Water Price determination Finalised
26/06/2014

For the 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017 regulatory period, the ACCC was the regulator responsible for approving or determining State Water’s (now WaterNSW’s) regulated charges in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) under the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 (WCIR).

Airservices Australia 2014 Airports Price notification Finalised
26/06/2014

On 10 June 2014 Airservices submitted a formal price notification to the ACCC proposing new charges for en route, terminal navigation and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services, effective from 1 July 2014.

The proposed prices are consistent with those that were outlined in Airservices’ long-term pricing agreement, which was assessed by the ACCC in 2011, and the draft price notification submitted to the ACCC on 9 May 2014.

The ACCC released its decision to not object to Airservices' price notification on 26 June 2014.

Fixed line services - FAD variation inquiry 2014 Communications Access variation Finalised
20 June 2014

On 17 April 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into varying the final access determinations (FADs) for the unconditioned local loop service (ULLS), line sharing service (LSS), wholesale line rental (WLR) service and local carriage service (LCS) to reflect the changes to the scope of fixed line services regulation.

This inquiry considered whether the ACCC should vary the LCS and WLR service FADs to reflect the ACCC’s recent decision to remove the regulatory ‘carve outs’ for the central business districts of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Mobile Terminating Access Service declaration review - 2013 Communications Access declaration Finalised
17 June 2014

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.

Telstra's migration plan required measures 1(a) & 1(b) Communications Compliance assessment Finalised
21 May 2014

This project page contains Telstra’s submission of required measures 1(a) and 1(b), which relate to ‘pull through’ NBN connection processes, and includes the ACCC’s consultation and assessment of these measures.

These required measures were approved by the ACCC on 21 May 2014 and are now part of Telstra’s migration plan. See Measures 1(a) & 1(b) approved.

Five year review of undertaking Rail Undertaking variation Finalised
9 May 2014

ARTC is required to review the accepted access undertaking five years after the commencement date to determine whether any amendments to the undertaking are required as a result of changes to industry circumstances or Government legislation, rules, or regulations.

In October 2013, ARTC provided a letter to stakeholders describing the requirements and scope of the five year review and seeking their comments. Submissions closed on 29 November 2013. ARTC received seven submissions in response.

Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2013 Communications Access declaration Finalised
17 April 2014

On 11 July 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced a combined public inquiry into the declaration of the fixed line services.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2013-2014 Communications Access declaration Finalised
28 March 2014

On 11 July 2013 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service

Annual compliance assessment 2012 Rail Compliance assessment Finalised
24 March 2014

The Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (HVAU) accepted by the ACCC on 29 June 2011 requires ARTC to submit documentation for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment conducted by the ACCC.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2014 Postal services Price notification Finalised
20 February 2014

Application by Australia Post for increases in ordinary letter prices 2014.

 

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