Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Bunbury wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2015

On 24 September 2015 the ACCC released a final determination granting an exemption to WAPRES at its Bunbury port terminal facility.

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.

Port of Brisbane wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2015

On 24 September 2015 the ACCC released final determinations granting exemptions to both GrainCorp and Queensland Bulk Terminals at their respective bulk wheat port terminals at the Port of Brisbane.

The mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access 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. Exempt service providers do not need to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Code.

Water charge (infrastructure) rules: accreditation arrangements Water Policy advice Finalised
23 September 2015

The ACCC provided its final advice on the water infrastructure charge rules on 26 June 2009.

FAD inquiries - Non-price terms & conditions & supplementary prices Communications Access determination Finalised
24 August 2015

The ACCC has commenced consultation on non-price terms and conditions and supplementary pricing issues for a number of related declared services:

  • fixed line services and wholesale ADSL service
  • mobile terminating access service (MTAS)
  • domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS)

Given these inquiries will cover a number of related issues regarding non-price terms and conditions and supplementary pricing issues, the ACCC considers there are benefits in conducting a combined consultation process on these issues.

Newcastle wheat ports exemptions assessments - NAT and Qube Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
30 July 2015

On 30 July 2015, the ACCC exempted Newcastle Agri Terminal Pty Ltd's and Qube Holdings Limited's respective bulk wheat terminals at the Port of Newcastle under the mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access.

The Code commenced on 30 September 2014. It regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.

ARTC advices on reviews Rail Access undertaking Finalised
25 Sep 2012

These letters from the ARTC document the progress of various reviews related to the 2011 Hunter Valley undertaking.

Information disclosure by NBN Co Communications Policy development Finalised
30 June 2015

The ACCC is consulting on what information NBN Co should disclose about the rollout of its network.

Victorian wheat ports exemption assessments Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
25 June 2015

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

Mobile terminating access service FAD inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Finalised
24 August 2015

The ACCC commences a public inquiry into making a final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS).

Airservices Australia 2015 Airports Price notification Finalised
22/06/2015

Airservices Australia (Airservices) has submitted a draft price notification to the ACCC proposing increases to its charges for terminal navigation (TN) and aviation rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) services, effective from 1 July 2015. The proposed price increases are the same as those that were outlined in Airservices’ long-term pricing agreement, which was assessed by the ACCC in 2011.

Review of the Airport quality of service monitoring guideline 2013 Airports Guideline Finalised
30/06/2013

The Airport quality of service monitoring guideline was issued in June 2013

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.

Spectrum competition limits Communications Policy development Ongoing
17 April 2015

When the ACMA is allocating spectrum licences, the Minister for Communications may direct the ACMA to impose limits (competition limits) on the amount of spectrum that a person can use under allocated licences, and the Minister may seek the ACCC's advice about the competition limits that may be appropriate.

NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Ongoing
June 2017

The NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules (RKR) require NBN Co to provide information on the number of Access Virtual Circuit (AVC) services in operation, the amount of Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity being acquired and average CVC utilisation over the NBN.

 

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