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.

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.

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.

Final Indicative Services variation 2014 Rail Undertaking variation Withdrawn
7 November 2014

In January 2014, ARTC submitted a proposed variation to the accepted Hunter Valley access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment. The proposed variation relates to the determination of the efficient train configuration and associated indicative charges.

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.

Co-operative Bulk Handling 2011 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
25 September 2014

On 28 September 2011 the ACCC accepted the 2011 Undertaking provided to the ACCC by CBH on 20 September 2011.

GrainCorp Operations Ltd 2011 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
25 September 2014

GrainCorp provided the ACCC with a revised Proposed 2011 Undertaking on 31 January 2011 which contains technical amendments to the Undertaking lodged on 22 September 2010.

Co-operative Bulk Handling 2014 Wheat export Access undertaking Withdrawn
9 September 2014

Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) is a bulk handling company that operates four bulk wheat port facilities in Western Australia.

On 14 March 2014, CBH lodged a proposed undertaking for its port terminal services with the ACCC for assessment under section 44ZZA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA).

Emerald Logistics 2013 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
4 September 2014

Information about the Access undertaking for Emerald Logistics Services Pty Ltd (Emerald)

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

Under the Water charge (infrastructure) rules 2010 (WCIR) the ACCC is the regulator responsible for approving or determining State Water’s regulated charges in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) to apply for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017.

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.

Gap to Turrawan variation 2014 Rail Undertaking variation Accepted
25 June 2014

On 28 June 2013 ARTC submitted a request to vary its 2011 undertaking to the ACCC.

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.

 

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