Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
2022 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking Rail Access undertaking Ongoing
7 August 2019

The 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (HVAU) is due to expire on 31 December 2021. The ACCC expects that the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will soon commence its consultation process for a replacement Hunter Valley Access Undertaking.

NBN Co SAU variation: extension to non-price terms Communications Access undertaking Ongoing

On 8 May 2019, NBN Co lodged a proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) allows NBN Co to give the ACCC a variation to an SAU already in operation. The ACCC accepted NBN Co’s current SAU on 13 December 2013, following an extensive consultation process.

Digital radio services Communications Access undertaking Finalised
19 March 2019

The ACCC administers the access regime for the digital radio access service under section 118 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Radiocommunications Act).

Interstate Rail Access Undertaking 2018 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
25 January 2019

On 2 March 2018, ARTC lodged a replacement undertaking for the interstate rail network. This undertaking is to replace ARTC's 2008 undertaking, which expires 31 August 2018. The access undertaking covers the terms and conditions of access for parties seeking to run trains on the mainline standard gauge rail track owned or leased by ARTC.

NBN Co SAU variation 2017 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

On 22 June 2017, NBN Co formally withdrew its original SAU variation lodged with the ACCC on 27 May 2016. NBN Co simultaneously lodged a new proposed variation to its SAU (revised SAU variation).

On 2 August 2017, the ACCC released a consultation paper on the revised SAU variation.

On 25 January 2018, the ACCC extended its decision making period in respect of NBN Co’s proposed SAU variation.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2017 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
8 May 2017

On 9 December 2016, ARTC submitted the 2017 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (2017 HVAU) to the ACCC for assessment pursuant to Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. This access undertaking is for the provision of access to the Hunter Valley Rail Network operated by ARTC in New South Wales.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2016 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
15 June 2016

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.

ARTC advices on reviews Rail Access undertaking Finalised
28 July 2015

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

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)

Viterra 2011 Wheat export Access undertaking Expired
30 January 2014

Viterra (AusBulk/ABB Grain Ltd) 2011

NBN Co - special access undertaking 2013 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
13 Dec 2013

On 19 November 2013, NBN Co Ltd lodged a varied special access undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC.

 

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