Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2010 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
23 Jun 2011

In September 2010, ARTC submitted a proposed access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment. The proposed access undertaking was to cover the terms and conditions of access for parties seeking to run trains on ARTC's Hunter Valley Rail Network in New South Wales.

Business letter pricing 2011 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 25 January 2011, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase the prices of a number of its reserved services, to become effective on 4 July 2011. The ACCC has decided to not object to the price increases in Australia Post’s price notification.

Wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry 2010 Communications Access declaration Finalised

In April 2011, following further consultation with industry participants, the ACCC decided not to commence a declaration inquiry.

Water charge (termination fees) amendment rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised

The amendments were registered on 16 February 2011 and commenced on 17 February 2011.

Access pricing principles for fixed line services review Communications Price determination Finalised

Given the legislative changes under the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Act 2010, the ACCC suspended the review of the access pricing principles for fixed line services.

The ACCC continued to analyse submissions and new information received in response to the review of the access pricing principles.

Domestic transmission capacity service pricing review Communications Price determination Finalised

On 23 November 2010, the ACCC issued a Position Paper announcing its proposed domestic benchmarking approach to transmission pricing.

Water trading rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised

The ACCC received a number of submissions from stakeholders and interested parties during the development of the Water Trading Rules advice.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2009-2010 Communications Access declaration Finalised

On 30 September 2010 the ACCC issued a final report varying the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) declaration. In the final report the ACCC decided to vary the DTCS service description to include Ethernet network interfaces. The declaration expires on 31 March 2014.

Sydney Airport regional aviation 2010 Airports Price notification Finalised

The ACCC decided to object to the price increases in SACL's price notification for regional air services and released its final decision on 17 September 2010.

Water charge (planning & management) rules: advice development Water Policy advice Finalised

The rules relate to water planning and management charges in the Murray-Darling Basin, and require information on these charges to be published.

Letter pricing 2010 Postal services Price notification Finalised

On 1 April 2010, Australia Post provided a price notification proposing an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) from 55 cents to 60 cents.

Hunter Valley Access Undertaking 2009 Rail Access undertaking Withdrawn
21 Apr 2010

On 23 April 2009, ARTC lodged an access undertaking application for the Hunter Valley Rail Network with the ACCC for assessment.

Amendments to the water market rules & the water charge (termination fees) rules Water Policy advice Finalised

The minister wrote to the ACCC in September 2009 requesting advice on possible amendments of a technical nature to the rules

Telstra - retail price control arrangements review 2010 Communications Review Finalised

Following the 2011 review by the DBCDE, the Determination was amended to effect its operation for two more years with some amendments until 30 June 2014.