Notice under subsection 152BCK(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010
Access determination inquiries generally need to be completed within 6 months, under subsection 152BCK(2) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
However, the ACCC can extend or further extend the inquiry by 6 months at a time, provided we publish a notice on the website indicating why the ACCC has not been able to make a decision within that timeframe, under subsection 152BCK(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
The ACCC has decided to extend the SBAS final access determination inquiry by 6 months from the current target completion date of 19 July 2022, in accordance with subsection 152BCK(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
This is due to the complexity of the regulatory issues that have been raised in the inquiry and the need to engage further with stakeholders about them.
In line with this, the inquiry is now due to be completed on or before 19 January 2023.