Rail

Undertaking application

On 23 December 2020, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) applied to the ACCC to vary its 2011 Hunter Valley Coal Network Access Undertaking. The proposed variation seeks to extend the Undertaking by five years, to 31 December 2026. Upon commencement, the proposed variation seeks to be treated as having taken effect as of 1 July 2021, six months prior to the current expiration date of 31 December 2021. The proposed variation seeks to change a number of provisions in the Undertaking that will result in lower prices for Access Holders.

Decision

On 19 June 2020, the ACCC issued a notice to extend the period of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking until 30 June 2021. This notice is in response to ARTC's 5 May 2020 application to extend the period for which the 2008 IAU is in operation.

Consultation paper

On 14 May 2020, the ACCC issued a consultation paper on ARTC's 2017 Annual Compliance documentation submitted on 23 April 2020. Submissions to this consultation paper were due by Friday 26 June 2020.