Rail

Variation application

On 21 December 2017, ARTC applied to the ACCC to vary its 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking. The variation seeks to change a number of provisions in the undertaking, including:

  • incorporating path based pricing
  • allocating incremental capital costs on the basis of contracted capacity
  • applying a dual ceiling limit.

ARTC's application and its supporting materials are available below.

December 2017 variation of the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking

On 21 December 2017, ARTC applied to the ACCC to vary its 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking. The variation seeks to change a number of provisions in the undertaking, including:

  • incorporating path based pricing
  • allocating incremental capital costs on the basis of contracted capacity
  • applying a dual ceiling limit.

ARTC's application and its supporting materials are available below.

Annual compliance assessment 2015

The 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (2011 HVAU) requires ARTC to submit documentation to the ACCC for the purposes of an annual compliance assessment. Section 4.10 and Schedule G of the 2011 HVAU  requires the ACCC to determine whether ARTC has complied with the financial model and pricing principles specified in the undertaking and whether there has been any under or over recovery of revenue from users that needs to be reconciled.

ACCC consents to variation of 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has consented to the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC’s) application to vary the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (HVAU). The 2011 HVAU regulates the rail network that is predominantly used to transport coal from the mines in the Hunter Valley to the Port of Newcastle for export.

The final variation application was submitted by ARTC on 16 June 2017. The current undertaking is due to expire on 30 June 2017.