The ACCC has issued a position paper setting out its preliminary views on ARTC's application to extend the coverage of the HVAU to include Segments from Gap to Turrawan. The ACCC has also published a consultant's report by Marsden Jacob Associates reviewing the Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost (DORC) valuation that was proposed by ARTC.
The ACCC sent a request to ARTC to provide further information to assist the assessment of the proposed variation.
In March 2003, ARTC applied for a variation to the Interstate Rail access undertaking that was accepted by the ACCC in 2002.
The ACCC made a final decision to consent to ARTC's proposal to extend the coverage of its existing undertaking to include the Southern Sydney Freight Line and associated indicative access charge.
ARTC submitted a proposed variation to the accepted Interstate Rail access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment.