Rail

Issues paper

On 13 September 2019, the ACCC published an issues paper setting out the ACCC's preliminary view and questions for stakeholders, in respect of ARTC's proposal to revalue the Regulatory Asset Base (RAB) on the Interstate network. Submissions were due by 4 October 2019.

ARTC letter to ACCC

On 23 August 2019, ARTC sent a letter to the ACCC seeking views on ARTC's proposal to revalue the Regulated Asset Base (RAB) on the Interstate network using the Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost (DORC) methodology. ARTC stated it was seeking views on this proposal prior to formally submitting its replacement Interstate Access Undertaking application for ACCC assessment.

Letter to stakeholders

On 7 August 2019, the ACCC sent a letter to stakeholders outlining the ACCC's intention to commence engaging with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and stakeholders about a replacement Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (HVAU), which would take effect upon expiry of the existing HVAU. On 16 August 2019, the ACCC sent a letter to stakeholders correcting a factual error in its 7 August 2019 letter.

December 2020 variation of the 2011 Hunter Valley Coal Network Access Undertaking

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.