Through improved productivity, the Queensland economy can continue to grow and strengthen.
We provide professional advice on specific areas of interest to the Queensland State Government on productivity matters.
The Office of Best Practice Regulation is a key part of the Queensland Government’s strategy to eliminate unnecessary regulation by 20% by 2018.
Along with our more public role, in setting regulated electricity prices, we administer and enforce the Electricity Industry Code – the framework for the functioning of Queensland's retail market.
We regulate access to support competition by enabling third parties to access essential infrastructure that cannot be economically duplicated, including below-rail (track) infrastructure.
Water is an essential resource which requires careful management and regulation.
We are the economic regulator of water and wastewater services for Queensland.
Dr Roberts has accepted the position of chief executive officer of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.
We have released a new timetable for settling access rules for the coal rail freight network in central Queensland.
Consultations on 2015–16 electricity prices for south east Queensland
We have released a final report recommending bulk water prices for south east Queensland for 2015–18.
We have released our Draft Decision on DBCT Management's Differential Pricing DAAU.
Our Draft Decision on DBCT Management's Differential Pricing draft amending access undertaking.
Late submission to Further Consultation Paper on 2015-16 Retail Electricity Prices
Our role is to improve the prosperity of Queenslanders by promoting competitive markets, productivity and better regulation.
We promote competitive markets and productivity in the Queensland business arena – cornerstones of an efficient, prosperous economy.
We help drive regulatory reform, including the reduction of red tape (burdensome legislation) that unnecessarily affects businesses, industry and society in general.
More about what we do
– active projects
– completed reviews
– reducing regulation
– RIS system
– regulatory complaints
– regional customers
– south east Queensland
– Aurizon Network
– Qld Rail
Dr Malcolm Roberts
Dr David Watson
Dr Sally Pitkin
The past 12 months has seen us grow into an expanded role, combining our traditional role in economic regulation with new policy and regulatory responsibilities.