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.
Along with setting regulated electricity prices for regional Queensland customers, we monitor the retail electricity market in south east Queensland, set the solar feed-in tariff for regional Queensland, and enforce the Electricity Distribution Network Code.
Queensland’s 20 ports are crucial to the state's export-driven economy. Coal makes up the bulk of the exports by volume and accounts for nearly half of the total value of Queensland’s exports.
Electricity: Supporting efficient outcomes in energy for the long term interests of Queenslanders
Rail: Promoting efficient use of, and fair access to, key rail infrastructure in Queensland
Ports Regulation: Delivering efficient access to Queensland’s key export infrastructure
Water: Advocating fair water prices that encourage efficient water use in Queensland
We have published our Final Decision on the DAAU.
The QCA has released its final decision on the regulated retail electricity prices that will apply from 1 July 2015.
Red Tape Reduction News
The Office of Best Practice Regulation is becoming part of the Queensland Productivity Commission from 1 July 2015.
The QCA has received submissions from nine stakeholders on Queensland Rail's 2015 DAU.
We previously advised that we would release our final decision on 2015-16 regulated retail electricity prices by 12 June 2015. Unfortunately, it has been necessary to delay the release of our final decision because we are awaiting the appointment of a third member to the board of the QCA. This follows the recent departure of our Chairman, Malcolm Roberts.
We now expect to release our final decision by 19 June 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause stakeholders.
Industry Assistance, Productivity News
We have released a draft report into industry assistance in Queensland for public comment.
Submissions are sought on the draft report by 3 July 2015.