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
Three submissions were received in response to DBCT Management's ring-fencing DAAU.
We are seeking to appoint a consultant to review whether DBCT Management's projected costs for rehabilitating the plant and facilities at DBCT are prudent and efficient.
Electricity, Gas News
On 26 August 2015 the QCA released draft enforcement guidelines for stakeholder consultation. The revised enforcement guidelines were updated to reflect the introduction of the National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) and to refine our approach to enforcement.
After considering issues raised in submissions we have published new enforcement guidelines. The final guidelines, which take effect from 26 October 2015, include the expectation that businesses will provide an initial notification of any breach, or potential breach, within two business days. Where this does not occur, the QCA is less likely to consider an informal, or administrative, approach to enforcement.
You can find out more information and download a copy of the guidelines here
Comments on DBCT Management’s 2015 DAU are due by 24 November 2015
The QCA received a Ring-Fencing DAAU from DBCT Management. Submissions on DBCT Management's proposal due by Friday, 30 October 2015.
Submissions are due by Thursday 24 December 2015.