2020 Declaration Review

2020 Declaration Review

  • Initial submissions on draft recommendations
  • Stakeholder forums
  • Draft recommendations
  • Project overview

Initial submissions on the QCA's draft recommendations were due by 11 March 2019.

The QCA received 11 submissions. These submissions are available below under 'Initial submissions on draft recommendations'.

The QCA initially invited cross submissions by 9 April 2019. Given the nature of the initial submissions, the QCA is extending this consultation period and now invites any cross submissions by 5 pm Brisbane time on 26 April 2019.

Submissions can be made here.

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The QCA will hold stakeholder forums in relation to the declaration reviews of the DBCT service, the Aurizon Network service and the Queensland Rail service after receiving initial submissions on the QCA’s draft recommendation (due 11 March 2019).

Dates and times for the stakeholder forums are listed below:

  • DBCT – Wednesday 20 March 1 pm­–3 pm
  • Aurizon Network – Wednesday 20 March 3.30 pm–5.30 pm
  • Queensland Rail – Tuesday 2 April 1.30 pm–3.30 pm

For further information, please contact Rebecka on 07 3222 0525 or rebecka.hicks@qca.org.au.

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On 18 December 2018, the QCA released its draft recommendations in relation to the Aurizon Network service, the Queensland Rail service and the DBCT service. These recommendations are available below under ‘Draft recommendations’.

The draft recommendations are in four parts:

  • Introduction, QCA’s approach to the access criteria and references
  • Part A: Draft recommendation – the Aurizon Network service
  • Part B: Draft recommendation – the Queensland Rail service
  • Part C: Draft recommendation – the DBCT service.

Initial submissions on the QCA's draft recommendations were due by 11 March 2019.

Stakeholders are invited to provide submissions on these initial submissions by 5pm Brisbane time on 9 April 2019.

Submissions can be made here.

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The existing declarations in section 250 of the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997 (Qld) expire on 8 September 2020. The QCA is now reviewing whether, with effect from the expiry date, the relevant services (or parts of the services) should be declared.

On 4 April 2018, the QCA commenced its review and issued Notices of Review and Investigation to Aurizon Network, Queensland Rail, DBCT Management and DBCT Holdings. At the same time, QCA staff also released an issues paper to assist stakeholders in making submissions. These documents are available below under ‘Papers’.

Initial submissions to this review were due by 30 May 2018. Nine submissions were received by this date, with two stakeholders (Queensland Rail and DBCT Management) providing additional information on 18 June 2018.

Following the initial submissions period, stakeholders were given six weeks to provide comments on initial submissions received (a cross submissions process). Cross submissions were due by 16 July 2018 (with submissions in relation to Queensland Rail’s proposed access framework given an extension to 30 July 2018). Eleven public cross-submissions were received in this process.

On 29 June 2018, DBCT Management made a late submission to the QCA, providing additional material in connection with its proposed access framework. As the date for providing initial submissions (30 May 2018) had passed, the QCA advised that it would not be taking this submission into account in making its draft recommendation in respect of the DBCT service. On 7 November 2018, the QCA received further correspondence from DBCT Management. Due to the time at which this information was provided, the QCA has been unable to take it into account in making its draft recommendation in respect of the DBCT service. The QCA will take these submissions into account in preparing its final recommendation.

All submissions referred to above are available below under 'Submissions received prior to draft recommendations'.

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Report & Papers

Submissions received prior to draft recommendations