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 released our final report on the regulation of the coal seam gas industry in Queensland.
On 22 November 2013, we released our draft report and invited submissions from stakeholders.
The due date for stakeholder submissions on the proposed regulatory reforms is 18 December 2013.
On 18 July 2013, we released an Issues Paper inviting stakeholder submissions.
The Queensland Government has asked us to look at ways of streamlining the regulations, in particular:
a reduction of duplication (if any)
whether regulations can be combined and fee structures simplified
Our review of the government’s approach to regulating the coal seam gas industry includes:
options for regulatory reform
options for the government to recover the costs of regulating the coal seam gas industry based on best practice.
Key issues in our investigation will include:
other stakeholders’ interests including landowners and concurrent mineral rights holders
costs of compliance and administration of regulations.
This project is complete
Issues paper due for release and public consultation sought.
Draft report due for release.
Final report to Government.