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 our more public role, in setting regulated electricity prices, we set the solar feed-in tariff for regional customers and enforce the Electricity Distribution Network Code.
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
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal’s 2017 access undertaking, which came into effect on 16 February 2017, sets out the terms and conditions for negotiating access to the terminal for the next regulatory period.
The 2017 access undertaking sets out the terms and conditions under which DBCT Management will provide access to the terminal and also addresses the process required for an access seeker to negotiate access to the infrastructure and how any disputes in relation to access are to be resolved.
The undertaking may be subject to amendment through a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) process under the QCA Act.
Incremental Expansion Study DAAU
We monitor DBCTM's ongoing compliance with its 2017 approved access undertaking.
In a number of cases, DBCTM is obliged by its undertaking to seek annual approval of certain matters from us (e.g. NECAP, ARR roll-forward).