Reference tonnage change Nov 2018

Reference tonnage change Nov 2018

  • Decision
  • Project overview
  • Regulatory process

On 26 November 2018, the QCA approved DBCT Management's application to amend the terminal infrastructure charge (TIC). The amended TIC is as follows:


1 November – 31 December 2018

1 January – 30 June 2019

Reference tariff ($/tonne)



 The approval was made in accordance with the DBCT 2017 access undertaking (sch. C, part A, cl. 4).

The QCA’s approval letter is available below.

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Under the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) 2017 access undertaking (the 2017 AU), a change in reference tonnage constitutes a 'review event' (sch. G, definitions). If such a review event occurs, DBCT Management must submit a request to the QCA to approve an amendment to (any one or more of) the annual revenue requirement, revenue cap and reference tariff (sch. C, part A, cl. 4(e)).

DBCT Management applied for a change in the TIC on 16 November 2018. This application was based on a review event for a change in reference tonnage. The reference tonnage was changed because new access agreements were signed, after a notifying access seeker process (cl. 5.4 of the 2017 AU), and one existing access agreement was varied. Changes in reference tonnage affect the TIC, which therefore in this case changes from 1 November 2018 to 30 June 2019.

DBCT Management's application is available below.

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26 October 2018

DBCTM signed new access agreements

16 November 2018

DBCTM notified the QCA of the review event

26 November 2018

QCA approved changes to the terminal infrastructure charge that apply from 1 Nov 2018 to 30 June 2019

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