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
Aurizon Network operates under a revenue cap regime, where any over (under) recovery of its approved revenues in any given year is returned (recouped) through a reference tariff adjustment two years later (revenue adjustment amounts).
The 2016 approved access undertaking requires Aurizon Network to annually prepare a revenue adjustment application for approval by the QCA.
The QCA applied the 2010 AU process in assessing this submission, in accordance with the transitional provisions in the 2016 access undertaking, which came into effect on 11 October 2016.