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.
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
Since the 2016 access undertaking was approved, Aurizon Network has proposed amendments through various DAAUs under the QCA Act.
The QCA can approve or refuse to approve a DAAU.
Each DAAU that was approved has amended the 2016 access undertaking.
October 2018 Extension DAAU approved on 15 November 2018
EC Tariff DAAU
Approved on 16 June 2017
UT4 SUFA DAAU
Refused approval on 14 December 2017
Moura system DAAU (2015 flood claim)
Refused approval on 24 May 2017
Minerva Pricing DAAU
Withdrawn on 30 January 2018
Electric Traction (AT5) DAAUs
2018 DAAU refused approval on 21 March 2019