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
The below‐rail track network was subject to the 2008 access undertaking the QCA approved for the then QR Network, as amended in June 2010 to include new tariffs and tariff-setting rules. The 2008 undertaking expired on 30 June 2015.
It is intended that this undertaking will be replaced by the 2015 access undertaking, when approved.
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The 2008 Access Undertaking set out the terms and conditions under which Queensland Rail provided access to its rail infrastructure.
It also set out 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 2008 access undertaking came into effect in October 2008 and expired on 30 June 2015.
Ongoing work under the 2008 Access Undertaking included:
The 2015 Draft Access Undertaking will set out the terms and conditions of access to Queensland Rail's rail infrastructure.
Once approved, it will replace the 2008 access undertaking.
Queensland Rail has withdrawn the above voluntary draft access undertakings.