On 29 April 2019, the QCA published a draft decision on Queensland Rail’s draft access undertaking for the period beginning 1 July 2020 (the 2020 DAU).
Submissions on the draft decision are due by 11 July 2019. Stakeholders will then have a further four weeks during which they can make collaborative submissions.
On 11 June 2019 we re-published the draft decision document. It is unchanged from the draft decision published previously, except the formatting of Box 2 on p. 66 has been corrected.
The draft decision (with corrected formatting), Queensland Rail’s 2020 DAU and related documents are available below.
We published, along with the draft decision, a report prepared for the QCA by Incenta Economic Consulting, on aspects of Queensland Rail’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC).
On 11 June 2019, we published a report by Systra Scott Lister (Systra) on Queensland Rail’s proposed maintenance, capital and operating expenditure, which is available below. Queensland Rail has claimed that some information in the report is confidential. We have published the report with that information redacted, in the interests of making the remainder of the report available to all stakeholders within the submission period.
The unredacted Systra report is available to interested parties, subject to agreement with Queensland Rail about the treatment of information that it has claimed is confidential.*
Draft decision reference tariff model
Our draft decision West Moreton System and Metropolitan System reference tariff model is available on request to interested parties, subject to agreement with Queensland Rail about the treatment of information that it has claimed is confidential. Any comments on the model should be made as part of the submissions on the draft decision, due 11 July 2019.
* In light of these measures, formal assessment of Queensland Rail’s confidentiality claim by the QCA (pursuant to s. 187 of the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997) has not as yet been required.