2020 Draft Access Undertaking

2020 Draft Access Undertaking

  • Collaborative submissions
  • Project overview
  • Regulatory process

The QCA has published two collaborative submissions on Queensland Rail’s draft access undertaking for the period beginning 1 July 2020 (the 2020 DAU), from Queensland Rail and Yancoal. In the interests of timeliness, the QCA has published a redacted version of Queensland Rail’s submission immediately, pending any discussion with Queensland Rail about the information it has claimed as confidential.

Stakeholders’ submissions, Queensland Rail’s 2020 DAU and related documents are available below.

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The QCA issued Queensland Rail on 14 September 2017 with an Initial Undertaking Notice under section 133 of the QCA Act, requiring it to submit a draft access undertaking (the 2020 DAU) by 30 April 2018. Two extensions were granted at Queensland Rail’s request, extending the deadline to 14 August 2018.

The QCA on 6 July 2018 published a statement of regulatory intent for considering Queensland Rail’s 2020 DAU. The statement explains how we intend to manage the regulatory process so that an appropriate undertaking is ready to replace the 2016 access undertaking when it terminates in June 2020.

Queensland Rail submitted its 2020 DAU on 14 August 2018, and the QCA published it on 16 August 2018. QCA staff on 21 September 2018 published a list of topics to assist stakeholders in preparing submissions on the 2020 DAU, by the deadline of 17 October 2018.

The 2020 DAU and related documents are available below.

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14 September 2017

Initial Undertaking Notice issued by QCA; DAU due 30 April 2018

24 January 2018

Extension requested by QR to 31 October 2018

15 February 2018

Extension to 31 July 2018 approved

6 July 2018

Statement of regulatory intent published by QCA

13 July 2018

Extension requested by QR to 15 September 2018

27 July 2018

Extension to 14 August 2018 approved

14 August 2018

DAU lodged by QR

16 August 2018

DAU published

22 August 2018

Explanatory information from QR published

21 September 2018

QCA staff topics paper published

17 October 2018

Submissions due on DAU

19 October 2018

Submissions published

16 November 2018

Collaborative submissions due

26 November 2018

Collaborative submissions published

Second quarter 2019

QCA draft decision

15 May 2019*

Expiry of the ‘6-month’ period for the QCA to make a decision

30 June 2020

2016 undertaking terminates

* This date will be updated from time to time. The periods that will influence this date (e.g. time allowed for stakeholders to make submissions) will only be confirmed later (section 147 of the QCA Act explains that the QCA has 6 months for making a decision and also describes the periods that should not be counted towards the 6 months).


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Report & Papers