Through improved productivity, the Queensland economy can continue to grow and strengthen.
We provide professional advice on specific areas of interest to the Queensland State Government on productivity matters.
The Office of Best Practice Regulation is a key part of the Queensland Government’s strategy to eliminate unnecessary regulation by 20% by 2018.
Along with our more public role, in setting regulated electricity prices, we administer and enforce the Electricity Industry Code – the framework for the functioning of Queensland's retail market.
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.
We have released our price monitoring draft report for the Gladstone Area Water Board.
Draft Decision on Aurizon Network's 2014 Draft Access Undertaking
The Queensland Competition Authority today released its draft determination on regulated electricity prices for customers in regional Queensland for 2015–16.
The Queensland Competition Authority is reviewing bulk water prices for the 11 council areas in south east Queensland.
Aurizon Network has submitted an extension DAAU for 2015.
Draft Amending Access Undertaking Explanatory Memorandum
Cover letter from Aurizon Network
Consolidated version prepared as at March 2015
Our role is to improve the prosperity of Queenslanders by promoting competitive markets, productivity and better regulation.
We promote competitive markets and productivity in the Queensland business arena – cornerstones of an efficient, prosperous economy.
We help drive regulatory reform, including the reduction of red tape (burdensome legislation) that unnecessarily affects businesses, industry and society in general.
More about what we do
– active projects
– completed reviews
– reducing regulation
– RIS system
– regulatory complaints
– regional customers
– south east Queensland
– Aurizon Network
– Qld Rail
Dr Malcolm Roberts
Dr David Watson
Dr Sally Pitkin
The past 12 months has seen us grow into an expanded role, combining our traditional role in economic regulation with new policy and regulatory responsibilities.