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.
Queensland Rail's June 2013 Draft Access Undertaking.
Aurizon Network’s Maximum Allowable Revenue for its 2014 Draft Access Undertaking.
Today, the Queensland Competition Authority released a consultation paper to commence its 2015-16 review of regulated retail electricity prices.
Draft decision: Qld Rail's 2013 Draft Access Undertaking – the rules governing competition in freight services on the State's rail network.
Draft decision (Supplementary Report): Review of the Qld Rail West Moreton System
Draft decision (consultants report): Qld Rail’s debt margin for the 2013 DAU
2013 DAU WACC averaging period
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. Read more about what we do
– active projects
– completed reviews
– reducing regulation
– RIS system
– regulatory complaints
– south east Queensland
– regional customers
– Aurizon Network
– Qld Rail
Dr Malcolm Roberts
Dr David Watson
Dr Sally Pitkin
QLD RAIL AND PORTS
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.