2020 Declaration Review

2020 Declaration Review

  • Draft recommendations
  • Late submissions – draft recommendations
  • Stakeholder notices
  • Project overview – Initial and cross submissions process

On 18 December 2018, the QCA released its draft recommendations in relation to the Aurizon Network service, the Queensland Rail service and the DBCT service. These recommendations are available below under ‘Draft recommendations’.

The draft recommendations have been published in four parts:

  • Introduction, QCA’s approach to the access criteria and References
  • Part A: Draft recommendation – the Aurizon Network service
  • Part B: Draft recommendation – the Queensland Rail service
  • Part C: Draft recommendation – the DBCT service.

Submissions are invited from interested parties in relation to the QCA’s draft recommendations by 5pm Brisbane time on 11 March 2019.

The QCA will consider all submissions received by this date. There will be a further four week period for cross submissions.

Submissions can be made here.

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On 29 June 2018, DBCT Management made a late submission to the QCA, providing additional material in connection with its proposed access framework. As the date for providing initial submissions (30 May 2018) had passed, the QCA advised that it would not be taking this submission into account in making its draft recommendation in respect of the DBCT service. The QCA now invites submissions in relation to DBCT Management’s submission of 29 June 2018. The submissions received will be taken into account in the final recommendation.

On 7 November 2018, the QCA received further correspondence from DBCT Management. Due to the time at which this information was provided, the QCA has been unable to take it into account in making its draft recommendation in respect of the DBCT service. The QCA will take this submission into account in preparing its final recommendation, and invites submissions in relation to DBCT Management’s submission of 7 November 2018.

DBCT Management’s submissions of 29 June 2018 and 7 November 2018 are available below under ‘Late submissions – draft recommendations’.

Submissions are due by 5pm Brisbane time on 11 March 2019. Submissions can be made here.

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For the declaration reviews, the QCA has developed a framework to manage requests by interested parties for access to confidential information given by another party in submissions. This document is available below under ‘Stakeholder notices’.

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The existing declarations in section 250 of the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997 (Qld) expire on 8 September 2020. The QCA is now reviewing whether, with effect from the expiry date, the relevant services (or parts of the services) should be declared.

On 4 April 2018, the QCA commenced its review and issued Notices of Review and Investigation to Aurizon Network, Queensland Rail, DBCT Management and DBCT Holdings. At the same time, QCA staff also released an issues paper to assist stakeholders in making submissions. These documents are available below under ‘Papers’.

Initial submissions to this review were due by 30 May 2018. Nine submissions were received by this date, with two stakeholders (Queensland Rail and DBCT Management) providing additional information on 18 June 2018. These submissions are available below under ‘Initial submissions’.

Following the initial submissions period, stakeholders were given six weeks to provide comments on initial submissions received (a cross-submissions process). Cross submissions were due by 16 July 2018 (with submissions in relation to Queensland Rail’s proposed access framework given an extension to 30 July 2018). Eleven public cross-submissions were received in this process. These submissions are available below under ‘Cross submissions’.

DBCT Management submitted two late submissions, these are discussed in the ‘Late submissions – draft recommendations’ tab on this page.

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Report & Papers