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.