2006 Access Undertaking
The 2006 Access Undertaking sets out the terms and conditions under which Queensland Rail (QR) will provide access to rail infrastructure covered by the undertaking. It also addresses the process for an access seeker to negotiate access to the infrastructure and how any disputes in relation to access are to be resolved.
Following the Queensland Competition Authority's decision to reject QR's 2005 Draft Access Undertaking, on 24 May 2006 QR submitted a voluntary draft access undertaking. QR subsequently withdrew this submission and presented the Authority with a new voluntary draft access undertaking (the 2006 DAU) on 9 June 2006.
In accordance with s.136 of the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997, the Authority has considered QR's 2006DAU - and on 30 June 2006, the Authority released its Final Approval.
In making this decision, the Authority has taken account of issues raised in submissions by interested parties in response to the Authority's June 2006 Position Paper. Further it also revisited all matters considered in making its December 2005 decision, to the extent that they remained relevant.
In accordance with provisions of the undertaking, the 2006 DAU comes into effect on and from the date of approval.