2010 Draft Access Undertaking
On 15 April 2010, QR Network withdrew its 2009 draft access undertaking (DAU) and submitted a new voluntary draft access undertaking (the April 2010 DAU) for approval. The April 2010 DAU sets out the terms and conditions under which QR Network proposes to provide access to rail infrastructure covered by the undertaking.
Under section 136 of the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997 (the QCA Act), the Authority must consider and decide whether or not to approve QR Network's 2010 DAU.
The Authority received submissions from 11 stakeholders in response to the 2010 DAU.
On 2 June 2010, the Authority published its draft decision on the coal tariff aspects of the 2010 DAU.
These prices and price-setting rules were included in an amendment to the 2008 undertaking – details of those amendments can be found here
On 21 September 2010, the Authority released its final decision to not approve the April 2010 DAU.
On 22 September 2010, QR Network submitted a replacement undertaking and, on 29 September 2010, submitted an addendum that corrected a number of minor cross referencing errors contained in the September 2010 DAU.
The Authority received 3 submissions from stakeholders in regard to QR Network's resubmitted 2010 DAU by the due date of 30 September 2010.
On 1 October 2010, the Authority released its final decision to approve QR Network's resubmitted 2010 DAU. The reasons for the Authority's decisions are set out in its final decision which can be downloaded below.
All of the documents in relation to the 2010 DAU, including those from QR Network, stakeholders and the Authority, are available for download below or through the sub-issues tab at the top right hand side of this page.
Note: The final access undertaking and access agreements approved by the Authority and in force as at 1 October 2010 are:
QCA's Final Approval of QR Network's re-submitted 2010 DAU (1 Oct 2010)
QCA's final decision to not approve QR Network's 2010 DAU (21 Sept 2010). Note, the access undertaking and access agreements here are not the final ones approved by the Authority.
QR Network's re-submitted 2010 DAU (22 Sept 2010), including the access undertaking and access agreements approved by the Authority and in force as at 1 October 2010.
QR Network's original 2010 DAU documents of April 2010 can be found here.