UT4 SUFA DAAU

Status
Past review
Final report
15/12/2017

On 14 December 2017, the QCA made its final decision to refuse to approve Aurizon Network’s proposed standard user funding agreement (SUFA) and UT4 draft amending access undertaking (DAAU), submitted in accordance with Aurizon Network’s obligation under clause 8.8.3(a) of the 2016 access undertaking (UT4).

In accordance with clause 8.8.3(d)(iv) of UT4, the QCA required Aurizon Network to submit an amended SUFA by 13 February 2018.

On 13 February 2018, Aurizon Network withdrew the UT4 SUFA DAAU and advised that it has published on its website a suite of documents referred to as a Reference User Funding Agreement (RUFA).

The QCA does not regard Aurizon Network’s publication of the RUFA to be a submission of an amended SUFA. However, the QCA proposes not to take any further steps on the SUFA matter under UT4. We have released a stakeholder notice which is available below.

On 10 August 2017, the QCA made a draft decision in respect of the UT4 SUFA DAAU.

We invited stakeholders to provide written submissions on the draft decision and received four submissions by 15 September 2017.

Following a request from stakeholders, we allowed an additional consultation period for stakeholders to collaborate, discuss and, where possible, provide joint submissions by 31 October 2017.

No joint submission was received from stakeholders. Aurizon Network made a supplementary submission comprising the SUFA template documents and amendments to UT4, consistent with its 15 September submission on the draft decision.

Stakeholder submissions including Aurizon Network’s supplementary submission can be viewed below.

The Standard User Funding Agreement, or SUFA, is intended to provide options for parties other than Aurizon Network to finance the cost of railway expansions in the central Queensland coal network.

On 11 January 2017, Aurizon Network submitted, in accordance with its obligation under clause 8.8.3(a) of the 2016 access undertaking (UT4), the 2017 Standard User Funding Agreement draft amending access undertaking (UT4 SUFA DAAU) comprising a:

  • proposed SUFA template; and
  • DAAU incorporating amendments to UT4 that Aurizon Network considers reasonably necessary.

The QCA considered Aurizon Network’s proposal in accordance with clause 8.8.3 of UT4. In addition, the QCA applied the standard assessment process for a DAAU under Division 7 of Part 5 of the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997.

The QCA conducted an investigation to decide whether to agree or disagree with Aurizon Network’s proposal in accordance with clause 8.8.3 of UT4.

We received submissions from two interested parties on the UT4 SUFA DAAU.

Reports and Papers

Date
Title Document
22 March 2018 Notice QCA stakeholder notice – UT4 SUFA DAAU pdf, 206.05 Kb
Date
Title Document
22 March 2018 Submission Aurizon Network UT4 SUFA DAAU withdrawal letter pdf, 96.19 Kb
22 March 2018 Submission Aurizon Network RUFA letter pdf, 38.18 Kb
Date
Title Document
14 December 2017 Final report QCA – Final Decision – UT4 SUFA DAAU pdf, 1.42 Mb
15 December 2017 Final report QCA – Letter to Aurizon Network pdf, 551.33 Kb
Date
Title Document
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – AASTD – clean pdf, 621.31 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – CA – clean pdf, 568.63 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EIHL – clean pdf, 1.02 Mb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EISL – clean pdf, 1.04 Mb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EPA – clean pdf, 858.36 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – FIA – clean pdf, 146.04 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – FSD – clean pdf, 650.68 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – IND – clean pdf, 817.89 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – RCA – clean pdf, 619.51 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – SSA – clean pdf, 490.29 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – SUHD – clean pdf, 1.74 Mb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – TD – clean pdf, 825.97 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – UT4 amendment – clean pdf, 3.71 Mb
Date
Title Document
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – AASTD – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 139.07 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – CA – mark up AN DAAU sub pdf, 481.94 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EIHL – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 271.64 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EISL – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 586.38 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EPA – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 238.34 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – FIA – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 166.36 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – FSD – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 163.31 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – IND – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 289.47 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – RCA – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 126.25 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – SSA – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 125.11 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – SUHD – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 516.45 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – TD – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 214.10 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – UT4 amendment – mark up of AN DAAU sub pdf, 1.33 Mb
Date
Title Document
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – AASTD – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 68.71 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – CA – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 455.38 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EIHL – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 174.06 Kb
08 May 2019 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EISL – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 543.27 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – EPA – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 151.78 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – FIA – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 52.14 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – FSD – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 75.33 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – IND – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 194.37 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – RCA – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 47.16 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – SSA – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 61.74 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – SUHD – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 356.91 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – TD – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 132.57 Kb
14 December 2017 Final report QCA UT4 SUFA final decision – UT4 amendment – mark up of AN sub on draft decision pdf, 1.09 Mb
Date
Title Document
30 October 2017 Submission AN cover letter – supplementary submission on draft decision pdf, 164.94 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – TD – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 770.60 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – TD – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 224.01 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – SUHD – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 1.85 Mb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – SUHD – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 486.70 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – SSA – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 443.31 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – SSA – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 139.78 Kb
08 May 2019 Submission AN – RCA – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 481.77 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – RCA – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 129.51 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – IND – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 748.02 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – IND – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 292.17 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – FSD – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 579.62 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – FSD – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 177.36 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – FIA – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 280.11 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – FIA – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 244.44 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – EPA – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 914.26 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – EPA – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 255.94 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – EISL – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 1.18 Mb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – EISL – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 330.87 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – EIHL – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 950.29 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – EIHL – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 271.79 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – CA – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 1.05 Mb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – CA – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 611.11 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – AASTD – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 595.35 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – AASTD – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 154.36 Kb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – UT4 amendment – response to QCA draft decision – clean pdf, 4.13 Mb
30 October 2017 Submission AN – UT4 amendment – response to QCA draft decision – mark up pdf, 1.37 Mb
Date
Title Document
22 September 2017 Submission Aurizon Network submission on UT4 SUFA draft decision pdf, 7.70 Mb
22 September 2017 Submission Pacific National submission on UT4 SUFA draft decision pdf, 764.61 Kb
22 September 2017 Submission QRC submission on UT4 SUFA draft decision pdf, 1.20 Mb
22 September 2017 Submission Queensland Treasury Holdings submission on UT4 SUFA draft decsion pdf, 101.45 Kb
Date
Title Document
08 May 2019 Draft report QCA – Draft decision – Aurizon Networks UT4 SUFA DAAU pdf, 1.42 Mb
10 August 2017 Draft report Access Agreement Specific Terms Deed – AASTD – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 68.83 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Construction Agreement General Conditions of Contract – CA – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix pdf, 307.50 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Formal Instrument of Agreement – FIA – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 177.27 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Extension Infrastructure Head-Lease – EIHL – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 179.64 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Extension Infrastructure Sub-Lease – EISL – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 857.54 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Extension Project Agreement – EPA – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 155.51 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Financing Side Deed – FSD – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 76.42 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Integrated Network Deed – IND – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 197.83 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Rail Corridor Agreement – RCA – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 48.03 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Specific Security Agreement – SSA – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 62.76 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Subscription and Unit Holders Deed – SUHD – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 383.72 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report Trust Deed – TD – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 130.15 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report UT4 amendments – UT4 SUFA DAAU – draft decision Appendix B pdf, 1.03 Mb
10 August 2017 Draft report SUFA rent model – Annual – Write-up pdf, 886.48 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report SUFA rent model – Annual – spreadsheet xlsx, 108.36 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report SUFA rent model – Monthly – Write-up pdf, 764.72 Kb
10 August 2017 Draft report SUFA rent model – Monthly – spreadsheet xlsx, 137.61 Kb
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Title Document
18 April 2017 Submission Pacific National submission on Aurizon Networks UT4 SUFA DAAU pdf, 48.17 Kb
18 April 2017 Submission QRC submission on Aurizon Networks UT4 SUFA DAAU pdf, 204.64 Kb
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Title Document
18 January 2017 Submission Aurizon Networks UT4 SUFA DAAU cover letter pdf, 76.27 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission UT4 SUFA DAAU covering submission pdf, 1.40 Mb
18 January 2017 Submission Schedule 2 – UT4 – marked up pdf, 2.70 Mb
18 January 2017 Submission Subscription and Unit Holders Deed – marked up pdf, 539.01 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Subscription and Unit Holders Deed – clean pdf, 758.92 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Trust Deed – marked up pdf, 247.36 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Trust Deed – clean pdf, 314.04 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Specific Security Agreement – marked up pdf, 149.71 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Specific Security Agreement – clean pdf, 160.70 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Rail Corridor Agreement – marked up pdf, 150.43 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Rail Corridor Agreement – clean pdf, 168.36 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Integrated Network Deed – marked up pdf, 248.48 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Integrated Network Deed – clean pdf, 305.89 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Financing Side Deed – marked up pdf, 197.12 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Financing Side Deed – clean pdf, 228.29 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Design and Construct Contract – marked up pdf, 239.33 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Design and Construct Contract – clean pdf, 249.44 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Extension Project Agreement – marked up pdf, 268.37 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Extension Project Agreement – clean pdf, 333.88 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Extension Infrastructure Sub-Lease – marked up pdf, 347.00 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Extension Infrastructure Sub-Lease – clean pdf, 450.85 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Extension Infrastructure Head Lease – marked up pdf, 308.40 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Extension Infrastructure Head Lease – clean pdf, 413.58 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Construction Agreement – marked up pdf, 550.90 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Construction Agreement – clean pdf, 655.31 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Access Agreement Specific Terms Deed – marked up pdf, 180.99 Kb
18 January 2017 Submission Access Agreement Specific Terms Deed – clean pdf, 190.12 Kb
Date
Title Document
08 May 2019 Notice Updated Notice of time periods – September 2017 – UT4 SUFA DAAU pdf, 406.68 Kb
18 January 2017 Notice UT4 SUFA DAAU Notice of investigation and time periods pdf, 557.00 Kb