Aurizon Network's 2017 access undertaking (UT5)

Status
In effect

Aurizon Network’s 2017 access undertaking sets out the terms and conditions under which Aurizon Network provides access to its rail infrastructure in central Queensland. It also outlines the process required for an access seeker to negotiate access to the infrastructure, and how any disputes in relation to access are to be resolved.

Aurizon Network’s 2017 access undertaking came into effect on 21 February 2019. The undertaking is subject to amendment through a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) process under the QCA Act.

The most recent 2017 access undertaking is based on the approvals listed below.

Date approved Approved access undertaking and DAAUs
21 February 2019 2017 DAU (amended), which became the 2017 access undertaking
24 June 2019 Amended by the reference tariff variation DAAU
18 July 2019 Amended by the 2019 electric traction DAAU

Aurizon Network’s 2017 access undertaking and relevant standard agreements, as approved by the QCA, are found below.

2017 access undertaking

Standard access agreement

Standard rail connection agreement

Standard studies funding agreement

Standard train operations deed

Aurizon Network can seek to vary its approved access undertaking at any time by submitting a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) to the QCA under the QCA Act.

DAAU Status
UT5 DAAU In progress
Reference tariff variation DAAU Approved on 24 June 2019
2019 Electric traction DAAU Approved on 18 July 2019
2019 Volume Reset DAAU In progress

 

We monitor Aurizon Network’s ongoing compliance with its 2017 access undertaking.

Aurizon Network is obliged to undertake a number of activities in accordance with its undertaking, some of which require the our approval (e.g. annual approval of capital expenditure, revenue cap adjustments and reference tariff variations).

We also assess ad hoc requests from Aurizon Network for approval of matters required by the undertaking.

Compliance activities

Capital expenditure claim

Adjustment charges

Regulatory asset base roll-forward 

Revenue adjustment amounts