Capital expenditure claims

Status
In progress

Aurizon Network submits its capital expenditure claim annually. We assess the prudency and efficiency of Aurizon Network’s capital expenditure to determine if it should be included in Aurizon Network’s regulatory asset base for the Central Queensland coal network.

In our assessment we focus, for each project, on the:

•              scope of works

•              standard of works

•              cost of works.

The assessment framework is set out in schedule E of the 2017 access undertaking.

Capital expenditure claim 2018–19

Aurizon Network submitted its 2018–19 capital expenditure claim on 25 October 2019. A sample of this claim, outlined in our stakeholder notice, will be assessed for prudency and efficiency under schedule E of the 2017 undertaking.

We are seeking stakeholders’ comments on the claim and proposed sample by Monday, 25 November 2019.

Make a submission.

The 2018–19 capital expenditure claim and related documents are available for download below.

Date Action
25 October 2019 Aurizon Network submitted its 2018–19 capital expenditure claim
11 November 2019 We published Aurizon Network’s submission and our project sample list, and invited stakeholder submissions
25 November 2019 Stakeholder submissions are due

Reports and papers

Date
Title Document
25 October 2019 Submission AN—Capital expenditure report 2018–19 pdf, 1000.39 Kb
Date
Title Document
11 November 2019 Notice QCA—Stakeholder notice and sample list pdf, 692.83 Kb

Capital expenditure claim 2017–18

Aurizon Network initially submitted its 2017–18 capital expenditure claim on 31 October 2018. It amended its claim on 16 November 2018.

We approved most of Aurizon Network’s amended capital expenditure claim for 2017–18, except for two projects that required adjustments, as outlined in our decision notice. All relevant documents, including our decision notice, are available for download below.

Date Action
20 September 2018 We published our assessment approach for the 2017–18 capital expenditure claim
31 October 2018 Aurizon Network submitted its 2017–18 capital expenditure claim
16 November 2018 Aurizon Network amended its claim
19 November 2018 We published Aurizon Network’s submissions and our project sample list, and invited stakeholder submissions
3 December 2018 Submissions period closed—we received one submission
14 February 2019 We published our amended project sample list
21 February 2019 Assessment of the claim transitioned to the approved 2017 access undertaking
27 May 2019 We published our consultant’s assessment report and invited stakeholder submissions
24 June 2019 Submissions period closed—we received one submission
15 August 2019 We provided Aurizon Network with a draft of our decision
12 September 2019 Aurizon Network responded to the draft of our decision
24 October 2019 We made our decision not to approve part of the claim

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
24 October 2019 Final report QCA—final decision notice pdf, 2.28 Mb
Date
Title Document
02 October 2019 Consultant report AECOM—October notice of advice (redacted) pdf, 1.12 Mb
24 July 2019 Consultant report AECOM—July notice of advice (redacted) pdf, 979.92 Kb
24 May 2019 Consultant report AECOM—assessment report (redacted) pdf, 979.59 Kb
Date
Title Document
12 September 2019 Submission Aurizon Network—response to draft decision pdf, 13.06 Mb
24 June 2019 Submission Aurizon Network—submission on consultant report (redacted) pdf, 17.68 Mb
31 October 2018 Submission Aurizon Network—letter pdf, 203.62 Kb
16 November 2018 Submission Aurizon Network—amendment letter pdf, 300.98 Kb
16 November 2018 Submission Aurizon Network—amended capital expenditure claim 2017–18 report pdf, 1.33 Mb
Date
Title Document
27 May 2019 Notice QCA—stakeholder notice on consultant report pdf, 546.24 Kb
14 February 2019 Notice QCA—amended sample notice pdf, 558.95 Kb
19 November 2018 Notice QCA—stakeholder notice and sample list pdf, 693.99 Kb
20 September 2018 Other documents QCA—assessment approach for Aurizon Network’s 2017–18 capital expenditure claim pdf, 648.13 Kb
Date
Title Document
03 December 2018 Submission Pacific National—submission on Aurizon Network’s claim pdf, 454.60 Kb