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 and subsequently amended the claim on 22 November 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.
Stakeholders were invited to provide comments on the claim and proposed sample by 25 November 2019. No submissions were received.
The 2018–19 capital expenditure claim and related documents are available for download below.
Aurizon Network amended its 2018–19 capital expenditure claim on 22 November 2019, withdrawing project IV.00323—a -$1.1 track upgrade project—from the claim.
Aurizon Network’s amendment letter, its 2018–19 capital expenditure claim and related documents are available for download below.
|25 October 2019||Aurizon Network’s 2018–19 capital expenditure claim was submitted|
|11 November 2019||Aurizon Network’s submission and the QCA‘s project sample list were published, and stakeholder submissions invited|
|22 November 2019||Aurizon Network amended to its 2018–2019 capital expenditure claim|
|25 November 2019||Stakeholder submissions closed|
Reports and papers
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.
|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
|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|
|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|
|03 December 2018||Submission||Pacific National—submission on Aurizon Network’s claim||pdf, 454.60 Kb|