The 2017 access undertaking outlines a process for determining how Aurizon Network is to resolve capacity deficits identified across the central Queensland coal network. This involves an independent expert recommending, and the QCA determining, appropriate transitional arrangements for Aurizon Network to implement.
Aurizon Network submitted a draft amending access undertaking (the Concept Study DAAU), which seeks to expressly provide for a staged implementation of proposed initiatives to address capacity deficits, including to:
- facilitate further studies be undertaken prior to the independent expert providing its recommendation (or the QCA making its or determination)
- provide for the independent expert to consider other factors in making its recommendation
- enable Aurizon Network to recover all reasonable costs of undertaking further studies, where required.
We have released our preliminary position that we are minded to refuse to approve the Concept Study DAAU.
Submissions have closed. All relevant documents are available for download below.
We will continue to assess Aurizon Network’s proposal.
Report and papers
|25 August 2022||Consultation paper||QCA – Preliminary position||pdf, 481.85 Kb|
|23 June 2022||Submission||Aurizon Network – Concept Study DAAU – supporting submission||pdf, 363.06 Kb|
|23 June 2022||Submission||Aurizon Network – Concept Study DAAU – 2017 AU mark-up||pdf, 90.07 Kb|