GAPE DAAUs

Status
Past review
Final report
26/09/2013

Aurizon Network commenced running trains on the Goonyella to Abbot Point (GAP) system in December 2011, following completion of the Goonyella to Abbot Point Expansion (GAPE) project. The establishment of GAP as a new rail system required amendments to Aurizon Network’s 2010 access undertaking. Aurizon Network proposed amendments via a series of draft amending access undertakings (DAAUs).

Aurizon Network commenced running trains on the Goonyella to Abbot Point (GAP) system in December 2011, following completion of the Goonyella to Abbot Point Expansion (GAPE) project.

The establishment of GAP as a new rail system required amendments to Aurizon Network’s 2010 access undertaking.

Aurizon Network proposed amendments via a series of draft amending access undertakings (DAAUs).

June 2013 GAPE DAAU

The QCA’s final decision was to approve the June 2013 GAPE DAAU.

On 5 June 2013, Aurizon Network submitted a further GAPE DAAU (the June 2013 GAPE DAAU) to the QCA for approval.  The June 2013 GAPE DAAU maintained the tariff proposal contained in the earlier April 2013 GAPE DAAU, but proposed to revise aspects of that DAAU to address stakeholder concerns.  In particular, Aurizon Network removed previously sought amendments concerning any new connections to the Northern Missing Link.

On 25 July 2013, the QCA made a draft decision proposing to approve Aurizon Network’s June 2013 GAPE DAAU, including the GAPE reference tariff.

On 26 September 2013, the QCA made a final decision to approve the June 2013 GAPE DAAU.

The QCA’s decision documents, Aurizon Network’s proposal, and submissions received, can be downloaded below.

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
16 September 2013 Notice Notice of Time Periods pdf, 126.19 Kb
16 September 2013 Final report Final Approval Letter pdf, 286.39 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 July 2013 Draft report Draft Decision pdf, 447.74 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 July 2013 Notice Notice of Time Periods pdf, 187.87 Kb
14 June 2013 Notice Notice of Investigation pdf, 58.46 Kb
14 June 2013 Submission Aurizon Network – Letter – GAPE pdf, 150.92 Kb
14 June 2013 Other documents Revised GAPE – marked-up copy pdf, 1.27 Mb
14 June 2013 Other documents Revised GAPE – clean copy pdf, 2.39 Mb
15 April 2013 Consultant report B H Strategic Services Pty Ltd pdf, 349.24 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 August 2013 Submission Asciano submission on Draft Decision pdf, 227.58 Kb
14 June 2013 Submission Anglo American pdf, 66.65 Kb
14 June 2013 Submission Asciano pdf, 140.79 Kb
14 June 2013 Submission BMA pdf, 192.43 Kb
14 June 2013 Submission QRC pdf, 162.29 Kb
14 June 2013 Submission vale pdf, 980.56 Kb

April 2013 GAPE DAAU

Aurizon Network’s April 2013 GAPE DAAU proposed a reference tariff based on a lower set of maintenance costs for the GAPE infrastructure (relative to the September 2012 GAPE DAAU) and included a transitional tariff to apply in 2013-14 to GAPE traffics – note, transitional tariffs for the other CQCR systems were considered via a separate process (see the Aurizon Network Extension DAAU process).

Other changes in the April 2013 GAPE DAAU included removing a claim for equity raising costs. Aurizon Network has set out the changes made between its September 2012 and April 2013 GAPE DAAUs in a document entitled ‘Summary of Revisions’.

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
16 September 2013 Notice Notice of Investigation pdf, 120.89 Kb
14 June 2013 Notice Notice of Time Periods pdf, 88.85 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Summary of Revisions pdf, 429.31 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Revised GAPE Submission pdf, 5.30 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Revised GAPE (marked-up copy) pdf, 1.37 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Revised GAPE (clean copy) pdf, 1.36 Mb
Date
Title Document
15 May 2013 Submission Adani pdf, 1.88 Mb
15 May 2013 Submission Anglo American pdf, 71.73 Kb
15 May 2013 Submission Asciano pdf, 229.09 Kb
15 May 2013 Submission BMA pdf, 125.85 Kb
15 May 2013 Submission QRC pdf, 1.16 Mb
15 May 2013 Submission RTCA pdf, 137.45 Kb

2012 GAPE DAAU

On 10 September 2012, Aurizon Network submitted its first GAPE DAAU (the 2012 GAPE DAAU) to the QCA for approval.  In it, Aurizon Network proposed to amend its approved 2010 access undertaking to introduce a reference tariff for train services operating on the GAPE infrastructure, and to establish the GAP rail system.

On 12 April 2013, Aurizon Network withdrew its 2012 GAPE DAAU.  The QCA’s consideration of the 2012 GAPE DAAU thus concluded on that date.  Copies of Aurizon Network’s proposal, and submissions received, can be downloaded below, in the Archive section.

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
14 June 2013 Notice QCA – Notice of Time Periods pdf, 45.43 Kb
14 September 2012 Other documents QCA – Summary of GAPE DAAU Key Elements pdf, 150.06 Kb
14 September 2012 Other documents QR Network – GAPE Clean Undertaking pdf, 864.53 Kb
14 September 2012 Other documents QR Network – GAPE Marked-up Undertaking pdf, 1.20 Mb
14 September 2012 Other documents QR Network – GAPE Submission pdf, 1.06 Mb
Date
Title Document
15 November 2012 Submission Anglo American pdf, 88.34 Kb
15 November 2012 Submission Asciano pdf, 227.91 Kb
15 November 2012 Submission BMA pdf, 2.38 Mb
15 November 2012 Submission Middlemount pdf, 48.34 Kb
15 November 2012 Submission QCoal pdf, 513.09 Kb
15 November 2012 Submission QRC pdf, 1.16 Mb
15 November 2012 Submission RTCA pdf, 195.12 Kb
15 October 2012 Submission Vale pdf, 993.90 Kb
15 October 2012 Submission Xstrata Coal pdf, 610.57 Kb