Standard rail connection agreement

Status
Past review
Final report
24/04/2013

Aurizon Network’s approved 2010 access undertaking required it to submit a proposed standard rail connection agreement to the QCA for approval.

On 14 December 2012, we made a final decision to not approve the proposal, setting out how Aurizon Network should amend the proposal.  Aurizon Network subsequently submitted an amended proposal, but this did not strictly comply with our final decision.

Thus, we developed, and subsequently approved, our own proposed SRCA.

The SRCA applied from 24 April 2013. Accordingly, unless otherwise agreed, any future rail connection agreements entered into during the term of the 2010 access undertaking had to be consistent with the terms of the SRCA.

Aurizon Network and a private infrastructure owner were allowed to agree to terms and conditions that differ from the SRCA, but in the event that negotiations fail, we would have regard to the SRCA in resolving a dispute.

On 27 June 2012, we made a draft decision to not approve Aurizon Network’s proposed SRCA.

On 30 June 2011, Aurizon Network submitted its proposed standard rail connection agreement (SRCA) to us for approval.

Reports and papers

Date
Title Document
15 April 2013 Final report Approved Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 229.38 Kb
15 April 2013 Final report Approved Standard Rail Connection Agreement docx, 148.48 Kb
15 April 2013 Other documents Letter to Aurizon Network re – Final Approval pdf, 238.62 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 April 2013 Submission Asciano – Submission to the QCA on the SRCA pdf, 398.13 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Aurizon Network Pty Ltd – Letter re – Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 156.52 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission QRC – Letter to QCA in relation to Standard Connection Agreement pdf, 42.08 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Vale Australia Pty Ltd – QCA Proposed Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 324.83 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 March 2013 Draft report Comparison between final decision and Authority own drafting pdf, 246.53 Kb
15 March 2013 Draft report Detailed drafting pdf, 232.16 Kb
15 March 2013 Other documents Letter to Aurizon Network pdf, 115.39 Kb
Date
Title Document
14 December 2012 Final report Detailed Drafting Required – Appendix A pdf, 570.07 Kb
14 December 2012 Final report Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 255.94 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 March 2013 Submission Aurizon Network Pty Ltd – Letter re – Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 343.29 Kb
15 March 2013 Submission Asciano – Submission to the Queensland Competition Authority in relation to the Aurizon Network Proposed Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 135.20 Kb
15 March 2013 Submission QRC – Letter to QCA in relation to Standard Connection Agreement pdf, 124.31 Kb
15 March 2013 Submission Vale Australia Pty Ltd – Aurizon Network Proposed Amendments to the SRCA pdf, 834.74 Kb
14 September 2012 Submission Anglo American Metallurgical Coal – Submission to the Queensland Competition Authority Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 23.16 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 February 2013 Submission Aurizon Network Pty Ltd – Standard Rail Connection Agreement – Resubmitted proposed SRCA pdf, 346.68 Kb
15 February 2013 Submission Aurizon Network Pty Ltd – Standard Rail Connection Agreement – Response to Queensland Competition Authority Final Decision pdf, 66.40 Kb
15 February 2013 Submission Letter from Aurizon Network to the Authority pdf, 101.32 Kb
Date
Title Document
14 December 2012 Submission Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd pdf, 144.52 Kb
16 November 2012 Submission QR Network Pty Ltd – Standard Rail Connection Agreement – Supplementary Submission on QCA Draft Decision pdf, 2.27 Mb
16 November 2012 QRC – Letter from QRC to QCA – Standard Connection Agreement pdf, 1.02 Mb
14 September 2012 Submission Anglo American Metallurgical Coal – Submission to the Queensland Competition Authority Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 23.16 Kb
14 September 2012 Submission Bandanna Energy Ltd – Cockatoo Coal Ltd – Submission to QCA – Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 102.55 Kb
14 September 2012 Submission QR Network Pty Ltd – Comparison between proposed SRCA of 30 June 2011 and resubmission of September pdf, 480.83 Kb
14 September 2012 Submission QR Network Pty Ltd – Comparison between QCA-proposed SRCA of 27 June 2012 and resubmission of September 2012 pdf, 295.61 Kb
14 September 2012 Submission QR Network Pty Ltd – Resubmitted proposed SRCA as of September 2012 pdf, 234.28 Kb
14 September 2012 QRC – QRC submission to the QCA – Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 350.03 Kb
14 September 2012 Submission Vale Australia Pty Ltd – Letter re – QCA draft decision QR Network Proposed Standard Rail Connection (Sept 12) pdf, 6.61 Mb
06 September 2012 Submission Asciano – Submission to the Queensland Competition Authority in relation to its Draft Decision on QR Network’s Proposed Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 119.67 Kb
06 September 2012 Submission BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance – BMA – BHP Billiton Mitsui – BMC- Letter Re – QCA Draft Decision pdf, 1.49 Mb
06 September 2012 Submission QR Network Pty Ltd – Standard Rail Connection Agreement – Response to Queensland Competition Authority Draft Decision pdf, 2.65 Mb
Date
Title Document
15 June 2012 Draft report Suggested changes to drafting – Appendix A pdf, 475.88 Kb
15 June 2012 Draft report Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 181.14 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 July 2011 Submission QR Network explanatory notes to proposed Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 1.39 Mb
15 July 2011 Submission QR Network proposed Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 906.91 Kb
15 July 2011 Submission Letter from QR Network to the Authority pdf, 206.02 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 November 2011 Submission Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd pdf, 61.94 Kb
14 October 2011 Submission Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd pdf, 36.68 Kb
14 October 2011 Submission Asciano submission on Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 137.31 Kb
14 October 2011 Submission QRC submission marked-up changes to the Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 394.15 Kb
14 October 2011 Submission QRC submission on Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 292.21 Kb
14 October 2011 Submission Vale submission on Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 944.44 Kb