2013 draft access undertaking

Status
Past review
Final report
08/11/2014

On 11 August 2014, Aurizon Network withdrew its original 2013 DAU and submitted a replacement 2014 DAU for our approval.

The 2013 DAU explanatory documentation remains relevant to our 2014 DAU assessment.

Aurizon Network intended for the 2013 DAU to replace its approved 2010 access undertaking. It was made up of three volumes, submitted to us 30 April 2013.

As part of our investigation of the 2013 DAU, the we invited written submissions from interested parties by 10 October 2013. We published 11 stakeholders’ submissions.

On 29 November 2013, we received a submission from Aurizon Network that responded to matters raised by stakeholders in their initial written submissions.

The QCA invited stakeholders to provide any comments on matters raised in Aurizon Network’s response by 20 January 2014.  Eight further submissions were received.

On 29 January 2014, the QCA published two reports prepared by consultants to it (Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) and RSM Bird Cameron (RSMBC)) into the proposed maintenance, operating and capital costs contained in Aurizon Network’s 2013 DAU.

Interested parties were invited to provide comments on these reports. At the request of stakeholders, the due date for submissions was extended to 7 March 2014 (previously 17 February 2014).

Cost of capital

The QCA determines a cost of capital to apply to the regulated firms under its jurisdiction. This includes discussions on the current methodology for determining the cost of capital for regulated entities such as those operating in the rail sector, including Aurizon Network.

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
15 November 2013 Consultation paper QCA Consultation Paper Addendum pdf, 115.04 Kb
30 August 2013 Consultation paper QCA Consultation Paper pdf, 472.10 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 March 2014 Submission Asciano Comments pdf, 146.02 Kb
15 March 2014 Submission Aurizon Network Comments pdf, 967.22 Kb
23 April 2014 Submission BMA Comments pdf, 460.12 Kb
15 March 2014 Submission QRC Comments – Maint Costs docx, 197.15 Kb
15 March 2014 Submission QRC Comments – Op Costs docx, 167.62 Kb
15 March 2014 Submission Vale Comments pdf, 1.30 Mb
Date
Title Document
17 February 2014 Consultant report SKM Maintenance Cost Report Addendum pdf, 213.11 Kb
29 January 2013 Consultant report RSMBC Operating Cost Part 1 pdf, 15.93 Mb
29 January 2013 Consultant report RSMBC Operating Cost Part 2 pdf, 12.49 Mb
29 January 2013 Consultant report RSMBC Operating Cost Part 3 pdf, 1.70 Mb
29 January 2014 Consultant report SKM Maintenance Cost Report pdf, 2.89 Mb
24 October 2013 Consultant report Energy Economics – Central QLD Coal Railings Forecast July 2013 pdf, 493.34 Kb
Date
Title Document
20 January 2014 Submission Anglo Response pdf, 248.69 Kb
29 January 2013 Submission Anglo Response Schedule 1 pdf, 255.75 Kb
29 January 2013 Submission Anglo Response Schedule 2 pdf, 184.50 Kb
29 January 2013 Submission Anglo Response Schedule 3 pdf, 96.67 Kb
29 January 2013 Submission Asciano Response pdf, 140.96 Kb
29 November 2013 Submission Aurizon Network Response pdf, 3.80 Mb
29 January 2013 Submission BMA and BMC Response pdf, 231.75 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission Glencore Response pdf, 19.02 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission QRC Letter Revised Part 11 Response pdf, 183.46 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission QRC Revised Response Part 11 pdf, 2.07 Mb
29 January 2014 Submission QRC Response pdf, 481.65 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission QRC Response Annex A pdf, 817.29 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission QRC Response Annex B pdf, 283.96 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission QRC Response Annex C pdf, 230.51 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission QRC Response Annex D pdf, 471.69 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission QRC Response Annex E pdf, 189.31 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission RTCA Response pdf, 58.83 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission Vale Response pdf, 523.83 Kb
29 January 2014 Submission Wesfarmers Response pdf, 349.15 Kb
Date
Title Document
24 October 2013 Submission Anglo pdf, 342.75 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Asciano pdf, 3.79 Mb
24 October 2013 Submission Asciano – Att 2 pdf, 259.56 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Asciano – Att 3 pdf, 52.72 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission BMA and BMC pdf, 436.95 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission BMA and BMC Letter pdf, 128.87 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Freightliner pdf, 715.11 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Glencore pdf, 419.80 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Peabody pdf, 1.30 Mb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Main Submission 00 pdf, 613.85 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 01 – Part 2 Industry mark-up pdf, 31.45 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 02 – Part 3-1 Ringfencing mark-up pdf, 67.67 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 03 – Part 3-2 Deed mark-up pdf, 28.22 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 04 – Part 3-3 Conf Deed pdf, 35.04 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 05 – Part 4 mark-up pdf, 159.75 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 06 – Part 5 mark-up pdf, 1.14 Mb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 07 – Part 6 mark-up pdf, 102.30 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 08 – Part 7 mark-up pdf, 93.68 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 09 – Part 8-1 mark-up pdf, 264.49 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 10 Part 8-2 Funding Agreement mark-up pdf, 190.22 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 11 Part 8-3 Tax Ruling pdf, 40.03 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 12 Part 8-4 mark-up pdf, 289.26 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 13 – Part 9 mark-up pdf, 29.93 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 14 Part 10 mark-up pdf, 114.62 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 15 – Part 11 mark-up pdf, 112.87 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 16 – Sch E mark-up pdf, 159.83 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission 17 – Sch F mark-up pdf, 263.44 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission Pricing 1 – WACC pdf, 198.19 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission Pricing 2 – McKenzie and Partington Report pdf, 1.72 Mb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission Pricing 3 – Castalia report pdf, 426.71 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission Pricing 4 – Operating costs pdf, 118.69 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission Pricing 5 – Maintenance costs pdf, 112.66 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission Pricing 6 – Capital indicator pdf, 11.51 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission Pricing 7 – Ballast fouling pdf, 16.51 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission QRC Submission Pricing 8 – Depreciation pdf, 15.64 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission RTCA pdf, 4.21 Mb
24 October 2013 Submission RTCA Submission Letter pdf, 31.30 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Stanwell pdf, 6.90 Mb
24 October 2013 Submission Vale pdf, 796.72 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Wesfarmers pdf, 294.48 Kb
Date
Title Document
24 October 2013 Submission Undertaking Body and Schedules pdf, 1.49 Mb
Date
Title Document
15 April 2013 Submission Cover Page pdf, 26.21 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Table of Contents pdf, 28.06 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Extension Infrastructure Agreement pdf, 320.39 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Extension Infrastructure Lease pdf, 414.00 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Project Management Agreement Deed pdf, 551.38 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Rail Corridor Agreement pdf, 261.33 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Subscription and Unit Holders Deed pdf, 704.78 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Trust Deed pdf, 303.74 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Umbrella Agreement pdf, 341.20 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 April 2013 Submission Cover Page pdf, 26.21 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Table of Contents pdf, 28.06 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Standard End User Access Agreement pdf, 1.79 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Standard Train Operations Agreement pdf, 731.51 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Standard Rail Connection Agreement pdf, 335.67 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Standard Operator Access Agreement pdf, 951.36 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Standard Studies Funding Agreement – Feasibility pdf, 349.77 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Standard Studies Funding Agreement – Prefeasibility pdf, 342.63 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Standard Access Holder Access Agreement pdf, 2.98 Mb
Date
Title Document
24 October 2013 Submission Overview and Summary – Volume 1 pdf, 849.44 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Explanatory materials DAU Proposal – Volume 2 pdf, 5.30 Mb
24 October 2013 Submission MAR and Reference Tariffs – Volume 3 pdf, 4.19 Mb
24 October 2013 Submission Maintenance Costs pdf, 5.17 Mb
09 December 2013 Submission UT4 ‘Coal System Aggregate’ Model xlsm, 670.42 Kb
24 October 2013 Submission Aurizon Network Letter – Replacement Annex G pdf, 227.04 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 March 2013 Submission Index pdf, 33.80 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex A SFG Return on Equity pdf, 713.24 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex B SFG Systemic Risk pdf, 522.86 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex C SFG – Risk Free Rate Estimate pdf, 233.15 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex D SFG Gamma pdf, 426.01 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex E VAA – Debt Risk and Market Risk Premium pdf, 1.21 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex F Synergies Commercial and Reg Risks pdf, 538.32 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex G E-Y – Benchmark Corp Overheads pdf, 864.48 Kb
15 January 2014 Submission Annex G Updated E-Y Benchmark Corp Overheads pdf, 518.42 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex I – Willis Insurance Premiums pdf, 305.83 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex J Deloitte – SUFA risk assessment pdf, 727.85 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex K Evans and Peck Ballast Fouling Study pdf, 1.50 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex L Sapere Cost allocation and mine infrastructure pdf, 350.48 Kb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex M Electric Infrastructure Analysis pdf, 243.74 Kb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex N Evans and Peck Op and Maint Costs pdf, 9.05 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex P Worley Parsons et al UT3 Parallel Comparison pdf, 4.68 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex Q Worley Parsons Life Asset Register pdf, 1.69 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex R Worley Parsons – Marginal Costs Variabilities 8 August 2008 pdf, 2.12 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex S Worley Parsons Maintenance Variability pdf, 1.82 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex T Worley Parsons Optimising Depots Locations pdf, 2.03 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex U Worley Parsons Service Level Specifications pdf, 1.98 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex V Worley Parsons Benchmark pdf, 2.67 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex W Worley Parsons Site Visit Record pdf, 4.55 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex Y Maps pdf, 4.47 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex Z Legislation pdf, 234.07 Kb
18 April 2013 Submission Annex AA Safety Alert Examples pdf, 2.55 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex AB Critical Asset Calendar pdf, 101.37 Kb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex AC Ballast Fouling pdf, 1.62 Mb
15 April 2013 Submission Annex AD Maintenance Survey pdf, 1.48 Mb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex AE Deloitte Maint Services Overheads pdf, 841.80 Kb
15 August 2013 Submission Annex AF BIS Shrapnel Maintenance Cost Escalation pdf, 304.17 Kb
Date
Title Document
11 August 2014 Submission 2013DAU Withdrawal Letter pdf, 359.62 Kb
29 May 2014 Other documents QCA Letter – New Timetable pdf, 450.84 Kb
10 September 2013 Other documents QCA Letter Update – Oct 13 pdf, 320.98 Kb
24 October 2013 Notice QCA Notice of Investigation – May 13 pdf, 118.27 Kb
24 October 2013 Notice QCA Notice of Time Periods – May 13 pdf, 44.99 Kb
29 January 2014 Notice QCA Revised Notice of Time Periods – Jan 14 pdf, 348.69 Kb
26 September 2013 Other documents QCA Letter Process Update – Sep 13 pdf, 380.00 Kb
05 November 2013 Other documents QCA Letter Process Update – Nov 13 pdf, 382.05 Kb
28 August 2013 Submission Aurizon Network Letter – Aug 13 pdf, 47.12 Kb
17 May 2013 Other documents QCA Letter Process Update – May 13 pdf, 286.44 Kb

2009 draft access undertaking

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
25 October 2013 Draft report 2009 Draft Decision pdf, 1.72 Mb
Date
Title Document
25 October 2013 Consultant report ACG – Consultant Report re: Cost of capital (Dec 09) pdf, 1.97 Mb
25 October 2013 Consultant report Everthing Infrastructure – Consultant Report re: Western System DORC (Dec 09) pdf, 286.89 Kb
25 October 2013 Consultant report GHD – Consultant Report re: Maintenance Cost Index (Dec 09) pdf, 1.54 Mb
25 October 2013 Consultant report GHD – Consultant Report re: Assessment of Operating and Maintenance Costs (Dec 09) pdf, 493.14 Kb
25 October 2013 Consultant report PriceWaterhouseCoopers – Consultant Report re: Self Insurance (Dec 09) pdf, 500.08 Kb
25 October 2013 Consultant report Wood Mackenzie – Consultant Report re: Volume Forecast Review(Dec 09) pdf, 264.48 Kb
Date
Title Document
25 October 2013 Submission QR Network – Statement of Regulatory Intent (Jan 10) pdf, 209.23 Kb
25 October 2013 Notice QCA – Notice of Time Periods (May 09) pdf, 106.43 Kb
25 October 2013 Notice QCA – Notice of Investigation Letter (Sept 08) pdf, 22.20 Kb
Date
Title Document
25 October 2013 Submission Anglo Coal – Submission re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 1.38 Mb
25 October 2013 Submission ARTC – Submission re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 646.20 Kb
25 October 2013 Submission Asciano – Submission re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 124.21 Kb
25 October 2013 Submission Queensland Treasury – Submission re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 47.35 Kb
25 October 2013 Submission Queensland Treasury Corporation – Submission re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 251.88 Kb
25 October 2013 Submission QR National Coal – re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 532.32 Kb
25 October 2013 Submission QR Network – Submission re: Draft Decision – Volume 1 (Feb 10) pdf, 320.91 Kb
25 October 2013 Submission QR Network – Submission re: Draft Decision – Volume 2 (Feb 10) pdf, 1.14 Mb
25 October 2013 Submission QR Network – Submission re: Draft Decision – Attachments (Feb 10) pdf, 8.25 Mb
25 October 2013 Submission Queensland Resources Council – Submission re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 279.25 Kb
25 October 2013 Submission Rio Tinto Coal – Submission re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 176.51 Kb
25 October 2013 Submission Xstrata – Submission re: Draft Decision (Feb 10) pdf, 1.81 Mb

2008 draft access undertaking

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
25 October 2013 Draft report 2008 Draft Decision pdf, 14.03 Kb
25 October 2013 Draft report 2006 Draft Access Undertaking pdf, 9.78 Kb
Date
Title Document
15 October 2008 Other documents Letter: Notice of Investigation pdf, 22.16 Kb
15 October 2008 Notice Notice of Time Periods: 2008 Re-submitted DAU pdf, 37.33 Kb
15 October 2008 Notice Notice of Time Periods pdf, 40.15 Kb
15 September 2008 Draft report Draft Decision: QR Network’s 2008 DAU pdf, 119.04 Kb
15 May 2008 Other papers Position Paper: QR’s Preliminary 2008 DAU Proposal pdf, 98.41 Kb