DBCT's 2019 draft access undertaking

Status
In progress

DBCT Management’s 2019 draft access undertaking (2019 DAU) sets out the terms and conditions DBCT Management proposed for negotiating access to the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT), after the 2017 access undertaking terminates in July 2021.

Interim draft decision published

We have made an interim draft decision to refuse to approve the pricing model, as proposed in DBCT Management’s 2019 DAU. Our reasons for this decision and how we consider DBCT Management could amend its pricing model in order to be appropriate to approve, are outlined in the report available for download below.

We invite stakeholders to comment on the matters discussed in our interim draft decision by Friday, 24 April 2020.

Make a submission

DBCT Management’s 2017 access undertaking notionally terminates on 1 July 2021.

We issued DBCT Management with an initial undertaking notice on 12 October 2017, requiring it to give us a draft access undertaking for the services declared under section 250(1)(c) of the QCA Act by 1 July 2019. This written notice was given in accordance with section 133(1)(b) of the QCA Act.

We published a statement of regulatory intent for the assessment of DBCT Management’s 2019 DAU, on 11 June 2019.

DBCT Management lodged its 2019 DAU on 1 July 2019 and we published it on 5 July 2019, inviting stakeholder submissions. We received three submissions during this first round of stakeholder consultation.

DBCT Management proposed a shift from the existing pricing model, in its 2019 DAU, about which stakeholders expressed concerns and disagreement. As this matter represents a key aspect of our assessment of the 2019 DAU, we considered it pragmatic to publish an interim draft decision to outline our views on the proposed pricing model.

We invited further submissions from stakeholders on matters relevant to the proposed interim draft decision and received a further three submissions.

We have made an interim draft decision to refuse to approve the 2019 DAU, based on our preliminary assessment of the proposed pricing model. We invite stakeholder submissions on this interim draft decision by Friday 24 April 2020.

The 2019 DAU and related documents are available below.

Date Action
12 October 2017 We issued an initial undertaking notice
11 June 2019 We published our statement of regulatory intent
1 July 2019 DBCTM lodged its 2019 DAU
5 July 2019 We published the DAU and invited stakeholder submissions
23 September 2019 Submissions period closed—we received three submissions
25 October 2019 We updated our assessment process and invited further stakeholder submissions
22 November 2019 Submissions period closed—we received three further submissions
24 February 2020 We published our interim draft decision to refuse to approve the 2019 DAU
24 April 2020 Submissions period on interim draft decision closes

Report and papers

Date
Title Document
24 February 2020 Draft report QCA—Interim draft decision pdf, 1.26 Mb
Date
Title Document
24 February 2020 Notice QCA—notice for submissions on interim draft decision pdf, 539.49 Kb
Date
Title Document
22 November 2019 Submission DBCTM—Further submission (redacted) pdf, 477.31 Kb
22 November 2019 Submission DBCT User Group—Further submission (redacted) pdf, 473.79 Kb
22 November 2019 Submission New Hope Group—Further submission (redacted) pdf, 439.36 Kb
Date
Title Document
23 September 2019 Submission DBCT User Group—Submission on 2019 DAU (redacted) pdf, 2.00 Mb
23 September 2019 Submission New Hope Group—Submission on 2019 DAU (redacted) pdf, 482.56 Kb
23 September 2019 Submission Whitehaven-Coal—Submission-on-2019-DAU pdf, 43.37 Kb
Date
Title Document
01 July 2019 Submission DBCTM—Cover letter pdf, 1020.42 Kb
01 July 2019 Submission DBCTM—2019 DAU submission (redacted, incl. Appendix 5) pdf, 1.24 Mb
01 July 2019 Submission DBCTM-Appendix 1 GHD Rehabilitation Plan pdf, 3.49 Mb
01 July 2019 Submission DBCTM-Appendix 2 Non-price terms of access pdf, 89.09 Kb
01 July 2019 Submission DBCTM-Appendix 3 DBCT 2019 DAU pdf, 822.00 Kb
01 July 2019 Submission DBCTM-Appendix 4 DBCT 2019 SAA pdf, 464.92 Kb
01 July 2019 Submission DBCTM-Appendix 6 Master plan 2018 pdf, 3.77 Mb
Date
Title Document
25 October 2019 Notice QCA—notice for further submissions pdf, 675.20 Kb
23 August 2019 Notice QCA—Staff questions for stakeholders pdf, 591.67 Kb
05 July 2019 Notice QCA—Notice of investigation and time periods pdf, 561.59 Kb
11 June 2019 Other documents Statement of Regulatory Intent—DBCT Management’s 2019 DAU pdf, 807.18 Kb
12 October 2017 Notice QCA—Letter re DBCT initial undertaking notice pdf, 548.57 Kb
12 October 2017 Notice QCA—DBCT initial undertaking notice pdf, 315.96 Kb