Draft Decision Released on DBCT's Ring-fencing Arrangements

The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has today released a draft decision on Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Management’s (DBCTM’s) November 2015 ring-fencing draft amending access undertaking (DAAU).

QCA Chair Professor Roy Green said the draft decision was to not approve DBCTM’s DAAU and to indicate where the QCA considers the DAAU should be amended in order for it to be approved.

“Our draft decision discusses our assessment of the DAAU and the reasons for our decision,” he said.

“Overall, we consider the majority of the arrangements proposed by DBCTM in its DAAU are fair and appropriate. However, there are a number of areas where we consider DBCTM’s proposals need to be amended. These are detailed in the draft decision.

“We are now conducting public consultation on the draft decision and we encourage interested stakeholders to make a submission.”

Professor Green said consultation is an important part of the QCA’s assessment processes and all submissions received would be taken into account in developing a final decision on the DAAU.

Stakeholders are requested to provide submissions to the QCA by 29 March  2016.

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