We made a final decision on 23 May 2018 to approve Aurizon Network’s $16.90 million (pre-escalation) tropical cyclone Debbie review event application, as amended on 21 March 2018.
On 28 March 2017, tropical cyclone Debbie caused widespread damage to Aurizon Network’s infrastructure in Central Queensland. Where a review event occurs, Aurizon Network may propose to vary reference tariffs under clause 5 of schedule F of the 2016 access undertaking.
Aurizon Network proposed to recover costs arising from cyclone Debbie in tariffs to apply on an interim basis between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018. These interim tariffs were also reflected in a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) to extend the termination date of the 2016 undertaking to 30 June 2018, which was approved by us on 9 November 2017. When a replacement undertaking (UT5) is approved there will be a final reconciliation and true-up so that only approved costs are recovered.
Aurizon Network’s review event submission can be downloaded below.
|22 September 2017||Aurizon Network submitted $16.93 million claim|
|18 October 2017||Aurizon Network provided RSM Australia cost review|
|7 November 2017||Aurizon Network provided supplementary information letter|
|10 November 2017||Submissions closed|
|21 March 2018||Aurizon Network amended its claim to $16.90 million|
|20 April 2018||The QCA published an expert report and draft decision|
|3 May 2018||Submissions closed|
|23 May 2018||QCA made final decision to approve the claim|
Reports and papers
|23 May 2018||Final report||QCA – Final decision on Aurizon Networks 2017 flood claim||pdf, 1.58 Mb|
|19 April 2018||Draft report||QCA – Letter to Aurizon Network on its 2017 flood claim||pdf, 215.89 Kb|
|19 April 2018||Draft report||QCA – Draft decision on Aurizon Networks 2017 flood claim||pdf, 1.06 Mb|
|23 March 2018||Consultant report||AECOM – Review of Aurizon Networks 2017 flood claim||pdf, 3.86 Mb|
|21 March 2018||Submission||Aurizon Network – Amendment to the 2017 flood claim||pdf, 893.73 Kb|
|10 November 2017||Submission||Anglo American – Aurizon Networks 2017 flood claim||pdf, 126.52 Kb|
|10 November 2017||Submission||QRC – Aurizon Network 2017 flood claim||pdf, 74.51 Kb|
|07 November 2017||Submission||Aurizon Network – Supplementary Information – 2017 Flood Claim||pdf, 176.46 Kb|
|18 October 2017||Submission||Aurizon Network-RSM Australia cost review of 2017 Flood Claim||pdf, 676.86 Kb|
|22 September 2017||Submission||Aurizon Network-Submission Letter||pdf, 945.19 Kb|
|22 September 2017||Submission||Aurizon Network-2017 Flood Review Event Submission||pdf, 2.75 Mb|
2016 Flood review event
Aurizon Network’s Goonyella system suffered flood damage in February 2016.
On 31 October 2016, Aurizon Network sought our approval to recover $1.98 million (pre-escalation) of incremental maintenance costs resulting from the flood event, through a variation to the 2017–18 Goonyella reference tariffs.
After receiving no submissions from stakeholders, on 24 May 2017, we made a decision to approve Aurizon Network’s application.
Our letter to Aurizon Network and decision, and our consultant’s (B&H) report are available below.
Reports and papers
|24 May 2017||Final report||QCA – Letter to Aurizon Network – 2016 flood review event||pdf, 285.18 Kb|
|24 May 2017||Final report||QCA decision – Aurizon Network 2016 flood review event||pdf, 821.09 Kb|
|24 May 2017||Consultant report||BH Review of the 2016 Flood Event Claim||pdf, 955.10 Kb|
2015 Flood review event
The Moura system withstood flood damage as a result of Cyclone Marcia in February 2015.
Aurizon Network sought a variation to its reference tariffs to recover the incremental maintenance costs of $4.05 million (pre-escalation), resulting from the 2015 flood event.
On 8 December 2016, we made a final decision to approve Aurizon Network’s application. We made this decision under the transitional provisions of the 2016 access undertaking (UT4).
Our final decision, our consultant’s (Jacobs) supplementary report, and stakeholders’ comments on our October 2016 draft decision are available below.
Reports and papers
|09 December 2016||Final report||QCA Final decision – Aurizon Network’s 2015 Flood Review Event||pdf, 558.76 Kb|
|09 December 2016||Final report||QCA – Letter to Aurizon Network – final decision on 2015 Flood Review Event||pdf, 365.65 Kb|
|09 December 2016||Consultant report||Jacobs – Supplementary report – 2015 Flood Review Event||pdf, 984.55 Kb|
|09 December 2016||Submission||Aurizon Network – Response submission 2015 Flood Review Event||pdf, 1.15 Mb|
|09 December 2016||Submission||Anglo American – Response submission 2015 Flood Review Event||pdf, 171.83 Kb|
|13 October 2016||Draft report||QCA – Draft Decision Aurizon Network 2015 Flood Review Event||pdf, 739.45 Kb|
|13 October 2016||Draft report||QCA – Letter to Aurizon Network 2015 flood Review event claim||pdf, 247.14 Kb|
|13 October 2016||Consultant report||Jacobs – Draft Report Aurizon Network’s 2015 Flood Damage Claim Review||pdf, 7.34 Mb|
|12 January 2016||Submission||Cockatoo Submission||pdf, 3.48 Mb|
|12 January 2016||Submission||Anglo American Submission||pdf, 137.64 Kb|
|02 December 2015||Submission||AN 2015 Flood Review Event Cover Letter (redacted)||pdf, 779.77 Kb|
|02 December 2015||Submission||AN 2015 Flood Review Event Submission||pdf, 2.04 Mb|