Aurizon Network operates under a revenue cap regime, where any over- or under-recovery of its approved revenues in any given year is returned (recouped) through a reference tariff adjustment two years later (revenue adjustment amounts).
The 2016 approved access undertaking required Aurizon Network to annually prepare a revenue adjustment application for approval by us.
The QCA applied the 2010 AU process in assessing this submission, in accordance with the transitional provisions in the 2016 access undertaking, which came into effect on 11 October 2016.
Revenue adjustment amounts, 2017–18
We assessed Aurizon Network’s original and resubmitted proposal under the 2016 access undertaking (schedule F, cl. 4.3).
On 27 September 2018, Aurizon Network submitted a proposal on its revenue adjustment for 2017–18 to us. Aurizon Network proposed a net return to access holders of $0.5 million. We issued a draft decision to refuse to approve the revenue adjustment proposal on 15 November 2018.
On 27 November 2018, Aurizon Network resubmitted its revenue adjustment for 2017–18, proposing a net return to access holders of $0.7 million. It proposed to recoup monies from Blackwater, GAPE and Moura users, while returning monies to Goonyella and Newlands users.
On 14 December 2018, we made a final decision to approve Aurizon Network’s resubmitted proposal on its revenue adjustment for 2017–18.
|27 September 2018||Aurizon Network submitted its 2017–18 revenue adjustment proposal|
|19 October 2018||The QCA received submissions from the QRC and Pacific National|
|15 November 2018||The QCA issued a draft decision|
|27 November 2018||Aurizon Network resubmitted its 2017–18 revenue adjustment proposal|
|29 November 2018||Stakeholder submissions were due|
|14 December 2018||The QCA made its final decision|
Reports and papers
|17 December 2018||Final report||QCA letter to Aurizon Network – Final decision 2017-18 revenue adjustment||pdf, 1.03 Mb|
|14 December 2018||Submission||Aurizon Network – resubmission revenue adjustment amounts – marked-up||pdf, 1.18 Mb|
|14 December 2018||Submission||Aurizon Network – resubmission revenue adjustment amounts – clean||pdf, 1.17 Mb|
|14 December 2018||Submission||Aurizon Network – resubmission revenue adjustment amount letter to the QCA||pdf, 218.62 Kb|
|15 November 2018||Draft report||Draft decision – 2017-18 revenue adjustment||pdf, 845.97 Kb|
|15 November 2018||Notice||2017-18 revenue adjustment draft decision – notice of intention||pdf, 159.08 Kb|
|28 September 2018||Submission||Aurizon Networks Letter to QCA re 2017-18 Revenue Adjustment||pdf, 215.92 Kb|
|20 June 2018||Submission||Aurizon Networks 2016-17 GPR Submission||pdf, 816.69 Kb|
|28 September 2018||Submission||Aurizon Networks 2017-18 Revenue Adjustment Explanatory Memorandum||pdf, 1.14 Mb|
|19 October 2018||Submission||Pacific National – Response to Aurizon Network Submission on 2017-18 Revenue Adjustment||pdf, 644.61 Kb|
|19 October 2018||Submission||QRC – Submission FY18 Revenue Cap Adjustments||pdf, 153.23 Kb|
Revenue adjustment amounts, 2016–17
Aurizon Network’s 2016 access undertaking provides for it to submit a proposal each year to refund or recoup any over- or underrecovery of its allowable revenues (schedule F, cl. 4.3(h)).
On 26 September 2017, Aurizon Network submitted its 2016–17 revenue adjustment proposal to us, seeking to recover a net $40.5 million from access holders on the central Queensland coal network.
On 5 December 2017, Aurizon Network amended its proposal, to remove a $1.3 million claim for ground penetrating radar costs, reducing the overall net claim to $39.1 million.
On 14 December 2017 we approved Aurizon Network’s 2016–17 revenue adjustment claim, as amended on 5 December 2017.
|26 September 2017||The QCA published the proposal.|
|13 October 2017||The QCA received one submission, from Pacific National.|
|3 November 2017||Aurizon Network submitted an amended proposal, seeking to recover a net $39.1 million.|
|5 December 2017||The QCA made a final decision to approve the amended claim.|
|14 December 2017||Aurizon Network submitted its 2016–17 revenue adjustment proposal, seeking to recover a net $40.5 million.|
Reports and papers
|14 December 2017||Submission||QCA – Decision on Aurizon Network’s 2016-17 Revenue Adjustments||pdf, 1.96 Mb|
|12 January 2018||Submission||BH Strategic Services – Assessment of AN GPRS Submission Final_Redacted||pdf, 1.91 Mb|
|14 December 2017||Submission||Pacific National – Revenue Adjustment Amounts 2016-17||pdf, 156.01 Kb|
|14 December 2017||Submission||Aurizon Network’s- Letter to QCA re 2017 Revised Revenue Adjustment Submission (Amended)||pdf, 148.95 Kb|
|14 December 2017||Submission||Aurizon Network’s FY2017 Revenue Adjustment Amounts (Amended)||pdf, 1.15 Mb|
|13 October 2017||Submission||2016-17 Revenue Adjustment Amounts||pdf, 1.18 Mb|