Aurizon Network’s 2010 access undertaking provided for the normal tariff setting obligations to be varied, and an alternative access charge to be levied, with the approval of the QCA.
Reference tariffs for Caval Ridge to HPSCT
On 29 August 2014, Aurizon Network submitted for approval by us an application proposing new reference tariffs for the train service between the Caval Ridge mine and the Hay Point Services Coal Terminal.
Aurizon Network said the application was consistent with the pricing principles contained in its 2010 access undertaking and with the methodology previously used to determine reference tariffs for the Middlemount to DBCT train service.
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), the owner of the Caval Ridge mine, provided a letter of endorsement, which was included as an attachment to the application.
Submissions from stakeholders on this application closed 26 September 2014.
On 23 October 2014, we approved Aurizon Network’s application.
Report and papers
|23 October 2014||Final report||Approval of 2014-15 Transitional Reference Tariffs for Caval Ridge to HPSCT||pdf, 285.69 Kb|
|29 August 2014||Submission||Aurizon Network cover letter||pdf, 1.40 Mb|
|29 August 2014||Submission||Aurizon Network application||pdf, 8.03 Mb|
Reference tariffs for Middlemount to DBCT
On 18 June 2014, we approved Aurizon Network’s application.
On 11 April 2014, Aurizon Network submitted for approval by us an application proposing new reference tariffs for the train service between the Middlemount mine and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.
Report and papers
|19 June 2014||Final report||Decision to approve Middlemount tariffs||pdf, 610.58 Kb|
|19 June 2014||Other documents||QCA letter to Aurizon Network re Middlemount||pdf, 159.50 Kb|
|21 May 2014||Submission||QRC Submission||pdf, 359.34 Kb|
|16 May 2014||Submission||BMA Submission||pdf, 699.60 Kb|
|16 May 2014||Submission||Yancoal Submission||pdf, 194.27 Kb|
|14 May 2014||Submission||Asciano Submission||pdf, 806.20 Kb|
|11 April 2014||Submission||Aurizon Network Application||pdf, 2.19 Mb|
Colton access charge
On 3 April 2012, we released our final decision to approve the proposal for the reasons stated in that decision.
On 27 October 2011, QR Network submitted for approval a proposed alternative access charge (tariff) for a new coal haulage train service to operate between the Colton mine (near Maryborough) and the Port of Gladstone.
The proposed train service would operate:
- on Queensland Rail’s network between Colton and Parana (near Gladstone); and
- on QR Network’s central Queensland coal network (CQCR) between Parana and the existing coal terminals at the Port of Gladstone (approximately eight kilometres). The service will operate to the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) in the future.
As provided for in the 2010 undertaking, QR Network sought our approval to diverge from the standard reference tariff setting principles in establishing an access charge for the Colton train service.
We received and considered three submissions on the proposed Colton access charge (i.e. from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and Asciano Limited).
Report and papers
|16 April 2012||Final report||Final Decision||pdf, 66.00 Kb|
|15 November 2011||Submission||QR Network Submission on Colton to Barney Point Alternative Access Charge||pdf, 1.09 Mb|
|07 April 2012||Submission||QR Network – Response to submissions||pdf, 671.89 Kb|
|07 April 2012||Submission||Asciano||pdf, 43.54 Kb|
|07 April 2012||Submission||QRC||pdf, 155.59 Kb|
|07 April 2012||Submission||BMA||pdf, 254.24 Kb|