The DBCT arbitration guideline provides guidance on resolving disputes in relation to the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) service when we are the arbitrator.
The guideline is intended to promote workable and effective dispute resolution processes and to help parties to an access dispute to prepare well when they bring a dispute to us.
Version 3 is the latest version of the guideline. Additions to the previous version include:
- more emphasis on the role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation, in achieving negotiated outcomes
- advice on how to lodge a dispute
- templates of documents we will expect parties to complete before and during the dispute resolution process.
The updated guideline, a stakeholder notice and a submission on the draft guideline, are available below.
We developed the DBCT arbitration guideline as part of the regulatory process that led to our approval of the 2021 DBCT access undertaking, although it does not form part of the undertaking.
Key events relating to the guideline are summarised below.
|26 August 2020||Draft guideline published to accompany draft decision on DBCT 2019 draft access undertaking (DAU)|
|30 March 2021||Version 1 published to accompany final decision on DBCT 2019 DAU|
|1 July 2021||Version 2 published to accompany final approval of DBCT 2021 undertaking|
|22 October 2021||Draft version 3 published for comment|
|12 November 2021||Comments due on draft version 3|
|20 December 2021||Version 3 published|
Report and papers
|20 December 2021||Final report||DBCT arbitration guideline version 3||pdf, 674.52 Kb|
|20 December 2021||Notice||QCA Notice – DBCT arbitration guideline final version 3||pdf, 111.55 Kb|
|20 December 2021||Final report||DBCT arbitration guideline version 3 – markup against draft||pdf, 684.79 Kb|
|12 November 2021||Submission||DBCT User Group submission – Draft arbitration guideline||pdf, 47.83 Kb|
|22 October 2021||Notice||QCA—Stakeholder notice—comments on arbitration guideline||pdf, 164.23 Kb|
|22 October 2021||Draft report||QCA—Arbitration guideline—draft version 3 marked up||pdf, 675.63 Kb|
|01 July 2021||Final report||QCA—Arbitration guideline version 2 (July 2021)||pdf, 629.16 Kb|