In accordance with section 134(1) of the QCA Act, the QCA considered Queensland Rail’s 2015 DAU and decided to refuse to approve it.
In accordance with section 134(2) of the QCA Act, we gave Queensland Rail Limited on 17 June 2016 a notice stating the reasons for the refusal (being those reasons contained in the attachment, including the appendices) and asked Queensland Rail Limited to amend the 2015 DAU in the way we considered appropriate, which was set out in appendices F and G of that attachment.
We asked Queensland Rail Limited to give us a copy of the amended 2015 DAU within 60 days of receiving this notice (i.e. by Tuesday, 16 August 2016) or, if the period was extended under section 134(2A) of the QCA Act, the extended period.
The secondary undertaking notice and related documents can be found in the ‘Decision’ folder on this page.
Queensland Rail requested a 30-day extension under section 134(2A) of the QCA Act, and we granted that request. Accordingly, the date for Queensland Rail to give the QCA a copy of the amended 2015 DAU was changed to 15 September 2016. This is the only extension of the time period that could be granted under the QCA Act.
Appendices F and G of the attachment to the QCA’s decision notice included a clean copy of those documents as well as a marked-up copy of the documents which compared the clean documents to Queensland Rail’s 2015 DAU as submitted. The comparison documents were prepared using computer software which automatically identified differences between those documents.
It was subsequently brought to our attention that there were some issues with the way that the computer software had presented the comparison between those documents. To avoid any confusion and to assist in identifying the differences, updated marked-up copies of the documents have been published and can be found in the ‘further information’ folder on this page.
The updated marked-up copies do not make any change to the substance of appendices F and G, but merely present the changes recorded in the clean copies of those documents (as compared to Queensland Rail’s 2015 DAU) in a way that may be easier for stakeholders to follow.