Climate change expenditure review 2022–23

Status
In progress

We are reviewing whether we need to refine our regulatory approaches, given the climate change risks and opportunities that now confront businesses we regulate.

Our draft position paper sets out our preliminary positions on businesses’ proposed spending on both adapting to climate change and mitigation of greenhouse emissions. It covers how our existing regulatory approaches can be applied to considering spending proposals from regulated businesses.

We are open to considering the merits of climate-related proposals from regulated businesses. We encourage regulated businesses that pursue climate strategies to agree them with their customers, and to bring us business cases that support those strategies. We will approve spending that is prudent and efficient.

We received submissions from five stakeholders in response to our draft position paper. We are now preparing a final position paper.

The further stakeholder submissions and our draft position paper are available to download below.

An indicative timeframe for key milestones is:

24 October 2022 Discussion paper published
16 December 2022 Stakeholder submissions due
22 December 2023 Stakeholder submissions published
21 April 2023 Draft position paper published
15 May 2023 Stakeholder forum
23 June 2023 Further submissions due
21 July 2023 Further submissions published
Third quarter 2023 Final position paper

 

Reports and papers

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23 June 2023 Submission Aurizon Network – Climate change draft pdf, 290.53 Kb
23 June 2023 Submission DBCT User Group – Climate change draft pdf, 270.16 Kb
23 June 2023 Submission Pacific National – Climate change draft pdf, 182.85 Kb
22 June 2023 Submission Queensland Resources Council – Climate change draft pdf, 310.84 Kb
09 June 2023 Submission Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Management – Climate change draft pdf, 537.18 Kb
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21 April 2023 Draft report QCA – draft position paper on climate change expenditure pdf, 1.34 Mb
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21 April 2023 Notice QCA – stakeholder notice re public forum on climate change expenditure pdf, 75.80 Kb
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16 December 2022 Submission Aurizon Network – Climate change expenditure pdf, 519.21 Kb
16 December 2022 Submission Aurizon Network – Frontier Economics climate report pdf, 1.11 Mb
16 December 2022 Submission DBCT User Group – Climate change expenditure pdf, 281.44 Kb
16 December 2022 Submission Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Management – Climate change expenditure pdf, 1.67 Mb
16 December 2022 Submission Gladstone Area Water Board – Climate change expenditure pdf, 572.31 Kb
16 December 2022 Submission Pacific National – Climate change expenditure pdf, 333.87 Kb
16 December 2022 Submission Queensland Resources Council – Climate change expenditure pdf, 288.46 Kb
16 December 2022 Submission Urban Utilities – Cover letter – Climate change pdf, 274.68 Kb
16 December 2022 Submission Urban Utilities – Climate change expenditure pdf, 485.95 Kb
19 December 2022 Submission Queensland Health – Climate change expenditure pdf, 54.89 Kb
09 February 2023 Submission Seqwater – Climate change expenditure pdf, 1.32 Mb
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24 October 2022 Consultation paper QCA – Discussion paper on climate change pdf, 531.07 Kb