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
|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|
|21 April 2023||Draft report||QCA – draft position paper on climate change expenditure||pdf, 1.34 Mb|
|21 April 2023||Notice||QCA – stakeholder notice re public forum on climate change expenditure||pdf, 75.80 Kb|