The 2016 undertaking provides for Queensland Rail to seek to vary a reference tariff where a review event has occurred. A review event can include a material change in circumstances, or a proposal from an access seeker, access holder or Queensland Rail, which would require a variation to the reference tariff.
Review event—changes to volume and the reference train service 2019
Queensland Rail submitted a review event application to increase the West Moreton reference tariffs to reflect a reduction in the contracted train paths from New Hope’s New Acland mine and proposed changes to the characteristics of the ‘reference train service’.
We assessed this application in accordance with schedule D, clause 5 of the 2016 access undertaking. We invited stakeholders to comment and received submissions from Yancoal, New Hope and Aurizon Coal.
We also considered a draft amending undertaking Queensland Rail submitted—seeking to change the characteristics of the reference train service.
On 19 December 2019, the QCA approved Queensland Rail’s review event and DAAU application.
Queensland Rail submitted an application related to a volume and reference train service review event on 23 September 2019.
Stakeholders were invited to comment on Queensland Rail’s application by Tuesday, 22 October 2019.
We received submissions from Yancoal, New Hope and Aurizon Coal.
Queensland Rail and stakeholder submissions as well as our stakeholder notices are available for download below.
|30 September 2019||We published Queensland Rail’s reference train service DAAU and invited stakeholder submissions|
|22 October 2019||Stakeholder submissions period closed—three submissions received|
|8 November 2019||Queensland Rail’s response to stakeholder submissions|
|19 December 2019||The QCA approved Queensland Rail’s application|
Report and papers
|20 December 2019||Final report||QCA – volume and reference train review event 2019 decision||pdf, 2.08 Mb|
|23 September 2019||Submission||QR—Volume and Reference Train Service Review Event September 2019||pdf, 3.99 Mb|
|08 November 2019||Submission||Queensland Rail – response to stakeholder comments||pdf, 3.70 Mb|
|22 October 2019||Submission||New Hope – Submission||pdf, 128.99 Kb|
|22 October 2019||Submission||Yancoal – Submission||pdf, 204.21 Kb|
|22 October 2019||Submission||Aurizon Coal—Submission||pdf, 698.31 Kb|
|30 September 2019||Notice||QCA—Stakeholder notice||pdf, 536.00 Kb|
Review event—New Hope July 2018
On 19 July 2018, we made a final decision to approve Queensland Rail’s review event application to increase the West Moreton reference tariffs, so that the tariffs reflect a reduction in the number of contracted train paths from New Hope’s New Acland mine.
Queensland Rail submitted a review event application to increase the West Moreton reference tariffs, so that the tariffs reflect a reduction in the number of contracted train paths from New Hope’s New Acland mine.
We assessed the application in accordance with schedule D, clause 5 of the 2016 access undertaking.
Stakeholders were invited to comment on the application. We received one submission.
On 21 June 2018, we made a draft decision to approve Queensland Rail’s review event application. No submissions were received in response to the draft decision.
|9 April 2018||Review event application submitted by Queensland Rail|
|1 June 2018||Stakeholder submissions due|
|21 June 2018||Draft decision published|
|6 July 2018||Stakeholder submissions due|
|19 July 2018||Final decision published|
Report and papers
|19 July 2018||Final report||QCA Final decision on New Hope review event||pdf, 1010.19 Kb|
|21 June 2018||Draft report||QCA – Draft Decision on New Hope Review Event||pdf, 2.25 Mb|
|01 June 2018||Submission||New Hope – Submission on Review Event||pdf, 455.67 Kb|
|12 June 2018||Submission||QR – New Hope Review Event July 2018 Amended Application||pdf, 1.01 Mb|
|17 May 2018||Submission||QR – New Hope Review Event July 2018||pdf, 3.61 Mb|
|16 May 2018||Notice||QCA Stakeholder Notice – New Hope Review Event||pdf, 319.86 Kb|