Aurizon Network’s 2017 access undertaking sets out the terms and conditions under which Aurizon Network provides access to its rail infrastructure in central Queensland. It also outlines the process required for an access seeker to negotiate access to the infrastructure, and the way disputes in relation to access are to be resolved.
Aurizon Network’s 2017 access undertaking came into effect on 21 February 2019. The undertaking is subject to amendment through a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) process under the QCA Act.
The most recent 2017 access undertaking is based on the approvals listed below.
|Date approved||Approved access undertaking and DAAUs|
|21 February 2019||2017 DAU (amended), which became the 2017 access undertaking|
|24 June 2019||Amended by the reference tariff variation DAAU|
|18 July 2019||Amended by the 2019 electric traction DAAU|
|19 December 2019||Amended by the UT5 DAAU|
|21 February 2020||Amended by the consolidation DAAU|
|22 October 2020||Amended by the maintenance and cross system voting DAAU|
|17 December 2020||Amended by the MDS pricing DAAU|
|26 May 2022||Amended by the Insurance DAAU|
Aurizon Network’s 2017 access undertaking and relevant standard agreements, as approved by the QCA, are found below.
Standard rail connection agreement
Standard studies funding agreement
Aurizon Network can seek to vary its approved access undertaking at any time by submitting a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) to the QCA under the QCA Act.
|UT5 DAAU||Approved on 19 December 2019|
|Reference tariff variation DAAU||Approved on 24 June 2019|
|2019 Electric traction DAAU||Approved on 18 July 2019|
|2019 Volume Reset DAAU||Withdrawn on 25 February 2020|
|Consolidation DAAU||Approved on 21 February 2020|
|Maintenance and Cross System Voting DAAU||Approved on 22 October 2020|
|MDS Pricing DAAU||Approved on 17 December 2020|
||Approved on 26 May 2022|
|Electric Energy Charge DAAU||In progress. Comments due 21 July 2022|
|Concept Study DAAU
||In progress. Comments due 21 July 2022|
We monitor Aurizon Network’s ongoing compliance with its 2017 access undertaking.
Aurizon Network is obliged to undertake a number of activities in accordance with its undertaking, some of which require our approval (e.g. annual approval of capital expenditure, revenue cap adjustments and reference tariff variations).
We also assess ad hoc requests for approval of matters required by the undertaking.
Regulatory asset base roll-forward
Annual reference tariff review
Standard Rail Connection Agreement
Maintenance strategy and budget
Guidance paper on pricing of shared infrastructure