Outstanding costs

Past review
Final report

The Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal 7x expansion was commissioned by DBCT Management in two stages in 2008 and 2009.

The assessed terminal capacity grew to 85 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).

When we approved the overwhelming costs of this expansion, in two separate decisions in December 2009 ($619 million) and September 2010 ($836 million), it was accepted that there were certain outstanding cost items that would need to be considered at a later date.

We reviewed the DAAU and accepted the inclusion of the outstanding 7x expansion costs into the regulated asset base as reasonable.

No stakeholders made any submissions, and on 15 December 2011, we made a final decision to approve DBCT Management’s DAAU.

On 7 November 2011, we received an application from DBCT Management to approve a draft amending access undertaking (DAAU) for the coal handling services at the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.

The DAAU requested approval to amend the regulated asset base, revenue and tariff based on $8.7 million in outstanding expenditures related to the 7x expansion of the terminal.