Inquiry into the South Australian bulk grain export supply chain costs
- Project Released: 7 Apr 2017
- Project Closes: Mar 2018
- Contact: Stuart Peevor
On 16 March 2017, the Treasurer provided the Commission with Terms of Reference for an inquiry into the South Australian bulk grain supply chain costs (Inquiry). This request was made pursuant to Part 7 of the Essential Services Commission Act 2002.
The purpose of the Inquiry is to determine the reasonableness of the costs underpinning the South Australian bulk grain supply chain. Specifically, the Terms of Reference require the Commission to undertake the Inquiry in two parts:
- In part 1, the Commission is to inquire into the South Australian bulk grain export supply chain costs over the past 10 years, and
- In part 2, should the Commission find areas where bulk grain supply chain costs are identified as inefficient, options should be provided for addressing those inefficiencies.
The Commission must submit a draft report on part 1 of the Inquiry to the Treasurer no later than 6 months from the commencement of the Inquiry, and provide a final report on part 1 and, if required, part 2 of the Inquiry no later than 9 months from the commencement of the Inquiry.
Current status is Submissions
- Further info
The Treasurer has advised the Commission of a variation to the Terms of Reference for the inquiry. The dates for both the draft and final reports have been revised. The draft report must be provided to the Treasurer by 30 November 2017, with the final report to be provided by 30 March 2018.