icon-ports Ports pricing and access review 2017

  • Project Released: 30 Sep 2016
  • Project Closes: Oct 2017
  • Contact: Stuart Peevor


The Maritime Services (Access) Act 2000 requires the Essential Services Commission (Commission) to review the South Australian ports Access Regime every five years. The Commission’s 2017 Ports Pricing and Access Review is being conducted to meet this requirement.

The Review will consider the following questions:

* Should the ports Access Regime continue for a further five‐year period from 31 October 2017?
* Should the ports Price Regime continue for a further five-year period from 31 October 2017? If it is to continue, what form of price regulation should be adopted?


Current status is Draft

  • Initiate
  • Submissions
  • Draft
  • Submissions
  • Final


The Commission has finalised its Draft Report into the Pricing and Access Regimes that apply to proclaimed ports in South Australia.

The Commission proposes that the Pricing and Access Regimes should continue for the five-year period from 31 October 2017.

The Commission has formed the preliminary view that there are some areas where consideration should be given to improving the regimes. Those areas are:

  • the level and type of infrastructure covered by the regimes
  • the consistency of services in-scope of the regimes, and
  • integrating the regimes into a state-wide transport regime.

Submissions and responses addressing the matters raised in the Draft Report, or any other matters relevant to the Review, are due by 2 June 2017.

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