AustralAsia Railway (Third Party Access) Code: guideline review
- Project Released: 15 Nov 2007
- Project Closes: 23 Sep 2008
- Contact: Peter Lim
In 2006, on behalf of the responsible SA & NT
Ministers, the Commission conducted a review of the rail access regime set out
in the AustralAsia Railway ('Third Party Access') Code ('the Code'), which is
itself a schedule to the AustralAsia Railway (Third Party Access) Act
1999 (SA & NT).
While no changes to the Code resulted from this
ministerial review, the Commission identified in its report that it would, after
that review, examine the various guidelines it had made under the Code to ensure
they remain up-to-date and relevant.
The Commission's review of the guidelines,
conducted pursuant to clause 45A(1) of the Code, commenced in November 2007 with
the public release of an issues paper.
The Commission's draft decision on proposed
changes to the guidelines was released in May 2008. The Commission's final
decision, along with an amended rail Guideline No. 2, was released in September
Current status is Final
The Commission released its final decision on the
review of Guidelines issued under the AustralAsia Railway (Third Party) Access
The Commission concluded that it is appropriate
to make amendments to Rail Guideline No. 2, to set out arrangements for rolling
forward the Tarcoola-Darwin Railway asset value. This amendment addresses the
lack of clarity on the asset values to be adopted for arbitrated pricing
purposes, where there is no sustainable competitive price.