Inquiry into the South Australian bulk grain export supply chain costs - submissions received
19 May 2017
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 six 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 nine months from the commencement of the Inquiry.
The Commission has received five public submissions following the publishing of the Terms of Reference. All relevant issues raised in the submissions will be considered by the Commission ahead of releasing its Inquiry Part 1 Draft Report in September 2017.