Ports pricing and access review 2022 - draft report
The Commission has completed its draft report for stage one of the review of the South Australian ports access and pricing regime. Its draft recommendation is that the access regime should continue in operation for a further five years. The Commission considers that a form of protection for customers is still appropriate, and the access regime provides this at a relatively low cost.
The Commission’s review under stage one has also assessed the need for, and form of, a price determination to be made under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002. Its draft finding proposes price and financial performance monitoring. The proposal expands on the current price monitoring scheme, enabling more information collection, public reporting and a greater level of transparency, thereby helping to facilitate competitive markets, promote efficiency and protect the long-term interests of users of maritime services.
The Commission seeks stakeholder views on this draft report on stage one of the review by 8 July 2022.