Review of revenues for the Tarcoola to Darwin Railway 2013-14 to 2017-18

15 Oct 2021

The Commission has conducted a five-year review of the revenues earned from third party access to below-rail services on the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line, as required by the AustralAsia Railway (‘Third Party Access’) Code. 

Its draft finding is that, based on the Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost asset value adopted in this review, excessive revenues have not been earned over the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. 

The results presented in the draft report are highly sensitive to the asset value, the cost allocation approach adopted and the rate of return applied to the asset value. Two cost allocation approaches are presented in the draft report.  

Stakeholder submissions on the draft report, including the cost allocation approaches, are welcome and should be submitted by 26 November 2021.

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