South Australian rail access regime review 2020
- Project Released: 5 Feb 2020
- Project Closes: Aug 2020
- Contact: Vashti Maher
Access to South Australia intrastate rail infrastructure services is available to accredited rail operators under the terms of the Railways (Operations and Access) Act 1997. The Act assigns regulatory functions to the Commission and requires that the Commission review the regime and form a view as to whether or not it should continue from 31 October 2020 for five years. The Commission must provide a report and conclusions to the Minister for Planning, Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government.
Current status is Initiate
The Commission has released an issues paper for the review of the South Australian intrastate rail access regime, and invites submissions from stakeholders in response to this paper.
The issues paper sets out the purpose of the access regime, explains why the regime is being reviewed and outlines background information including legislative background, economic context and the current market environment. The issues paper also sets out the proposed framework for assessing the effectiveness of the regime, and poses questions for stakeholders.
The Commission invites written submissions in response to the issues paper by 18 March 2020. The Commission plans to release a draft report in May 2020.