South Australian rail access regime review 2020
- Project Released: 5 Feb 2020
- Project Closes: Aug 2020
- Contact: Vashti Maher
Access to South Australian 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 the Commission to periodically review the regime and provide to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure a report on whether or not the regime should continue for the next prescribed period (five years). Having regard to the Commission’s report, the Minister is responsible for making the decision on whether or not the regime will continue.
In accordance with the Act, a regulation was made on 15 October 2020 to extend the operation of the access regime for five years commencing on 31 October 2020.
Current status is Final
During 2019-20, the Commission conducted a review of the third party access regime that applies to declared rail infrastructure services in South Australia, in accordance with section 7A of the Railways (Operations and Access) Act 1997. The final review report was provided to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in August 2020. In that report, the Commission recommended that the South Australian intrastate rail access regime should continue to apply for a further five-year period.
Consistent with that recommendation, a regulation was made under the Act on 15 October 2020, extending the operation of the access regime for five years commencing on 31 October 2020.