ESCOSA content iconTarcoola to Darwin rail infrastructure: Review of asset valuation methodologies for periodic revenue reviews

  • Project Released: 7 Nov 2022
  • Project Closes: May 2023
  • Contact: Mark Caputo


The Commission is reviewing the asset valuation methodologies that could be adopted for the purposes of periodic reviews of revenues. Clause 50 of the AustralAsia Railway (Third Party Access) Code (Code) requires that the Commission review, in five-year intervals, below-rail freight revenues where no sustainable competitive prices exist. A key component of those periodic reviews of revenues is the value attributed to the rail infrastructure. 

This review of asset valuation methodologies is intended to allow all stakeholders the opportunity to submit evidence and views on the topic of asset valuation methodologies and their application in future reviews of revenues. The timing of any potential change to asset valuation methodology will be considered.



Current status is Submissions

  • Initiate
  • Submissions
  • Final


The Commission has received four submissions on the discussion paper for the review of asset valuation methodologies for Tarcoola to Darwin rail infrastructure.

The Commission thanks the stakeholders who provided submissions. 

Following stakeholder input, the process for the review will now involve two stages: a draft report followed by a final report.

The Commission will consider all submissions and presentations as it prepares its draft report. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide further submissions on the Commission’s draft report. 

Submission policy and disclaimer

The Commission accepts submissions from third parties in good faith. 

Any and all views, statements or opinions expressed by a third party in a submission are those of that third party and the Commission does not necessarily accept or endorse any of those views, statements or opinions.

The Commission may, in its discretion, decide to redact all or part of a submission if it:

  • contains information that cannot be published
  • breaches privacy legislation or other legislation
  • may result in the identification of an individual without their consent
  • contains inflammatory, offensive or inappropriate content
  • is defamatory or slanderous or may expose the Commission to legal action
  • is confidential or commercially sensitive
  • is outside the terms of reference of the review, project or regulatory decision that the submission relates to
    breaches any intellectual property rights
  • is in breach of any contractual obligations prohibiting disclosure or publication, and/or
  • is otherwise appropriate to redact.

The Commission accepts no liability for, nor makes any warranty in respect of, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material or content contained in a submission of a third party and is not liable to any person or organisation named in a submission where it:

  • withholds or fails to withhold a submission and/or personal information from publication
  • redacts parts of a submission in line with its submission policy requirements.

If you use or rely on any material or content contained in a third party submission, you do so solely at your own risk.


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