Access to monopoly infrastructure
Access regulation seeks to promote effective competition in markets that depend on using the services of infrastructure that cannot be economically duplicated.
In July 2018, the Council received a submission from Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd that the Council should recommend under section 44J of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Act) that the designated Minister revoke the declaration of the shipping channel service at the Port of Newcastle. On 19 December 2018, the Council released its Statement of Preliminary Views on the matter. This is available on the Council's website. The Council invited submissions from interested parties on its Statement of Preliminary Views by 5.00pm on 4 February 2019. Submissions received have been published on the Council’s website.
Current status - 4. Submissions on Council’s preliminary views