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. The Council invited submissions from interested parties on whether the Council should make a revocation recommendation, particularly submissions addressing the declaration criteria in section 44CA of the Act, by 8 August 2018. Submissions received have been published on the Council's website.
Current status - 2. Submissions