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.
On 31 July 2019, the Council received an application under section 44NA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 from the Premier of NSW, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, for certification of the NSW third-party access regime for water infrastructure services. On 12 December 2019, the Council released its Draft Recommendation on the application. The Council's proposed recommendation to the Commonwealth Minister (the Treasurer) is that the regime be certified as effective for a period of ten years (from 13 August 2019 to 12 August 2029). On 31 March 2020, the Treasurer decided to continue to certify the regime for ten years.
Current status - 5. Final recommendation and decision