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.

Current applications

Application for 15 year no-coverage determination - Comet Ridge to Wallumbilla Pipeline Loop (CRWPL)

On 12 February 2015 the Council received an application under section 151 of the National Gas Law (NGL) from GLNG Operations Pty Ltd for a 15 year no-coverage determination in relation to a proposed natural gas pipeline that will run between Comet Ridge and Wallumbilla in Queensland. The Council now invites written submissions in response to the application from interested parties. The period for submissions closes at 5:00pm on Thursday 12 March 2015.

Current status - 1. Application

Application for light regulation of the Allgas Gas Distribution Network

On 27 January 2015, Allgas Energy Pty Ltd applied to the Council for a light regulation determination for the covered Allgas Gas Distribution Network (AGDN). This network distributes gas to southern Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and Banora Point in north east New South Wales, and the Toowoomba and Oakey townships. The Council received two submissions in response to its call for submission from interested parties. After considering the submissions the Council will publish a draft decision and seek further submissions prior to making a final decision.

Current status - 2. Submissions on application