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 18 August 2014 the Council received an application from Envestra Limited under the National Gas Law for the light regulation of its covered Queensland Gas Distribution Network which distributes gas in the Brisbane Region (Brisbane CBD, Ipswich and suburbs north of the Brisbane River) and Northern Region (Rockhampton and Gladstone). The Council invites written submissions on the application from interested parties. The closing date for submissions is 5:00pm on Thursday 11 September.
Current status - 1. Application
On 4 August 2014 the Council provided its final recommendation to revoke coverage of the Dawson Valley pipeline to Minister Macfarlane. Under the NGL the Minister is required to use his best endeavours to make his decision within 20 business days.
Current status - 5. Final recommendation and decision