Application for certification of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal access regime (Final recommendation and decision)

On 16 July 2021, the National Competition Council sent to the responsible Minister, the Hon Josh Frydenberg, its final recommendation on the Queensland Government’s application to extend the certification of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal access regime.

The responsible Minister has 60 days after receipt of the Council’s recommendation to publish his decision and reasons. If the Minister has not published his decision within 60 days, the Minister is deemed to have made a decision in accordance with the Council’s recommendation (Section 44H(9) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010).

The 60 day period, in relation to the recommendation made by the Council, ended on 14 September 2021. The Treasurer did not publish a decision on the Council’s recommendation by the end of this date. Accordingly, the Council’s recommendation, that certification of the access regime be extended for a period of ten years, applies.

The Council’s recommendation is available below.


Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal - Final Recommendation