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2014 Code Review

The ERA has undertaken its third review of the Railways (Access) Code 2000. An issues paper was published in February and 11 submissions were received from the public. A further consultation process was held regarding the issues of prescriptiveness of the regime and the asset valuation method, where we received a further 10 public submissions.

The ERA’s draft report was released in September 2015. The draft report made six recommendations relating to the prescriptiveness of the regime, section 10 of the Code, timeframes in the Code, and information requirements of railway owners and proponents. We received eight submissions from the public.

The final report was provided to the Treasurer in December 2015 and was made publicly available on our website in February 2016.

The final report provided 10 recommendations, one of which aims to make the regulation of Brookfield Rail’s interstate services consistent with the regulation of similar services outside Western Australia.

A number of recommendations aim to facilitate more timely negotiated outcomes. One of these is changing the basis for valuation of assets of intrastate services to an ‘established asset base’ approach which takes depreciation into account. This would reduce the number of matters to be settled in negotiation.

The report also recommended that information from access seekers be provided more promptly and information provided by railway owners to be updated more frequently. The report recommended that rail extensions and expansions may be proposed at any time - including prior to the start of negotiations, that merits review of the regulator’s determinations be allowed, and that parties in dispute be involved in the selection of an arbitrator.

Papers

Date Documents File type
 2-Feb-16 Review of the Railways (Access) Code 2000 - Final Report
 
Adobe PDF 749 kB
 2-Feb-16 Media statement - Review of the Railways (Access) Code 2000 - Final Report
 
Adobe PDF 257 kB
 8-Dec-15 Notice - Review of the Railways (Access) Code 2000 - Final Report
 
Adobe PDF 100 kB
 23-Sep-15 Review of the Railways (Access) Code 2000 Draft Report
 
Adobe PDF 753 kB
 20-Feb-15 Issues paper
 
Adobe PDF 485 kB

Public submissions

Date Documents File type
23-Nov-15 Aurizon
Adobe PDF 6 MB

Description: Aurizon public submission
23-Nov-15 Australian Rail Track Corporation
Adobe PDF 76 kB

Description: Australian Rail Track Corporation public submission
23-Nov-15 Brockman Mining
Adobe PDF 268 kB

Description: Brockman Mining public submission
23-Nov-15 Brookfield Rail
Adobe PDF 511 kB

Description: Brookfield Rail public submission
23-Nov-15 CBH Group
Adobe PDF 297 kB

Description: CBH Group public submission
23-Nov-15 Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Adobe PDF 201 kB

Description: Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd public submission
23-Nov-15 The Pilbara Infrastructure
Adobe PDF 155 kB

Description: The Pilbara Infrastructure public submission
23-Nov-15 WA Farmers Federation
Adobe PDF 100 kB

Description: WA Farmers Federation public submission
13-Jul-15 Carmody - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 705 kB

Description: Carmody - Carmody - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
13-Jul-15 Cowan - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 104 kB

Description: Cowan - Cowan - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
09-Jul-15 Asciano - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 88 kB

Description: Asciano - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
09-Jul-15 Aurizon - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 415 kB

Description: Aurizon - Aurizon - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
09-Jul-15 Brookfield Rail - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Brookfield Rail - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
09-Jul-15 Department of Transport - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Department of Transport - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
09-Jul-15 Roy Hill - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 292 kB

Description: Roy Hill - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
09-Jul-15 The Pilbara Infrastructure - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 58 kB

Description: The Pilbara Infrastructure - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
09-Jul-15 Tuckwell - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 150 kB

Description: Tuckwell - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
09-Jul-15 Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
Adobe PDF 444 kB

Description: Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance - 2014 Railways Access Code Review further Submission
07-May-15 CBH Group - public submission - attached consultant report - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 916 kB

Description: CBH Group - public submission - attached consultant report - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Inc (AMEC) - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 735 kB

Description: Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Inc (AMEC) - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Aurizon letter - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Aurizon letter - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Aurizon - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 208 kB

Description: Aurizon - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Brockman Mining Australia Pty Ltd - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 158 kB

Description: Brockman Mining Australia Pty Ltd - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Brookfield Rail - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 2 MB

Description: Brookfield Rail - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 CBH Group - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 788 kB

Description: CBH Group - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Department of Transport - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 4 MB

Description: Department of Transport - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Dr Michael Gillooly - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 406 kB

Description: Dr Michael Gillooly - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Pacific National - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 90 kB

Description: Pacific National - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 304 kB

Description: Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd (TPI) - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 244 kB

Description: The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd (TPI) - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
20-Apr-15 Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc) (WAFarmers) - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc) (WAFarmers) - public submission - 2015 Railways (Access) Code 2000 review issues paper