The 2006 access undertaking sets out the terms and conditions under which Queensland Rail (QR) provided access to rail infrastructure covered by the undertaking.
It also addresses the process for an access seeker to negotiate access to the infrastructure and how any disputes in relation to access are to be resolved.
In accordance with s. 136 of the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997, we considered QR’s 2006 DAU, and on 30 June 2006, we released our final approval.
On 30 June 2006, we approved Queensland Rail’s (QR) 2006 draft access undertaking and released our final approval.
In making this decision, we took account of issues raised in submissions by interested parties in response to our June 2006 position paper. We also revisited all matters considered in making our December 2005 decision, to the extent that they remained relevant.
In accordance with provisions of the undertaking, the 2006 DAU came into effect on and from the date of approval.
Following our decision to reject QR’s 2005 draft access undertaking, on 24 May 2006 QR submitted a voluntary draft access undertaking.
QR subsequently withdrew this submission and presented us with a new voluntary draft access undertaking (the 2006 DAU) on 9 June 2006.