Qld: Extension of termination date for the Queensland Rail 2008 undertaking

On 9 April 2015, Queensland Rail (QR) requested an extension to the termination date of the QR Network Access Undertaking (2008) June 2010 (2008 Access Undertaking) from the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA).

QR has requested that the 2008 Access Undertaking be extended until the earlier of:

  • 30 June 2016, or
  • the date on which the QCA approves a replacement access undertaking.

The QCA has already approved a number of extensions to the termination date of the 2008 Access Undertaking pending the approval of a replacement undertaking.

On 12 December 2014, QR withdrew its Draft Access Undertaking 1 (AU1) which was proposed to replace the 2008 Access Undertaking. QR are expected to submit a revised draft access undertaking this month.

QCA has commenced its investigation into QR’s most recent extension request and invites stakeholders of the 2008 Access Undertaking to make submissions by 5pm 4 May 2015.

To upload a submission, please click here.

For further information, please contact Jay Leary, Partner, Brisbane, or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact.

Extension of time for the Queensland Rail 2008 undertaking

On 5 November 2014 Queensland Rail requested an extension to the termination date of QR Network’s (2008) June 2010 Access Undertaking (2008 Access Undertaking), which is currently set to expire on 31 December 2014. QR requested this extension following submission of Queensland Rail’s Draft Access Undertaking 1 (AU1) which is proposed to replace the 2008 Access Undertaking. As AU1 is currently still in the process of being approved by QCA, QR has requested that the 2008 Access Undertaking be extended until the earlier of:
  • 30 June 2015, or
  • approval of the replacement access undertaking.

QCA has commenced its investigation into QR’s extension request, and stakeholders of the 2008 Access Undertaking are invited to make submissions by 5pm 11 November 2014. If no objections are raised, QCA has said they will proceed directly to a final decision on the question of the extension.

QR’s request can be found here.

To upload a submission, please click here.

For further information, please contact Jay Leary, Partner, Brisbane, or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact.