On 18 October 2016, ARTC applied to the ACCC to extend the term of its 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking by a further six months to 30 June 2017.
On 19 October 2016, the ACCC sent a letter to industry seeking comments on ARTC's proposal. Submissions were due by 2 November 2016.
On 23 November 2016, the ACCC consented to ARTC's revised variation application.
On 29 September 2016, the ACCC issued a consultation paper on ARTC's 2014 Annual Compliance documentation submitted in September 2016.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) resubmitted its 2014 Annual Compliance documentation to the ACCC for assessment in September 2016.
ARTC initially submitted its documentation in 2015 while the 2013 Annual Compliance assessment was ongoing. The ACCC’s assessment of the 2013 Annual Compliance documentation was finalised in June 2016. ARTC’s 2014 Annual Compliance documentation submitted in September 2016 takes account of the findings of the 2013 assessment.
On 6 June 2016 the ACCC released its final determination on ARTC's annual compliance submission relating to the 2013 calendar year. The ACCC's final determination document is provided below.