Draft determination

The ACCC has released a draft determination on ARTC's annual compliance submission relating to the 2013 calendar year. Submissions were initially due by 27 November 2015. However, the ACCC has received a number of requests for an extension of time. The ACCC has therefore granted an extension to all stakeholders. The new due date for submissions is 15 January 2016.

Positive Performance Incentive Scheme

Sections 13.3 and 13.5 of the Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (HVAU) require ARTC to prepare options for, and consult in relation to, the development of a positive performance incentive scheme (PPIS).

ARTC published its consultation document in February 2015, inviting stakeholder comments over a six week period. This process closed on 20 March 2015. There was a limited response to ARTC’s consultation process.

True Up Test Review

Under section 13.4 of the HVAU, ARTC is obliged to conduct a review of the operation and effectiveness of the system wide True Up Test that is set out in Schedule 2 of the Indicative Access Holder Agreement.

On 5 September 2014, ARTC notified the ACCC that it had finalised its review in line with its obligations under the HVAU. As a result of this process, ARTC has decided not to propose a variation to the HVAU in response to the matters raised by stakeholders.