As part of the Australian Government’s response to Infrastructure Australia’s Australian Infrastructure Plan, and in line with the Transport and Infrastructure Council’s Heavy Vehicle Road Reform Road Map, the Department undertook a public consultation process to seek public and industry views on options for independent price regulation of heavy vehicle charges. This consultation took place from 25 May 2017 to 14 July 2017.
Independent price regulation is a critical step in the Government’s heavy vehicle road reform agenda. It will provide the basis for a pricing system in which:
- decisions on heavy vehicle charges are made at arm’s length from government;
- the reasons and evidence for pricing decisions by the independent regulator are readily available and transparent; and
- pricing decisions by the independent regulator are binding on governments.
The discussion paper proposed three options for which entity could take responsibility for independent price regulation. The Australian Government sought input from stakeholders on the merits of independent price regulation and which organisation would be best placed to carry out this task. Further details, background and an explanation of independent price regulation for heavy vehicle charges are set out in the discussion paper.
- Independent price regulation of heavy vehicle charges PDF: 2206 KB
Consultation on the discussion paper has now closed.
Submissions will be used to inform the Government’s approach to heavy vehicle charging reform and can be accessed below.
|Australian Automobile Association:
Policy position document
|PDF: 84 KB
PDF: 7655 KB
|Australian Logistics Council||PDF: 528 KB|
|Australasian Rail Association||PDF: 206 KB|
|Australian Trucking Association||PDF: 325 KB|
|Business Council of Australia||PDF: 764 KB|
|CBH Group (Cooperative Bulk Handling)||PDF: 1266 KB|
|Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia||PDF: 2989 KB|
|ConnectEast (EastLink)||PDF: 636 KB|
|Freight on Rail Group (FORG)||PDF: 542 KB|
|Gas Energy Australia||PDF: 150 KB|
|Grain Growers Limited||PDF: 258 KB|
|Natroad||PDF: 375 KB|
|National Farmers Federation||PDF: 296 KB|
|National Heavy Vehicle Regulator||PDF: 191 KB|
|National Transport Commission||PDF: 142 KB|
|No WestConnex: Public Transport||DOCX: 14 KB|
|Pacific National||PDF: 88 KB|
|South Australian Freight Council||PDF: 168 KB|
|Towrang Valley Progress Group||DOCX: 13 KB|
|Transurban||PDF: 343 KB|
|Western Australia Transport Portfolio||PDF: 3978 KB|
|Wollongong Transport Coalition||PDF: 190 KB|
|J Austen||DOCX: 15 KB|
|Dr Philip Laird||PDF: 195 KB|
|Mr Rod Hatty||DOCX: 13 KB|
|Mr Jim Donovan||DOCX: 14 KB|
In 2018 there was further consultation on independent price regulation. For more information on the 2018 consultation, please refer to Regulation Impact Statement on independent price regulation of heavy vehicle charges.