Access arrangement draft decision: Roma to Brisbane Pipeline

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released its draft decision on the access arrangement proposal for the Roma to Brisbane Pipeline (RBP) for the period 12 April 2012 to 30 June 2017.

The AER has not approved the access arrangement proposal. The draft decision requires APT Petroleum Pipeline Pty. Limited (APTPPL) to amend the access arrangement proposal for the RBP. APTPPL has until 25 May 2012 to submit its revised access arrangement proposal to the AER.


The AER will hold a public forum on its draft decision on Thursday 17 May 2012 at:

Mercure Hotel
85-87 North Quay
Brisbane, Queensland

Tïme: 10.30am to 12.00pm (local time). Registration at 10am.

The forum will provide an opportunity for the AER to outline its draft decision. A registration form for this forum can be found at the AER web site. If you would like to attend the forum, please send a completed registration form to the AER via email to by COB Thursday 10 May 2012.


Interested parties are invited to provide written submissions on the AER’s draft decision and the revised access arrangement proposal for the RBP by 5 pm on 25 June 2012.

Submissions may be sent electronically to Alternatively, submissions can be mailed to:

Warwick Anderson
General Manager
Network Regulation Branch
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 3131


The AER may, but need not, consider a submission it receives after the consultation period has ended.

The AER prefers that all submissions be publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. Submissions will be treated as public documents unless otherwise requested. Parties wishing to submit confidential information are requested to:

  • clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim; and
  • provide a non-confidential version of the submission.

All non-confidential submissions will be placed on the AER's website.

Stop the clock

The AER has decided under rule 11 of the NGR that the period of 56 days for submissions on the draft decision is not counted towards the decision making time for the full access arrangement final decision. This also includes an overlapping period of 19 business days for APTPPL to submit a revised proposal.

Issued date: 
30 April 2012
AER reference: 
AC 027/12
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