Indicative timetable

The AER is required to make an access arrangement final decision to approve or not approve the access arrangement proposal for the Multinet Victorian gas distribution system within six months of receipt of the access arrangement proposal. This period can be extended by the AER but must be completed within an absolute overall time limit of 13 months.

The AER is required to follow a prescribed decision making process under the National Gas Rules (NGR) when reviewing Multinet's access arrangement.

Indicative dates for key milestones in the decision making process
Milestone Date
Publish proposal 2 May 2012
Submissions on proposal due 29 June 2012
Release of draft decision September 2012
Revised proposal to be submitted November 2012
Submissions on revised proposal due January 2013
Release of final decision March 2013