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May 24
Consultation – Port of Darwin Final Draft Access Policy, Draft Decision and Draft Reporting Guidelines

In late 2015, the Northern Territory Government leased the Port of Darwin to a private port operator. As part of this lease arrangement, the Government introduced a regulatory regime that requires the private port operator to establish an access policy.

In 2016, consultation with stakeholders occurred on two versions of the draft access policy. The private port operator and the Commission have considered the submissions and now publish the Final Draft Access Policy and Draft Decision for final comment.

Additionally, each year the private port operator is required report to the Commission on its compliance with the access policy. To assist this process the Commission has released Draft Reporting Guidelines and seeks comment from stakeholders.

The Final Draft Access Policy and Draft Decision are available on the Ports Access Regulation webpage under Access Policy.

The Draft Reporting Guidelines are available on the Ports Access Regulation webpage under Access Reporting Guidelines.  

Submissions are due by 9 June 2017.

For further information, please contact the Utilities Commission by email utilities.commission@nt.gov.au or telephone (08) 8999 5480.