2007 heavy vehicle charges determination: volume 2: appendices

In April 2007 the Productivity Commission released its report on Road and Rail Freight Infrastructure Pricing (PC Inquiry). The report concluded that, although heavy vehicles were currently recovering their cost, they were unlikely to continue to do so because of significant increases in road spending. The PC Inquiry also independently endorsed the National Transport Commission (NTC) charges methodology; noting that it is "conservative" in nature (i.e. resulting in lower heavy vehicle charges). On the basis of the above findings in the PC's discussion draft, the Australian Transport Council (ATC) in October 2006 directed NTC to commence work on a new heavy vehicle charges determination. Subsequently, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed much of the PC Inquiry through its transport reform agenda. COAG directed that a new determination should ensure no cross-subsidisation between vehicle classes. The reform agenda also required the determination to be completed by the end of 2007 for implementation in 2008. ATC has now directed NTC to commence public consultation and report back at its November 2007 meeting to allow implementation on 1 July 2008. The ATC has also confirmed that pricing principles agreed in August 2004 should also be applied.

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    National Transport Commission (NTC)

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    National Transport Commission (NTC)

  • Publication Date: 2007-7


  • English

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  • Pagination: 49p

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  • Accession Number: 01386999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 9:58PM