Maritime NZ consultation on Maritime Levy and fees
The deadline for making submissions on the Funding Review consultation document was 5.00pm Friday, 18 January 2019.
The next step is to analyse the submissions received and prepare recommendations on the proposals for the Minister of Transport to consider. The process to get to this point, and following that, would be as follows:
- The submissions received as well as suggestions made at the public meetings held in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Invercargill will be analysed to inform recommendations to the Maritime NZ Authority before being submitted to the Minister of Transport, who will in turn submit this for Cabinet consideration
- If significant changes are recommended, further consultation may be needed
- Recommendations agreed to by Cabinet will be reflected in instructions for the redrafting of regulations
- Changes to the Maritime Levy and fee regulations will need to be made once final decisions have been made by Cabinet. Changes to the regulations will be publicly notified in the NZ Gazette before coming into force. Maritime NZ will notify industry as soon as this is available.
Please regularly check this page on the website for updates on the funding review.
There were 16 proposals consulted on. In general, the key proposals were as follows:
- a revised allocation method for the Maritime Levy
- changing seafarer certification fees that currently range from $372 to $1105 to a single fee of $368, with the balance from the Maritime Levy
- moving routine domestic audit fees into the Maritime Levy
- a single hourly rate of $245 for activities charged based on actual time taken, rather than the six rates ranging from $231 to $313 we have now.
The review was a necessary part of ensuring that the appropriate funding is in place for the next six years, so we can meet the standards expected of a modern regulator.
This means better international engagement; more focus on targeting areas of greatest risk to safety, security and the marine environment; and changes to Maritime NZ’s compliance systems so it’s easier for operators to do the right thing.
Message from the Funding Review team: We have made an error on pages 29 and 30 of the Consultation Document, which has been corrected as follows:
- On page 29 it says “AMSA’s current funding is 5% fees, 20% levies and 56% government funding”. It should say “AMSA’s current funding is 8% fees, 58% levies, 32% Government and 2% other”
- On page 30 a revised table has been included to reflect AMSA’s funding split as above.
Public meetings were held, where there was discussion on the details of the review and the proposed changes to the Maritime Levy and fees.
Those dates and places are set out below.
|City||Date and time||Venue|
|Auckland||Monday, 26 November
3 pm - 5 pm
|Coastguard Rescue Centre
3 Solent Street
|Wellington||Tuesday, 27 November,
4 pm - 6 pm
Level 11, 1 Grey Street,
|Nelson||Wednesday, 12 December 2018
2pm - 4pm
|Port Nelson Ltd
8 Vickerman Street,
|Invercargill||Friday, 14 December 2018
11am - 1 pm
|Ascot Park Hotel
Cnr Tay Street and Racecourse Road
Read the Funding Review consultation document to make a submission
[PDF: 2.13MB, 77 pages]
Single page infographic about the Funding Review
[PDF: 135kB, 1 page]
Updated slide show summary of the Funding Review proposals
[PDF: 732kB, 25 pages]