Maritime and Oil Pollution Levies

Consultation on proposed changes to Maritime Levies and Oil Pollution Levies

Overview

The consultation on proposed changes to Maritime Levies and Oil Pollution Levies closed 5pm Wednesday, 16 August 2023.

Following the submissions analysis, we provided recommendations about levies changes to the Associate Minister of Transport. The Minister and then Cabinet will determine whether to proceed with the process for making any changes to levies regulation. We expect to be able to share further updates in March 2024.

It’s essential we have the right funding in place so we can continue to deliver our core functions and achieve our outcomes of safe, secure, clean and sustainable Aotearoa waterways. 

This Funding Review is focused on the Maritime Levies and Oil Pollution Levies, and covers the period 2024-2030. It's a rescheduled mid-point review, that the Government agreed to delay due to COVID-19 impacts. 

We're proposing increases to the Maritime Levies and Oil Pollution Levies to ensure we have sufficient and sustainable funding. In total there are eight proposals, focused on:

  • ensuring we can deliver regulatory functions effectively and minimise risks
  • meeting Government commitments since the last full funding review
  • ensuring we can maintain our marine pollution capabilities.

Many of the proposals respond to feedback from our stakeholders about areas we needed to focus on to reduce regulatory risks. We also addressed the Government’s expectation that the additional funding they provided to Maritime NZ during the COVID-19 pandemic will be met through Maritime Levies and Oil Pollution Levies from 1 July 2024.

 

Consultation Document and resources:

The consultation on proposed changes to Maritime Levies and Oil Pollution Levies closed 5pm Wednesday, 16 August 2023.

Funding Review consultation document 2023 [PDF: 1.13MB, 21 pages] Frequently Asked Questions [PDF: 427kB, 3 pages] Funding Review Infographic 2023 [PDF: 242kB, 1 page]

 

Estimate your levies

Want to know what the proposed changes would mean for you? You can estimate your levies from 1 July 2024, based on the proposed changes, using the tool below:

Estimate your levies from 1 July 2024

Webinar series

During the consultation, we held webinars to discuss the proposed changes, and provide an opportunity to ask and answer questions. See the recordings below:

Additional resources

Initial cost recovery information - 2023

Initial cost recovery information - 2023 [PDF: 431kB, 30 pages]

Options for delivery of Seafarer Welfare Services

Options for delivery of Seafarer Welfare Services [PDF: 478kB, 9 pages]

Sapere report: Oil Pollution Methodology Review

Oil Pollution Methodology Review [PDF: 878kB, 19 pages]

International and domestic comparisons report - February 2023

International and domestic comparisons report - February 2023 [PDF: 554kB, 20 pages]

 

Contact us:

Email:
funding.review@maritimenz.govt.nz

Phone:
New Zealand (toll free):
0508 225 522

Information about the 2018/19 Funding Review