A review of CAA fees, levies, and charges is under way, and you're invited to comment.

This review will consider the pricing level of the fees, charges, and levies, not the funding framework that was reviewed in 2017. Any changes are expected to take effect 01 July 2020 and remain until 2023.

The approach adopted in this pricing review is consistent with the Government’s ‘cost recovery’ objectives and complies with the public sector guidelines on the setting of fees and charges for services by government agencies. These guidelines were developed by Treasury and the Auditor-General.

Read the full discussion document [PDF 1.7MB]

Learn more in the cabinet paper(external link)

Purpose of the review

This review is to ensure the Authority’s fees, levies, and charges are set at levels allowing the Authority to carry out the full scope of its work over the next three years.

What’s included in the review

  • an examination of current pricing levels of CAA fees, levies, and charges
  • the establishment of a funding stream to support the replacement of the CAA’s obsolete technology platform
  • two specific policy issues relating to unmanned aircraft operations and the agricultural operations safety levy
  • how the Authority might recover the ongoing costs of its functions under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO)
  • an examination of airport identity card fees; and
  • an examination of regulated air cargo agent security vetting fees.

What’s not included in the review

  • the funding framework established in 2017 (with the exception of the basis for the agricultural operations safety levy)
  • the security levies framework established in 2019
  • the amount of Crown funding the Authority receives for services
  • changing the mix of funding between the airline and GA sectors.

Consultation

The CAA will consult until 5 pm 07 February 2020 on the changes proposed by the 2020 pricing review agreed to by cabinet. We want advice and views on the proposals and their possible impact.

How to make a submission

Use the online form below (this is preferred to make compiling responses easier). Submissions can also be posted or delivered.

If you have any questions, or would like to organise a meeting with the Authority to discuss elements of this document, please contact us: consultation@caa.govt.nz.

Public meetings

The CAA will hold meetings in six locations to provide the public and aviation participants with an opportunity to hear about the proposed changes, have questions answered and tell us what you think.

The locations are Queenstown, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland. The meetings will be held in late January 2020 to allow time for you to consider the proposals.

Details of the venues, dates and times will be added to this page in January. We are planning to hold two meetings in each venue – in the afternoon and the early evening.

Feedback form - review of CAA fees, levies, and charges 2020

What is your role in aviation? (You can select multiple options) *
Changes to projected passenger numbers (see pages 14-15)
Proposed price increases (see pages 16-17)
Basis for agricultural operations safety levy (see pages 21-29)
HSNO cost recovery (see pages 30-33)
Review of Airport Identity Card (AIC) fees (see pages 34-37)

More information

How we are funded

Previous funding reviews

For any questions about the review or consultation process, please email consultation@caa.govt.nz.

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Official Information Act

Please note that all submissions become public information that can be requested under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). Please indicate clearly if any parts of your submission are commercially sensitive, or if for any other reasons you do not want that information to be disclosed. The Authority will consider this in making a decision in respect of any OIA requests. It should be noted that the Authority cannot guarantee confidentiality in respect of any specific submissions.