Consultation on the draft 2019-20 Cost Recovery Implementation Statement
Your feedback is requested to help AMSA understand your views on current cost recovery arrangements. This will also inform future consultative activities for cost recovery, used for the upcoming national system for domestic commercial vessel safety review in 2020–21.
Who are we seeking feedback from
Feedback is requested from advisory committees, industry bodies, associations and others who have an interest in our cost recovery arrangements.
What we are consulting about
The draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) provides information on the application of cost recovery activities, including financial and non-financial performance measures. It contains financial results for 2018–19, and budget forecasts for 2019–20 and the three following years.
We recover costs through cost-recovered levies and fees for the:
- provision of maritime navigational infrastructure and regulation to support safe ship navigation in Australian waters—excluding within port boundaries
- environmental marine protection, prevention, and combativeness
- seafarer and ship safety—primarily under Navigation Act 2012
- ship registration
- marine services under Navigation Act 2012
- domestic commercial vessel safety marine services.
This CRIS does not cover domestic commercial vessel safety regulatory activities, which are currently funded by a combination of Commonwealth government funding and contributions from state government jurisdictions. As a result and given the upcoming review of service delivery, operating costs, and funding options of the national system, it is not possible to comment on or accurately predict the level of cost recovery for this regulatory activity.
Please provide your feedback and comments on the draft 2019-20 CRIS, as well as existing cost recovery arrangements. Any feedback will be included in the final CRIS and is expected to be published on our website in December 2019.
For more information, read the draft cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS).