Waterfront Industry Restructuring Act 1989

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Reprint as at 25 January 2005

Waterfront Industry Restructuring Act 1989

Public Act1989 No 66
Date of assent11 September 1989
Commencement11 September 1989


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Transport.



1 Short Title

2 Interpretation

3 Act to bind the Crown

Part 1
Waterfront Industry Restructuring Authority

4 Establishment of Authority

5 Functions of Authority

6 Powers of Authority

7 Authority to implement policy of Government

8 Membership of Authority

9 Term of office of members of Authority

10 Vacation of office

11 Contracts of Authority

12 Loans, grants, guarantees, and indemnities by the Crown

13 Exemption from income tax

14 Further provisions applying in respect of Authority

15 Annual report

Part 2
Provision of assistance by Authority

16 Extent of assistance to be provided by Authority

17 Applications for assistance

18 Discretion in relation to payment of assistance

19 Payment of assistance

20 Assessable income

Part 3

Levy on port company shares and levy on port related commercial undertakings

21 Levy on port company shares held by local authorities

22 Statement of value of port company shares

23 Value of port company shares

24 Date when certain shares deemed to have been issued

25 Levy in respect of port related commercial undertakings

26 Power of Authority to make determinations in relation to levy on shares and undertakings

27 Power to allow payment by instalments at request of local authority

28 Power to impose conditions

29 Notice of determination in relation to levy

30 Interest on outstanding payments or instalments

31 Liability for levy payments where shares or undertaking transferred

32 Levies not to be deductible for purposes of Income Tax Act 1976

Levy on harbour board land

33 Levy on harbour board land

34 Initial statement of anticipated net income from harbour board land

35 Quarterly statements of income derived from harbour board land

36 Liability for levy where right to net income to harbour board land transferred

37 Power of Authority to make determinations in relation to levy on harbour board land

38 Notice of determination in relation to levy

39 Assessable income for purposes of Income Tax Act 1976

Part 4
Miscellaneous provisions

40 No challenge on ground that levy and expenditure not related

41 Application of levies and other income

42 Refund of surplus

43 Supply of information

44 Arrangement to defeat intent or application of Act to be void

45 Local authorities not obliged to apply proceeds from shares, income from undertaking, or land in payment of levy

46 Recovery of unpaid levies

47 Arbitration of certain disputes

48 Levy payable pending resolution of arbitration or proceeding

49 Amendment to Ombudsmen Act 1975

50 Amendment to Official Information Act 1982

51 Dissolution of Authority

Schedule 1
Local government reorganisation Orders in Council

Schedule 2
Provisions relating to Waterfront Industry Restructuring Authority

Reprint notes

An Act to make provision for changes in relation to employment on the New Zealand waterfront