This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 5 July 2004, prescribe the fees payable under the Cadastral Survey Act 2002 for determining, under section 9(a) of the Act, whether cadastral survey datasets and cadastral surveys comply with standards set under section 49 of the Act.
Regulation 4 reduces 4 of the fees payable for electronic document lodgement and 13 of the fees payable for manual document lodgement under the principal regulations. These changes reflect the marginal costs associated with the products and services of Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), as listed in the fee schedule, and the equitable share of the residual costs that are recovered from the users of the products and services.
An over-recovery of fees for LINZ's products and services has resulted in a surplus. Regulation 3(1) provides a means to return this surplus to the users of LINZ's products and services by adding 2 circumstances when the chief executive may authorise a refund or waiver of a fee. The 2 new circumstances provide for a refund or waiver of a fee if the refund or waiver is to