Southland District Council (Stewart Island/Rakiura Visitor Levy) Empowering Act 2012

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Setting and collecting levies

5  Power to set and collect levies
  • (1) The Council may make bylaws in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 to prescribe—

    • (a) the rates of levies that may be imposed on or in respect of visitors; and

    • (b) the means by which those levies are to be collected.

    (2) Levies may be set and collected in respect of 1 or both directions of travel to or from the Island.

    (3) The Council must erect and maintain signs at major points of entry on the Island to advise visitors of their obligations under any bylaw, the rate of the levy and how it is to be paid, and of the offence for breach of a bylaw.