Why have the fees changed?

The fees have been updated to better reflect the cost recovery associated with management of CARs.

When was the decision taken?

Work on the new CAR fee schedule has been ongoing for some time, the main milestones were:

  • 03 September 2020 – Open feedback was invited from Utility Operators (closed 02 October 2020)
  • 10 September 2020 – September Utilities Coordination Meeting
  • 02 October 2020 – Last day for Utility Operator feedback
  • 22 October 2020 – Proposed final fee schedule submitted for inclusion in Councils 2021-2031 Long Term Plan (LTP)
  • Early 2021 – LTP Public Consultation (you can also make submissions to Council on the fees and charges at this time)
  • June 2021 – LTP accepted by Council
  • 01 July 2021 – New fees and charges schedule became effective.

Global permit and generic traffic management plan update workshops were also held on the 26 and 27 May.

Why I was not informed?

Each Utility Operator was contacted to give feedback on the proposed changes and to give the opportunity to work collaboratively to mitigate any risks associated with the changes. Consultation on the new fees was part of the LTP process.

What are the new fees and where to find them?

A summary of the new fees can be found here:


What has changed?

New fees are charged based on the tasks undertaken to process and manage CARs, previously CCC fees were charged under a fixed fee model. See over leaf for new fee schedule.

Further questions?

If you have any further questions please contact [email protected].