Pursuant to section 95(1)(t) of the Land Transport Management Act 2003 and sections 112 and 115 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, the Minister of Transport gives the following Direction.
This Direction is the New Zealand Transport Agency (Additional Functions) Direction 2021.
This Direction comes into force on 1 July 2021.
This Direction applies to the New Zealand Transport Agency (which is a Crown Entity pursuant to section 93 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003) (“Agency”).
As part of the Government’s commitment to decreasing carbon emissions in the transport sector, a clean vehicle discount scheme (“Clean Car Discount”) is being introduced. The Clean Car Discount will allow consumers to receive a discount on the first registration of zero- and low-carbon emission vehicles.
These discounts will be in the form of rebates available upon first registration of the vehicle in New Zealand. The discounts will be administered by the Agency.
The Agency has a number of functions outlined in the Land Transport Management Act 2003. This Direction adds the functions below to allow the Agency to administer the Clean Car Discount.
5. Additional Functions
The Agency is directed to carry out the following additional functions:
- to administer a clean vehicle discount scheme, including issuing rebates on zero and low carbon emission vehicles consistent with the parameters of the scheme as agreed by Cabinet or as notified by the Minister of Transport;
- to undertake any additional functions that may be agreed by the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Ministry of Transport for the purposes of performing the above function, provided that the function is consistent with the parameters of the scheme as agreed by Cabinet or as notified by the Minister of Transport.
This Direction expires with the close of 30 June 2022, but may be revoked at any time.
Dated at Wellington this 20th day of June 2021.
Hon MICHAEL WOOD, Minister of Transport.