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CASA Annual Report 2004-05 - Part 1: Overview of CASA

Part 1: Overview of CASA

Cost Recovery Arrangements

The Australian Government adopted a formal cost recovery policy in 2002 that focuses on the direction government agencies should take to improve the consistency, transparency and accountability of Australian Government cost recovery arrangements, and promote the efficient allocation of resources.

CASA's changes to cost recovery arrangements will commence from 1 January 2006. CASA's functions under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 include the provision of regulatory services to the aviation industry and CASA currently has some limited cost recovery arrangements in place for these regulatory services. Twelve different services are specified under the Civil Aviation (Fees) Regulations 1995 and fees are charged at either a fixed rate for particular services, or at an hourly rate based on the number of hours taken to provide the service. These services are charged across a range of segments in the aviation industry, but predominantly to licence and certificate holders.

The LTFS includes a significant consultation and communications programme for industry. To ensure adequate time is dedicated to the consultation process, the cost recovery implementation programme will be phased in over three years.