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Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) has been released

The Australian Government released a draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) DOCX: 213 KB PDF: 1054 KB ReadSpeaker outlining how it proposes to recover the costs of administering the proposed Road Vehicle Standards Act and related legislation for the information and consideration of all stakeholders.

The draft CRIS outlines two cost recovery charging arrangements and proposed charges for stakeholders to consider and provide feedback on. Submissions from stakeholders are due close of business 16 February 2018 and will need to be submitted via email to MVSAreview@infrastructure.gov.au. Consultation on the draft CRIS will commence from Monday, 5 February in conjunction with the Road Vehicle Standards package of legislation, which provides the context for the charges being proposed in the draft CRIS.

Interested stakeholders who attended consultation sessions for the Road Vehicle Standards package of legislation from 29 to 31 January are invited to access the draft online.

The outcomes of this consultation process will inform the government's final decision on the fees and charges to apply under the proposed Road Vehicle Standards Act. The final fees and charges will be set out in subsidiary legislation, which cannot be made until after Parliament has passed the bills. Stakeholders should note that fees and charges will not change before 2019.

For questions regarding CRIS Submissions or the consultation, please email MVSAreview@infrastructure.gov.au.

New fact sheets

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (the department) has developed two new fact sheets to assist members of the public and industry to navigate their way through the required conditions of importing mopeds PDF: 215 KB ReadSpeaker and the certification and supply of vehicles to the Australian Market PDF: 140 KB ReadSpeaker.

Please contact the Vehicle Safety Standard Branch in the department on 1800 815 272 or vimports@infrastructure.gov.au if you have any further questions.

Consultation commenced 29 Jan 2018 until 9 Feb 2018

On 13 December 2017, the Government released an exposure draft of the Road Vehicle Standards package of legislation, proposed to replace the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

As of 29 January 2018 the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (Infrastructure) will run several information sessions in major capitals around Australia. The sessions are open to all industries and the community. If you wish to attend a session in your State, please register online at Infrastructure's website.

Additional information on the Road Vehicles Standard Exposure Draft is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities website.

For any questions regarding submissions or information sessions please email MVSAreview@infrastructure.gov.au.

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Last Updated: 2 February, 2018