The following policy applies where an Approved Organisation or the Transport Agency (state highways) has requested funding assistance for the construction, renewal or maintenance of a stock effluent disposal site.
Stock effluent disposal sites are funded under the principle of exacerbator pays.
The exacerbator is the original owner of the stock who benefits from the sale of that stock for processing. As there is no cost-effective method of levying exacerbators from the stock carried, use of local rates paid to either the relevant territorial authority or the relevant regional council, or both, is considered a fair method of raising an appropriate proportion of the facility cost. The Transport Agency’s share is general recognition of the willingness to pay by road users for the benefits from prevention of effluent spillage. This principle applies regardless of the location of the facility, that is regardless of whether the facility is located on a local road or state highway.
The cost of any stock effluent disposal facility is eligible for funding assistance under:
From 2018/19 onwards, the usual funding assistance rate is:
The construction cost of any new stock effluent disposal facility is eligible for funding assistance, subject to:
The 'Improvement activity' module in Transport Investment Online (TIO) should be used to apply for funding assistance for the construction costs of stock effluent facilities as well as for the construction of access roads to a facility.
Maintenance of stock effluent facilities should be part of an approved maintenance programme entered into TIO through the 'Maintenance, operations and renewals' module.