606C Review of cost of coastal protection service charges on direction of Minister administering Coastal Protection Act 1979
(1) The Minister administering Part 4A of the Coastal Protection Act 1979 (the Coastal Protection Minister) may direct a council to provide the Coastal Protection Minister with a report prepared by an independent person on the cost to the council of providing coastal protection services.(2) A council directed to provide a report under subsection (1) must submit the report to the Coastal Protection Minister:(a) within 90 days of the direction, or(b) within such longer period as may be agreed to by the Coastal Protection Minister.(3) If a council fails to comply with this section, the Coastal Protection Minister may:(a) commission an independent person to prepare the report, and(b) recover the cost of preparing the report from the council.
The council is to co-operate with the independent person in the preparation of the report.(4) The council is to have regard to any report of an independent person referred to in this section in determining an annual charge for the coastal protection services concerned.