New additional residential or commercial developments place additional demand on the city’s infrastructure such as the transport network, water supply and parks.
On Thursday 11 March 2021 the Council approved the Draft Development Contributions Policy 2021 to go out for public consultation. Consultation starts Friday 12 March, to coincide with the Long Term Plan. It will close on Sunday 18 April.
The Council charges development contributions to ensure developers pay a fair share of the cost of providing additional infrastructure to service growth demand.
New residential and commercial developments make demands on the City's resources and services such as the transport network, water supply and parks.
The Council's approach to development contributions and how these are calculated and charged are detailed in the Council's Development Contributions Policy. The Policy also details the assets the Council has or will provide to cater for growth demand and how these will be funded.
The amount you have to pay depends on the property's location, and how many household equivalent units (HUEs) of demand your development project may add.
The Council has three development contributions rebate schemes to promote development that benefits the wider community.
You can get an estimate of your development contributions from us or use our Development Contributions estimator.
Process for the reconsideration of a development contribution assessment.
The Council uses catchments to assign contributions for neighbourhood parks, stormwater and flood protection, and transport.