Development Contributions

​​​​A development contribution is a levy on new developments collected under the Local Government Act 2002 to ensure that any development ​that creates additional demand on council infrastructure contributes to the extra cost that they impose on the community.​​

Assessment criteria

Development contributions are assessed on:
  • Roading and transport 
  • Water supply
  • Wastewater
  • Stormwater
  • Community infrastruct​ure
  • Parks and reserves
Development contributions are used for p​roviding new or expanded infrastructure and are only used for the purpose for which they were taken.

Development contributions are usually paid for residential development (new houses), non-residential development (commercial, industrial or retail), subdivisions, and for certain changes of land use.

 Development Contributions Policy methodology and options

Non-residential developments

If you are planning to develop either a commercial, industrial or retail development, you need to fill in the non-residential information form and submit it with either your building consent and/or landuse consent application. This form helps Council assess whether a development contribution will be required for your development. 

 No​n-residential information form

Reconsiderations and objections

Find out how to apply for a reconsideration of a development contribution assessment, or object to a development contribution assessment.

 Development contribution - reconsideration application form

 Development contribution - objection application form 

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