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.
Development contributions are assessed on:
- Roading and transport
- Water supply
- Community infrastructure
- Parks and reserves
Development contributions are used for providing new or expanded infrastructure and are only used for the purpose for which they were taken.
Reconsiderations and objections