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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