Who pays development contributions?
You may be required to pay a development contribution if you do any of the following:
When will a development contributions assessment be required?
- Subdivide, cross-lease or unit title a section
- Construct or increase the gross floor area of commercial, retail or industrial buildings
- Change business use (for example changing business use from industrial activity to commercial activity)
- Construct a residential dwelling/s
- Add any bedrooms to a residential dwelling consented under the 2018/19 Development Contributions Policy or later
- Make any alterations to a residential dwelling resulting in a self-contained area
- Lodge a resource consent to legitimise existing activity
- Apply for a Certificate of Acceptance for work that would have otherwise paid development contributions
When do I need to pay my development contribution?
Pursuant to section 208 of the Local Government Act 2002, if the development contribution charge remains unpaid, Council reserves the right to:
How are development contributions calculated?
- withhold a certificate under s224(c) of the Resource Management Act 1991
- prevent the commencement of a consent under the Resource Management Act 1991
- withhold a code compliance certificate under section 95 of the Building Act 2004
- withhold a service connection.
What are development contributions used for?
|Water||Treatment station, reservoirs, bulk main watermains, strategic pipe upsizes.|
|Wastewater||Treatment plant, interceptors, pump stations and upgrades.|
|Stormwater||Ponds, erosion control, attenuation, overland flow management, and pipes.|
|Reserves||Local parks, sport parks, park improvements, playgrounds, landscaping. |
|Transport||Major and minor arterials, bridges, collector roads, road upgrades.|
Why do I have to pay?
Those initiating new developments benefit from using existing infrastructure and will place additional pressure on it, requiring Council to increase the capacity of that infrastructure or build new infrastructure. It is therefore appropriate that developers contribute towards the cost of Council's growth-related capital expenditure.