Development Contributions

​​​​​​​​​​​A development contribution is a levy on new developments collected under the Local Government Act 2002.

A development contribution is required to ensure that any development which creates additional demand on Council's infrastructure network contributes to the extra cost imposed on the community and allows Council to service growth in the city over the long term.

Council may require a development contribution to be made when a resource consent is granted, a building consent is granted and/or an authorisation for a service connection is granted. Council may also require a development contribution to be made on the approval of a certificate of acceptance.

Development contributions are assessed on water, wastewater, stormwater, reserves and transport activities.

For further information, please refer to the section Development contribution FAQs.

​​​Estimating your development contribution

​Development contribution FAQs 

​Bedroom based approach for residential developments

​Development contribution policies 

Requesting a remission or special assessment 

Challenging a development contribution charge

Supporting information

Development agreements​

​Contact Us  

For all general enquiries relating to development contributions, please contact Council's Development Contributions Assessment Officer.

Development Contributions Assessment Officer
Phone: (07) 959 9067
Email: DCO@hcc.govt.nz

For matters relating to remissions or challenging a development contribution, please contact the Development Contributions Officer.

Development Contributions Officer
Phone: (07) 838 6739   
Email: DCO@hcc.govt.nz

Note:  This website is intended as a guide only.  In the event of any conflict arising in the practical application of this information, the provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 and the relevant Development Contributions Policy prevail. ​

Page reviewed: 13 Nov 2018 12:03pm