Rates, Building and Property

Development contributions

If you’re planning a subdivision, an extension to a commercial building or a property development, you may need to pay a development contribution fee.

Fees are paid on any development or subdivision that generates extra demand on infrastructure. This reduces the burden on ratepayers and ensures our city’s infrastructure is fairly funded.

If you have questions about development contributions for your project, call us on 06 356 8199 or visit our Customer Service Centre and speak to the duty planning officer.

How to work out development contributions

The documents below provide the base fees for the current year and past years, and Development Contributions Policy and the Producers' Price Index (PPI) construction adjustments.

The 2007 Development Contributions Policy introduced the clause that if a development contribution isn’t paid within 12 months of the assessment being made, it will increase on 1 July each year by the amount of increase in the Producer's Price Index-Construction for that year. Where a development contribution was levied under the 2004 or 2006 polices, but hasn’t been paid, the amount payable is calculated using the base fees 2004 or base fees 2006 tables.

For policies after 2007, where a development contribution was levied but hasn’t been paid, the amount payable is calculated using the base fees 2007 and Annual PPI Adjustments or base fees 2009 and Annual PPI Adjustments tables.

These fees do not include GST.