Council & City

Development Contributions Policy

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.

The development contributions policy explores why development contributions are needed, what they fund, when they need to be paid, and what you’re likely to pay.

On this page you'll also find a guide to development contributions that provides a simple overview of the policy and answers some common questions, as well as the base fees used to calculate the contribution you'll pay to Council. These are adjusted for inflation each year.

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.