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Development Contributions Policy

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This page contains a summary of the current Development Contributions Policy and a link to the full version of it.
Updated: 17/06/2020 1:09 p.m.


Whangarei District is expected to grow over the next ten years. There is a cost to providing the infrastructure to support this growth.

In order to help fund infrastructure required as a result of growth, Council adopted its first Development Contributions Policy in 2005. It applies to all resource consents, building consents and public utility applications lodged after 19 April 2005 and granted after 1 July 2005.

The principal of the policy is that developers should make a contribution to the costs that Council incurs in providing infrastructure, the need for which caused by new developments.(Infrastructure includes water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems, roading and reserves.)

The policy documents the rationale for development contributions, how they are assessed, calculated and processed and the method and timing of payment.

It contains an explanation of how it links with other Council planning and financial strategies, growth forecasts and legislation.

The policy is to be read in conjunction with the Long Term Plan (LTP) and is reviewed every three years, at about the same time as the LTP review cycle.

Follow the link below to view the full version of the policy.

Development Contributions Policy - 2018  [1.1mb]

For further information about Development Contributions, follow the link below.



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