As our District grows, its infrastructure needs to grow as well, to keep up with the needs of an expanded population.
Providing new infrastructure including parks and reserves, transport and roading, wastewater services and water supplies, comes at a significant cost.
It would not be fair for existing ratepayers to fund all the costs of development, so Council requires developers to cover their share of these costs through charges called development contributions.
Projects that might require a development contribution include:
- commercial building works (including additions)
- commercial and residential subdivisions
- new houses, flats or apartments
- second dwellings or units
- service connections
- adding to the gross floor area of a commercial building
- converting some or all of an existing residential dwelling into commercial space, or vice versa
- any other development activity that may create impact on infrastructure.