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.
Developments which may be liable for contributions include:
- commercial building works (including additions)
- commercial and residential subdivisions
- second dwellings
- service connections
- any other development activity that may create impact on infrastructure.