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Proposed Development Contributions Policy 2020

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Feedback on draft Development Contributions Policy 2020

We’re proposing to reintroduce development contributions for the Hauraki District from 1 July 2020.

We asked for your feedback on our draft policy.  The written feedback period has now closed but you can still make a booking to present your feedback at the hearing on 10 June.

We will notify all people that provided feedback to the draft policy of the Council’s decision after this date.

What are development contributions?

Development contributions help to pay for growth-related infrastructure like a larger Council water reservoir to supply water to a development. If a Council has a development contributions policy in place, when someone applies for consents or connections for development (such as subdividing land or undertaking building work) they will need to pay money to fund growth related infrastructure.

About our draft policy

Our policy outlines which community infrastructure we are proposing to charge development contributions for and how much we will charge, depending on where the development is taking place.
We think it’s time to reintroduce a policy as we’ve experienced significant growth over the past five years and we now face demands on our infrastructure. If growth costs are not paid by either developers or through Government subsidies, they are paid for by ratepayers. We don’t think it’s fair for the existing community to be burdened with the cost of growth. It is even more important now with the economic uncertainty ahead due to COVID-19.

You can read more about our proposal in the consultation document below.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

Draft Development Contributions Policy 2020 Consultation Document PDF document (600KB)

Draft Development Contributions Policy 2020 PDF document (4Mb)