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Development contributions

Development contributions policy for the Gisborne district.  Development contributions reduce the pressure on rates and Council debt by requiring contributions from developers to fund infrastructure associated with their developments.

Applications made on or after 1 July 2015 will be assessed for development contributions under this policy:

Development Contributions Policy 2015 [PDF, 1.5 MB]

The previous policy applies to applications made on or after 1 July 2008 and before 1 July 2015 

Development Contributions Policy 2014 (297kb)

Assessing developments

Council will assess your project when any of the following are granted:

  • resource consent for subdivision
  • building consent
  • service connection

A development contribution will apply to any increases in Household Unit Equivalent (HUE) within the area served by the infrastructure.
Payment is required before:

  • Building consent is uplifted.
  • A section 224c certificate is issued for a subdivision.
  • A service connection is provided or connected.

What do the contributions fund?

Cost of growth - contributing to infrastructure. The contribution funds some of council's infrastructure, those include:

  • roads
  • water supply
  • waste water
  • storm water disposal
  • reserves and open spaces

Council first adopted a development contributions policy in 2008. The policy was amended in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

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