This page describes the Porirua City Council's Development Contributions Policy.
Porirua City has experienced a high level of growth over recent years and along with the advantages of this comes the issue of funding and building sufficient network and community infrastructure to service the growing community.
In response, Council has adopted a Development Contributions Policy which aims to achieve financial equity between ratepayers and new developers. The policy determines the contribution that developers should make toward the cost of providing community facilities like network infrastructure, community infrastructure and parks and reserves.
Council's Development Contributions Policy has been prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 and first came into effect on 1 December 2009. It has subsequently been reviewed and updated to align with Council's 2012-2022 Long Term Plan as of 1 July 2012. Prior to 1 December 2009, Council funded growth capital through a set of Financial Contributions under the Resource Management Act 1991. A number of these Financial Contributions have been retained to take Recreational and Civic levies and transport-related costs.
Individual infrastructure projects have been identified in the LTP, where a share of the costs will be funded through development contributions, specifically in the following activity areas:
- Water Supply,
- Wastewater (including local and joint venture with Wellington City Council),
The development contributions are collected via the process for granting applicable resource consents, building consents or authorisations for service connections.
Links to more information
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Note: Catchment maps are also available for public view on Council's Geographical Information System.