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Development Contributions Policy information

We are always looking for ways to improve our Development Contributions Policy.

We hold public information sessions to share these potential changes and we publish the notes from those sessions here.

January 2020 update on development contributions

We had planned to report to the Finance and Performance Committee in February with formal consultation to occur later that month.

We are reassessing our timeframes to review the Contributions Policy following feedback we received at the information sessions in November.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

What we're working on

These are some of the topics we are currently considering:

Residential projects

We are investigating whether size and typology are still the best way to calculate development contributions for residential projects, or whether there is a better way to assess the demand they create.


We are investigating whether the impervious surface area ratio in the current policy (292m2 per household unit equivalent) is still the most appropriate.

Parks and community facilities

We're looking into how people living in different types of developments use parks and community facilities.


We are investigating the difference in demand for transport infrastructure, created by different types of residential and non-residential developments.

Consultation process

Any changes that we want to make to the policy following these investigations will go through a formal consultation process. The Finance and Performance Committee then make the decisions.

Information sharing sessions

We run information sessions to provide updates on potential policy development and give people the opportunity to provide feedback.

Our last session was in November 2019 and we will announce more dates soon.

Notes from our information sharing sessions

​Funding maps

Development Contributions funding area maps are now available to view in GeoMaps public view.

How to access the maps

For information on using GeoMaps, see Guides to using GeoMaps.

Have your say

You can provide feedback directly to our policy team at any time by emailing

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