Development contributions

New additional residential or commercial developments place demands on the city’s infrastructure such as the transport network, water supply, and parks.

The Council charges development contributions to ensure developers pay a fair share of the cost of providing additional infrastructure to service growth demand.

About development contributions

New residential and commercial developments make demands on the City's resources and services such as the transport network, water supply and parks.

Development contributions policy

To help fund community facilities, the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) allows a council to require development contributions if the effect of a development requires the council to provide new or upgraded infrastructure.

Development contributions assessments and charges

The amount you have to pay depends on the property's location, and how many household equivalent units (HUEs) of demand your development project may add.

Development contributions rebate schemes

The Council has four development contributions rebate schemes to promote development that benefits the wider community.

Estimate of development contributions required

You can get an estimate of your development contributions from us or use our Development Contributions estimator.

Reconsideration or objection to assessment

Process for the reconsideration of a development contribution assessment.

Development contributions catchment maps

The Council uses catchments to assign contributions for neighbourhood parks, stormwater and flood protection, and transport.