Development Contributions Policy 2021

We'd like to hear your thoughts on proposed changes to our Development Contributions Policy.

Summary of the Proposal

We're required to review our development contributions policy at least every three years. These reviews provide us with the opportunity to:

  • Implement learnings since the adoption of the previous policy
  • Implement national best practice and update any changes to policy administration
  • Update underlying assumptions around our infrastructure and growth capacity
  • Revise our assumptions surrounding development within the city
  • Incorporate updated growth forecasts and infrastructure demand expected from growth
  • Incorporate revised project lists from Asset Management Plans, the Long-term Plan 2021-51
  • Update assumptions about future interest and inflation rates.

Our city has faced significant growth since the previous policy's adoption, and we are projected to continue at these historically high levels for the foreseeable future. The policy review allows us to effectively plan and finance future growth within our city.

Please refer to the Statement of Proposal below to find out about the proposed changes. You can also read the draft policy and view the proposed Development Contributions maps.

Also check out the interactive map, where you can search by your property address to see what the 2021 Proposed Development Contributions would be for your property.

If you want to compare the proposed development contributions to the current charges you can look at the existing fees here.

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Supporting Documents

Key Dates

When What
Friday 25 June 2021 Submissions open
Sunday 25 July 2021 Submissions close
Thursday 5 August 2021 Submitters present to Te Puna Kōrero (hearings)
Thursday 19 August 2021 Te Puna Kōrero deliberates and changes are agreed
Thursday 9 September 2021 Council adopts the new policy

Have Your Say

Go online

The easiest way to have your say is to complete an online submission here.

Write to us

  • You can find copies of this proposal at all Porirua City libraries, at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022, and also on the public consultation page of our website.
    You can have your say in a number of ways:
    • Download a submission form here.
    • Email your submission to:, with “Development Contributions Policy” in the subject line
    • Hand in your submission to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court
    • Post your submission to:
      Development Contributions Policy
      Porirua City Council
      PO Box 50218
      Porirua City 5240
    • Give us a call
      If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you

Submissions close on Sunday 25 July 2021.

The hearing will be held on Thursday 5 August 2021.

Have your say online here.

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Want to know more

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please email Julia Bates at or call on 04 237 1499.


To support our drive to be as transparent as possible all submissions will be publicly available but without your contact details. If you don’t want your name made public, please tick “Withhold my details” on the submission form. Please note you won’t be able to withhold your name if you choose to speak at the hearing or if you are representing an organisation.