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Development & financial contributions

Through our development and financial contributions policy, developers contribute to the infrastructure needed to support Porirua City’s growth.

Development contribution fees

You will usually have to pay development contributions for residential developments such as new houses and apartments, non-residential developments, subdivisions, and for some changes of land use.

We’ll work out the exact amount you need to pay when we assess your development for its building consent, resource consent or service connection. The fees are calculated based on the number of household equivalent units (HEU) created by the development and the type and location of your development.

If you want to know more about development contributions, phone us on (04) 237 5089 or email our Development Agreements Officer on We’ll help you get the information you need.

**The 2021 Development Contribution Policy will come into effect at 12 am on 10th September 2021. Any consent applications that are lodged up to 11.59 pm on 9th September 2021 (including application payment fee being received), provided that they are determined to be a complete application under section 88 of the RMA, will be considered under the 2020 Development Contributions Policy.

2020 Development contributions catchment areas interactive map

2021 Development contributions catchment areas interactive map

Ask for a reassessment

You can ask us to reconsider a development contribution assessment if you believe it was incorrect or based on incorrect information. You may also make a formal objection to an assessment or reconsideration of an assessment. Details of how to do this are in our Developments Contributions Policy above.