Development & financial contributions

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

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

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.

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. Find out about our reconsideration and objection processes (260KB pdf).