Development Contributions Policy 2018

Closes 30 Apr 2018

Opened 29 Mar 2018


Hamilton City Council is updating its Development Contributions Policy (“the existing Policy”). The Council reviews the Policy whenever it embarks on its 10-Year Plan process.

The purpose of the Policy is to enable the Council to recover from those people or organisations undertaking development a fair, equitable, and proportionate portion of the total cost of capital expenditure necessary to service growth over the long term. The Council is changing the Policy to better achieve this purpose.

The Council plans for the proposed Development Contributions Policy (“the proposed Policy”) to become operative on 1 July 2018.

The proposed Development Contributions policy can be viewed at

Need more information?

If you want to ask us a question about the proposed Policy before you write your submission, you can contact us by email Supporting information can be found at

Please note:
Please be aware when providing a submission that all responses are part of the consultation process. This means that your name but not contact details may be reproduced and included in the Council’s public documents such as the Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on the Council’s website at

What Happens Next?

After receiving submissions and hearing from the community, the Council will decide about the Development Contribution Policy 2018.

The Development Contribution Policy 2018 will be effective from 1 July 2018 and will be based on the outcomes of this decision-making process.

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  • Hamilton


  • Everyone
  • Property users
  • Commercial users
  • Developers
  • Land holders


  • Everyone