Feedback Sought for Development Contributions Policy

Have your say

From Shape Auckland – Auckland Council

Status: Open. Closing date:21/04/2016

Area: Auckland-wide

The contributions policy sets out the capital projects the council will fund from development contributions for each activity in the LTP. It also explains how much each different type of development will be charged and what the cost of providing each of these activities will be for different geographic (funding) areas.

The proposed changes will provide a stronger local connection between the collection and spending of development contributions. This will be achieved by increasing the number of funding areas for stormwater and parks to better reflect the different infrastructure investment required in different parts of the region.

The proposed changes are as follows:

  • 36 stormwater funding areas (up from 22)
  • 26 parks (reserve acquisition, development, community infrastructure) funding areas (up from 4)
  • Minor definition changes and amendments required due to the classification of new funding areas and growth model.

Feedback is sought on the following:

  1. What is your opinion on the proposed changes to the Contributions Policy Variation A?
  2. Should we change the funding areas for stormwater and parks?
  3. Do you have any other comments on how Auckland Council’s development contributions policy?

Supporting documents

Contributions policy 2015 – Variation A (PDF 392KB)

Contributions policy 2015 – Proposed changes (PDF 243KB)

Online feedback form 

Development Contributions Policy online form

The consultation period is open from 1 April 2016 to 21 April 2016. Consultation is targeted to the development community although open to the general public.
Processing feedback  

The financial policy team will analyse all feedback received in order to report on the key themes and recommendations to the Finance and Performance Committee meeting in June 2016.

The Committee will use this report to determine whether or not to make the suggested variations to the Contributions Policy 2015.
A copy of the feedback report and the decision will be made available to the public on Shape Auckland by 30 June 2016.

If you would like further information on these proposed changes or to provide feedback, please complete the online feedback form or

For information on any workshops to give your feedback in person please contact the contributions policy team at the above email.




More of a technical one but given Development Contributions from developments pay for things like infrastructure (physical, social and civic) it is one to watch. Especially in fast grown Greenfield areas like the South.

You have until April 21 to get your feedback in.