As part of the Draft Long Term Plan 2015-2025 public consultation, Council asked the community for its views on whether to keep, change or cancel the 2012 Development Contributions Policy.
Community feedback showed contributions were a disincentive to business and residential development. Council also took into account the cost of administering the policy.
Following submissions, Council decided to cancel its 2012 Development Contributions Policy and to no longer charge Development Contributions.
Instead the Council decided to adopt a Financial Contributions Policy that would enable it to charge Financial Contributions on developments in growth areas that require resource consent.