Development Contributions increases
Development Contributions are a charge on developments that helps pay for the infrastructure that services this growth (e.g. wastewater pipes, roads, reserves, treatment plants – and soon community facilities like pools and libraries). The charge is usually included in building consent invoices.
This charge has increased by $8849 for any building consents lodged on or after 1 February 2022. Further increases, estimated at up to $5000, are likely from 1 July 2022.
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Tauranga City Council is responsible for processing building consents, undertaking building inspections, and issuing code compliance certificates.