2018 Development Contribution Policy Consultation

Every three years we review our Development Contribution Policy. This is your opportunity to have a say on the changes we are proposing. 

The key changes are:

  • Simplifying the policy language; 
  • Updating the trip rates based on more recent data; 
  • Assessing all residential development for development contribution - whether part of a dairy conversion or normal residential; 
  • Updating the timing of payment for development contributions;
  • Updating the overall schedule of development contributions. There is an increase in water and wastewater development contributions due to increased project costings. 

Please read the Statement of Proposal along with our Draft Development Contribution Policy, and we look forward to your feedback on the proposed changes.

​​Key Dates

Consultation OpensFriday 13 April
Consultation ClosesMonday 30 April
Hearings14-18 May
2018 Development Contribution Policy AdoptedTuesday 26 June


We'd encourage you to make a submission and tell us what you think about our proposed changes to the Policy. It's important that you complete your submission by Monday 30 April

  • Make an online submission​ 
  • Email your feedback to consult@waitaki.govt.nz 
  • Post your submission to Waitaki District Council, Private Bag 50058, Oamaru, 9444
  • Deliver it to one of our offices:
    • 20 Thames Street, Oamaru
    • 72 Tiverton Street, Palmerston

If you wish to speak to Council about your submission, we'll contact you with a day and time (hearings are scheduled for 14-18 May although all these days are unlikely to be needed).

Other Consultations

We're also consulting on other plans and policies:

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