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Development Impact Fees

Development Contributions

Notes on non-residential buildings

Notes on reserves contributions

Current Development Impact Fees

Indicative Development Impact Fees

Remissions, Reconsideration and Objections

Development Impact Fees are a combination of:

  • Development Contributions required under the provisions of the Councils Development Contributions Policy (as amended in the 2015-2035 Long Term Plan). These contributions are allowed for under the provisions of the Local Government Act 2002. These will be required on any relevant development as described below; and,
  • Financial Contributions (including Reserves Contributions) provided for under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Councils District Plan (Part E).

Development Contributions are required to allow a growing district to maintain the current level of services to the district. This is done by requiring new developments to make a fair and equitable contribution to the necessary increased capacity of those services to accommodate that growth. They are not used to fund operations and maintenance of those services (this being funded by rates).  

Financial contributions (consisting mainly of reserves contributions) are required to give effect to the Objectives and Policies of the Operative District Plan (Part E). New provisions relating to reserves contributions were notified in November 2012 as part of the Proposed District Plan, but these will not come into effect until after hearings in 2016 and after the settlement of any appeals.  

View information on the Proposed District Plan    

Development Contributions

Development Contributions are required from new developments (e.g. a new house or subdivision) in the form of money or land or both (at the Council’s discretion) for capital expenditure required as a result of growth. They are used for roading, water supply and wastewater treatment facilities and reticulation, stormwater management and community infrastructure.

Changes to the Development Contributions Policy and associated fee schedule were approved by the Kāpiti Coast District Council as part of the 2015-35 Long Term Plan (LTP).  The revisions have been based on the capital expenditure programme, revised population and employment forecasts, and policy changes. 

The policy has been refined in the 2012-35 Long Term Plan to more specifically identify the various funding service areas of the infrastructure and calculate the contributions relevant to those areas. Roading, community infrastructure and part of the stormwater contributions are uniform across the district. Water, wastewater and the remaining specific storm water contributions are based on the particular catchments serviced by those activities.

Where Council  services are available and will be used in the rural area then the Development Impact Fee relating to that service will apply.

Calculations of development contributions are based on the number of ‘units of demand’ on the infrastructure a development gives rise to. The Council uses “Household Unit Equivalents” to calculate this. An HUE may be new dwelling unit, a new lot in a subdivision or, for non-residential developments, the additional gross floor area of the project (500m2 GFA equates to one HUE).

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Notes on non-residential buildings

Development Contributions will be payable at the time of subdivision for non-residential development at the rate of one HUE per lot and any credits or additional development contributions required will be assessed at the time of subsequent applications to develop the lot/s. New or expanded non-residential buildings will be charged for each square metre of gross floor area over 500m2 where a contribution has been paid at subdivision stage.

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Notes on reserves contributions

Where non rural land is subdivided, reserve contributions are set at a percentage of the market value of each additional lot created + GST, with land value capped at $150,000 per lot.  These percentages are 7.5% for residential and open space zones and 10% for other zones.

A reserves contribution of $2,532.50 per additional lot is applied to the Rural zone subdivisions.

For second or subsequent dwelling units on a lot where no contribution has been made as part of the subdivision creating that lot, the reserves contribution will be $5,065.00 per unit ($2,532.50 per unit in rural areas).  There is no reserves contribution for family flats. 

For commercial or industrial buildings on a lot where no contribution has been made as part of the subdivision creating that lot, the reserves contribution is $13.50 per square metre of additional gross floor area. 

Reserves contributions are calculated based on the fee schedule in place at the time of application for building consent or resource consent. 

New provisions relating to reserves contributions were notified in November 2012 as part of Chapter 12 of the Proposed District Plan, but these will not come into effect until after hearings in 2016 and the settlement of any appeals. 

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Current Development Impact Fees

This page outlines details of Development Contributions and Financial Contributions (collectively known as Development Impact Fees) for the current financial year (1 July to 30 June).

The fees apply to all subdivisions and new residential dwellings, as well as new or expanded non-residential buildings in all zones shown in the Kāpiti Coast District Plan.

The fees apply to:

  • Each additional lot created by a subdivision (residential or non-residential).
  • For non-residential uses, each square metre of additional building gross floor area (except for the first 500m² per site if fees have been paid at the time of subdivision).
  • Each additional dwelling (except the first on a lot if Development Impact Fees have been paid at the time of the subdivision). Proposed dwellings under 65m2 will pay 0.7 of the development contribution and a further 0.3 of the development contribution if they subsequently develop to over 65m2.
  • Extensions of one bedroom dwellings with additional bedrooms.
  • New service connections.

Development contribution fees are calculated based on the policy in place at the time of granting of resource consent (e.g. for subdivisions) or building consent. The policy also applies to Certificates of Acceptance. With regard to subdivision, these fees are required to be paid prior to the finalisation of the subdivision certification process. Fees invoiced at the building consent stage must be paid before completion of the building and the issuing of the Code Compliance Certificate.

Exceptions to these rules apply to Reserves Contributions - an explanation is given at the end of the fee schedule.

Development Impact Fees brochure 2015-2016

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Indicative Development Impact Fees

The calculation of Development Impact Fees is site specific and it is not possible to give an exact figure without the location and detail of the proposed development.

The following figures are indicative only. They are per Household Unit Equivalent including GST.

ŌTAKI

Development Contributions

Roads

$1,880

Water treatment and reticulation

$36

Wastewater

$46

Storm water management

$100

Community Infrastructure

$1,678

Sub Total

$3,740

Reserves Contributions ** Example based on $150,000 Land Valuation

$12,938

INDICATIVE   TOTAL

$16,668

PEKA PEKA

Development Contributions

 

Roads

$1,880

Water treatment and reticulation

$5,674

Wastewater

$0

Storm water management

$585

Community Infrastructure

$1,678

Sub Total

$9,817

Reserves Contributions ** Example based on $150,000 Land Valuation

$12,938

INDICATIVE TOTAL

$22,755

WAIKANAE

Development Contributions

Roads

$1880

Water treatment and reticulation

$6,579

Wastewater

$1,675

Storm water management

$585

Community Infrastructure

$1,678

Sub Total

$12,395

Reserves Contributions ** Example based on $150,000 Land Valuation

$12,935

INDICATIVE TOTAL

$25,332

PARAPARUMU

 

Development Contributions

Roads

$1,880

Water treatment and reticulation

$5,749

Wastewater

$297

Storm water management

$698

Community Infrastructure

$1678

Sub Total

$10,302

Reserves Contributions ** Example based on $150,000 Land Valuation

12,938

INDICATIVE TOTAL

$23,239

PAEKAKARIKI

 

Development Contributions

Roads

$1,880

Water treatment and reticulation

$0

Wastewater

$0

Storm water management

$40

Community Infrastructure

$1,678

Sub Total

$3,598

Reserves Contributions ** Example based on $150,000 Land Valuation

12,938

INDICATIVE TOTAL

$16,536

RAUMATI

 

Development Contributions

Roads

$1,880

Water treatment and reticulation

$5,749

Wastewater

$297

Storm water management

$698

Community Infrastructure

$1,678

Sub Total

$10,302

Reserves Contributions ** Example based on $150,000 Land Valuation

12,938

INDICATIVE TOTAL

$22,582

OTHER AREAS

 

Development Contributions

Roads

$1,880

Water treatment and reticulation

$0

Wastewater

$0

Storm water management

$40

Community Infrastructure

$1,678

Sub Total

$3,598

Reserves Contributions ** Example based on new dwelling unit contribution of $2,352.50

$2,352

INDICATIVE TOTAL

$5,950

Remissions, Reconsideration and Objections

Note: these provisions only apply to Development Contributions

Remission: Applications for the remission of any development contribution must be made in writing and will be determined at an officer level. Any such application must be made before any payment of the development contribution. Officers in considering the application will have regard to the matters set out in paragraph 145 of the development contributions policy.

Reconsideration: Applications for reconsideration, under Section 199A of the Local Government Act 2002, may be made within ten days of receiving a notice of liability for a development contribution. They may be made where a person believes that the calculation is incorrect, the policy has not been applied correctly or the information supplied for the assessment was incomplete or erroneous. Applications for reconsideration may not be made if an objection (see below) has already been made.

Applications may be made via a hardcopy or email to the council at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz using Reconsideration Form. A decision will be issued within fifteen working day of all necessary information being received.

For full details refer to Section 199A of the Local Government Act 2002 and paragraphs 147 – 156 of the development contributions policy.

Objections:  Objections are a formal legal procedure provided for under Sections 199C to 199P and Schedule 13A of the Local Government Act 2002. Refer also to paragraphs 157 to 165 of the development contributions policy. Objections may only be made on the grounds set out in the Act and will be determined by independent commissioners appointed by the Minister of Local Government. A hearing may be convened but is not mandatory.

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Related links

Development contribution policy 2015-16

Development contribution reconsideration form

More on development impact fees

District Plan

Long Term Plan

Resource Consents