Sustainable development – a joint undertaking

All towns require growth to be sustainable. With growth comes the opportunity to upgrade old infrastructure and modernize the area. Without growth, the only other source of income for the council to maintain current levels of service will be from Rates increases, which are unattainable. Alternatively, privatization with “pay as use ”model – Toll Roads, …

House costs to fall as Council fees slashed

First published on www.bayofplentlytimes.co.nz by John Cousins | Thursday, February 23, 2012 Development fees in Tauranga are to be slashed in a bid to get the city’s building industry out of the doldrums. Tauranga City Council’s building impact fee for a new home will drop by $5100 – a 40 per cent reduction on the current …