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Long Term Plan (LTP)

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Every three years the Council must adopt a Ten Year Plan and in the years between Council adopts Annual Plans. This is the blueprint for investment in the district's infrastructure and services over the next ten years.

The plan affects every single person in our district and is prepared in consultation with our residents and ratepayers, outlining a proposed work plan and how we propose to fund it. Consultation is undertaken in line with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002 and wider engagement on key topics aim to ensure everyone gets to know what's being considered, what the options are, and how they can have their say. 

2024-2034 Long Term Plan

Consultation on a draft Long Term Plan 2024-2034 is underway.

Everything we do costs more to deliver. Civil construction costs are up by 27% and like everyone, we’re grappling with high inflation, interest rates, insurance and compliance costs. Growth challenges and opportunities also bring more costs.

We know we need to keep delivering for our communities and make sure we’re ready for the future. The draft plan focuses on getting the basics right first.

The draft LTP sets out Council’s proposed workplan for the next ten years, how we propose to pay for it and what it means for the rates you pay.

Visit to read more and make a submission by 28 July 2024.

Previous LTPs