The Long Term Plan 2021-2031 consultation closed at 12 noon 21 May 2021.
All councils must prepare a long term plan every three years outlining their ten year budget explaining what projects and activities they intend to carry out and how these will be paid for.
Waitaki District Council's Long Term Plan (LTP) is our commitment to delivering the services and infrastructure our district needs to thrive. The LTP consultation provides an opportunity for everyone to shape the future of our district for the next 10 years. The consultation process ran from 21 April to the 21 May 2021. The Waitaki District Council Long Term Plan 2021-2031 was adopted on 29 June 2021 - read it here.
We review our plans regularly to make sure they're still appropriate. Any changes can be incorporated into our annual plans (our one year budgets) which gives us an opportunity to change course more quickly if we need to.
LTP Consultation Timeline
|May - November 2020
||Policies, strategies and projects are developed
|December 2020 - February 2021
||The consultation document and supporting information are developed
|1 - 30 March 2021
||The consultation document and supporting information is audited
|19 April 2021
||The consultation document and supporting information is adopted by Council
|21 April - 21 May 2021
||Formal consultation with the community
|24 and 25 May 2021
||Hearings and deliberations
|29 June 2021
||Adoption of the 2021-31 Long Term Plan;
Rates set for the 2021-22 rating year
|1 July 2021
||New rates effective
||Post engagement with the community
Read our Long Term Plan 2021-2031 Consultation Document
(PDF, 13MB)Waitaki LTP 2021-2031 Consultation Document.pdf(PDF, 13MB)
This Consultation Document provides the community with a summary of the overall direction Council intends to take over the next 10 years, in line with Council's legal obligations, infrastructure needs and community priorities. The document includes an overview of our key issues, what we're planning, how we propose to fund the activities and services, and the impact this may have on ratepayers.
It is a balancing act between service realities, community needs and aspirations, and the community's willingness to pay.
The plan is underpinned by the supporting documentation below which provides more detail in regard to the infrastructure, financial budgets and activities of Council.