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Long Term Plan (LTP)

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This page contains information about our Long Term Plan.
Updated: 6/10/2017 8:52 a.m.

The Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) requires every council to produce a Long Term Plan (LTP) every three years. 

The LTP outlines our activities and priorities for the next ten years, providing a long-term focus for decision-making. It also explains how work will be scheduled and funded.

Under the LGA LTPs must be reviewed every three years with full consultation with the public each time. An Annual Plan is developed in the years in between.

The next Long Term Plan

Community involvement in the District's 10-year-plan will be kicking off early for the 2018-28 LTP.

In addition to formal consultation which will take place in 2018, and involves preparing a draft LTP and issuing a Consultation Document to get community input on key issues and decisions, Council will be adding an extra step; early community engagement.

Council is taking this approach because we want to get a better picture of what the community wants before we before we develop the draft plan. It's about gathering ideas, knowledge and information from our community and feeding that into the process early on. Earlier engagement will give us time to consider projects, costs and options and review existing asset management plans and work programmes to better inform the LTP process. 

Since the beginning of June we have received around 300 comments on a range of topics – taking care of our infrastructure – rubbish, recycling, water and sewerage, improving our roads, safety, improving recreational facilities particularly for our young people, and more cycleways and walkways.

All of this information is being presented to Council and will be used to help shape the plan. After that you’ll get another chance to provide us with your feedback through a formal consultation process in March next year.

Read more on our HereToWhere website:


The 2015-2025 Long Term Plan

Our 2015 -2025 Long Term Plan was adopted by Council in June 2015. It covers the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2025, and remains current until the new LTP is adopted in June 2018.

Viewing the Long Term Plan

Download a full copy of the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan from the link below.

If you would like to view a printed copy of the document, call in to one of our Customer Service Centres or the public library. You can also phone 0800 WDC INFO and ask to have a copy posted to you.  

2015-2025 Long Term Plan [3.08mb]

Previous Plans

If you would like a copy of any previous plans, please contact us.


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