The Long Term Plan (LTP) is the most important opportunity for the public to influence Council’s funding priorities. The Long Term Plan outlines our activities and priorities for the next ten years, providing a long-term focus for decision-making. It explains how we will raise funding and what that funding will be spent on.
The Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) requires every council to produce a Long Term Plan. Under the Local Government Act, Long Term Plans must be reviewed every three years with full consultation with the public each time. The Long Term Plan incorporates a ten-year Financial Strategy and thirty-year Infrastructure Strategy, supplemented by defined service levels for each ‘activity’ Council delivers. These three elements are effectively the foundation for other parts of the plan, for example, capital projects, and funding requirements.
Long Term Plans