Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Submissions closed on 01 April 2021, 05:00 PM

LTP Consultation 2021-31

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About the plan

The Long Term Plan 2021-2031 is our key strategic planning document. It outlines our activities and priorities for the next ten years, and how we will pay for them.

The key areas where sought feedback included:

  • climate change and sustainability
  • rating options - how shall we pay for what we need?
  • revitalisation of our city centre - changes to James Street and John Street
  • funding for event facilities - where to allocate this budget?

The Long Term Plan also proposes a major boost to transportation funding over the 10 years of the plan.

Learn about the plan

We held 15 public meetings around the District to talk about the Long Term Plan. We held a Family Fun Day at Pohe Island on 27 March with free family activities, as an interactive way to give feedback.

These meetings will all feature the 2 documents below, which present the options we have to choose from.

Long Term Plan consultation document(PDF, 9MB) (50 pages)

Long Term Plan supporting documents(PDF, 35MB) (346 pages)

Any person making a submission will be sent a written acknowledgement and may ask to be heard by Council. Hearings were held on 13 and 14 April 2021. 

Feedback closed at 5:00pm on Thursday 1 April 2021.

Summary of submissions

A total of 2886 formal submissions were received on our Long Term Plan. These are available on our Agendas and Minutes page within the 13 April 2021 Whangarei District Council agenda.

Agendas and Minutes

Anyone interested in the proposals will be able to present their views during a formal submission period from 1 March 2021 to 1 April 2021.  This will be followed by formal hearings where any submitter may choose to speak to their submission.

Submissions may be made to Council by using the submission forms on this page or the submission form included in the Statement of Proposal document.

The hardcopy documents may be inspected at:

  • Whangarei District Council Service Centres at

    Forum North, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
    Ruakaka Service Centre, Takutai Place, Ruakaka

  • Whangarei Central Library, Rust Avenue, Whangarei
  • Kamo Library, Kamo Road, Kamo
  • Onerahi Library, Commins Road, Onerahi
  • Tikipunga Library, Paramount Parade, Tikipunga.

Points to remember when submitting your feedback

  • All feedback is considered public under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, so it may be published and made available to elected members and the public.

  • Your feedback will not be returned to you once lodged with Council.

  • You can also attend a hearing, scheduled for 13 - 14 April 2021, to speak to your submission.