Plans, Reports & Strategies

Plans & Strategies

Council has adopted a number of strategies and plans which set out the vision, objectives, projects and steps to achieve outcomes related to specific issues.


A range of surveys and other research projects are undertaken by the Council. The results of these contribute to various aspects of Council policy-making, including the Council's Long Term Plan and the District Plan.

Reports are produced each quarter to track residential and business growth in the District.  They have a particular focus on the District's  main centres for business: Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus and Oxford.

The reports monitor growth in population and the housing sector, economic data helps to track spending, while Gross Domestic Product and unemployment rates help us understand how the Waimakariri District is performing on a national and regional level.

Community Surveys explores the attitudes of Waimakariri District residents about aspects of their community and environment. Undertaking this survey helps Council to meet its obligations under the Resource Management Act 1991 to undertake state of the environment reporting. The responses also contribute to knowledge of community priorities and residents’ views of topical issues.

Issues surveys seek community views about a range of other issues such as 'likes', 'dislikes' and changes 'wanted' and 'not wanted', and other possible issues that pertain to the local area.

To view earlier reports, please contact Customer Services on 0800 965 468 or email

The Waimakariri District Council Customer Satisfaction Survey reports what the Districts’ residents think about the services and facilities the Council provides for them and other relevant Council activities.

The most recent survey was conducted in 2019. It is the ninth in a series of three yearly customer satisfaction surveys to be conducted by the Council. The Key Findings document is a summary of all findings, the Research Report is an analysis of all findings of every topic.

To view earlier survey reports, please contact Customer Services on 0800 965 468 or email

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Last reviewed date: 06 Aug 2023