Drop-in to learn more about the draft Long Term Plan

Waimakariri District Council is holding a series of drop-in sessions for people to learn more about the topics included as part the draft Long Term Plan.

Every three years the Council is required to create a Long Term Plan (LTP) that outlines the investments and activities we provide on behalf of the community over the next decade.

Mayor Dan Gordon says getting the budget right for the coming ten year period has been a challenge, but the Council has landed on a budget that’s prudent and responsible.

As part of the development of the draft LTP the Council reviewed all current projects to reduce anticipated rates increases from 19% down to 8.94% - or $4.75 per week for the average household.

Included in this proposed spend are the key issues the Council wants public input on which include:

  1. How we’ll prioritise the natural environment
  2. Building the right facilities at the right time
  3. Extension of the Trevor Inch Memorial Rangiora Library
  4. Funding flood resilience and improvements.
  5. Rangiora Eastern Link road.

“We think the Council’s Draft Long Term Plan delivers a budget that prioritises growth-related projects while still being prudent and responsible for the current environment,” says Mayor Gordon.

“But we also know there’s a lot of detail and thinking behind these topics and these drop-ins are here for residents to come and chat about the topics and learn more about what’s proposed for the coming 10 years.”

  • Rangiora Council chambers – Tuesday 26 March – 4pm to 6pm
  • Woodend Community Centre - Wednesday 3 April – 4pm to 6pm
  • Oxford Town Hall A&P Room – Monday 8 April – 4pm to 6pm
  • Kaiapoi Library/ Ruataniwha Civic Centre– Thursday 11 April – 5pm to 7pm
  • Ohoka Domain Pavilion – Thursday 11 April – 7pm to 9pm

The draft Long Term Plan engagement period runs from 15 March to 15 April.