Long Term Plan


The Local Government Act 2002 introduced the requirement that councils must have a Long Term Plan which is a comprehensive statement of the Council's intentions for the next 10 years.

What is a Long Term Plan?

A Long Term Plan:

  • describes Community Outcomes for the district
  • describes the activities of the Council
  • sets out a long term focus for the decisions and activities of the Council
  • provides for integrated decision-making and coordination of Council resources
  • provides a basis for accountability to the community.

The Document

The Long Term Plan 2021-2031 was adopted by Council on Tuesday 22 June 2021. It is available in eBook or PDF format. The Infrastructure Strategy and Financial Strategy are included in the Long Term Plan and can also be accessed as separate documents. Printed copies of the Long Term Plan will be available soon at Council service centres and libraries.

Previous Long Term Plans