Draft LTP Update and Next Steps

Consultation for the 2021-31 Draft Long-Term Plan has ended (12 April).

We spoke to over 500 residents at our drop-in events, more than 5000 of you visited us online, over 750 sought more info or shared your views on our proposals of which 161 residents made a formal submission.

This is fantastic! And we would like to thank all of you who took the time to talk to us and shared your views.

The Long Term Plan (LTP) is Council’s key strategic document and sets out projects and priorities, as well as how much it will cost and how it will be funded for the coming 10 years.

During the engagement period the Council made clear their areas of focus are making sure we keep up with growth, Covid-19 economic recovery, climate change/sustainability, and the impact of the Three Waters Review.

They also specifically sought feedback on:

  • New community facilities for Pegasus and north Woodend (Ravenswood)
  • Upgrades to the Rangiora Library and wider civic area
  • Parking in Rangiora – including a car park building.

Council staff now start to process  submissions which will then be prepared in a report to the Mayor and Councillors to deliberate on.

Any submitters wishing to speak to their submission will be contacted to arrange a time to have that opportunity at the hearings scheduled for early May.

You can stay up to date with the process by visiting our draft-LTP engagement page.

Following deliberations (which take place between 25 - 27 May), amendments will be made to the draft LTP before it goes before the Council for adoption on 15 June.