2012-22 Long Term Plan
The submission period for the 2012-2022 Draft Long Term Plan has now closed.
Welcome to the South Taranaki District Council's 2012 - 2022 Long Term Plan Proposal. Below are links to both the full version and Summary of the proposed Plan, as well as links to the on-line submission form.
You can also visit any LibraryPlus centre or the Hawera Administration Building to get a copy or phone (06) 278 0555 or toll free 0800 111 323 to arrange for a copy to be sent to you.
If you have any questions about the Plan or the submission process call us on 0800 111 323 during work hours (8 am - 4:30pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 - 2022 Long Term Plan Proposal (full version) Volume 1
2012 - 2022 Long Term Plan Proposal (full version) Volume 2
What is a Long Term Plan?
Every three years, the Council is required to develop a new long term plan with a ten year horizon. Planning for a period of ten years encourages the Council to take a more sustainable and long term view of our resources and the direction we are heading instead of only planning on an annual basis.
The 2012-22 proposed Long Term Plan outlines the projects, activities and services the Council intends to carry out in our community over the next ten years, with specific detail on the first three years. At this stage the proposed Plan is just that, a proposal. It is important because it provides an opportunity for you to influence the services the Council provides and the rates we pay. The Mayor and Councillors consider all submissions before adopting the final Long Term Plan.
Key Facts and Information
Total expenditure over the next 10 years is projected to be $681 million.
For most urban and rural ratepayers the total rates increase for 2012/13 is around 4.7%.
Total rates collected are increasing on average by 4.8% over the next ten years.
Over the next 10 years it is forecast that the Council’s equity will grow from about $777 million to $1.06 billion.
Main cost drivers:
Investment and loan repayments for water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades
Rising waste disposal costs (higher fuel costs, landfill charges, waste minimisation levy and ETS methane tax)
63% of total expenditure over the next ten years is just on the three core services of Roading (24%), Water (21%) and Waste Services (18%). Roading is the Council’s largest annual operating expense. Over the next ten years Council has budgeted $167 million for the Roading Activity.
Annual Debt repayments increased from $1.2 million to $3 million.
Complete water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades at: Eltham ($3.3 million), Opunake ($2.29 million), Waimate West ($16 million) and Rahotu ($2.28 million) water treatment plants, Patea reticulation ($500,000), Hawera western main sewer line ($3 million) and district wastewater pond de-sludging ($4 million).
Pensioner housing upgrades ($1.1 million) with proposal to sell Sherwood Units in Patea.
Hawera Holiday Park redevelopment reduced from $1.6 million to $450,000.
Kaponga swimming pool upgrade ($505,000)
Prepatory work on Regional Landfill at Eltham ($310,000)
Public Consultation starts Thursday 12 April 2012
Public Consultation ends Monday 14 May 2012
Council hears public submissions on Monday 21 May 2012
Council considers all submissions Wednesday 30 May 2012
Council Adopts 2012 – 2022 Long Term Plan 29 June 2012
Opunake - 12 April, 7.30 pm, Sandfords Event Centre
Waverley - 18 April, 7.00 pm, Waverley Community Centre
Manaia - 19 April, 6.30 pm, Manaia Town Hall
Patea - 23 April, 7.00 pm,Old Folks Hall
Eltham - 23 April, 7.30 pm, Eltham Town Hall
Hawera - 26 April, 6.00 pm, Council Chambers
Kaponga - 1 May, 7.00 pm, Kaponga Town Hall