Long Term Plan 2018-2028 Proposal

Long Term Plan 2018-2028 Proposal

From 26 March – 2 May the Council is consulting on our proposed 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (LTP).

Making South Taranaki the most liveable district in NZ

South Taranaki is a unique place, blessed with abundant natural resources, stunning scenery and innovative people. But we can’t take our future wellbeing for granted.

Our Council has a vision to make South Taranaki the most liveable district in Aotearoa/New Zealand, with an attractive and affordable lifestyle, connected people, in sustainable and vibrant communities.

Previously, the Council’s focus has been on upgrading our district’s water infrastructure, key community facilities and implementingprojects designed to make South Taranaki a desirable place to live and do business.

We now have a much improved and reliable water network and, since our last Long Term Plan three years ago, we have progressed the Hawera Town Centre redevelopment, District Pathways Programme, Opunake Beach Masterplan and the regional landfill.

Our focus for the next ten years is to complete these key projects, maintain our current assets and core services and improve our wastewater infrastructure.

At the same time the Council is conscious of the need to keep rates at an affordable level, so we are funding key projects with existing reserves and earnings from the Council’s Long Term Investment Fund, rather than through rates.

With an expected average total rate increase of 3.08% per year over the next ten years, we believe our proposed Long Term Plan strikes the right balance between progress, providing the services and facilities our communities expect and affordability. But we want to know what you think.

Please take a moment to read our Consultation Document (being posted to South Taranaki households) which covers the key issues and proposals in our Long Term Plan, including the main projects and services the Council intends to carry out and the impact on rates over the next ten years. We want to make the best decisions we can for the future of South Taranaki and your feedback will help us do that.

Comments and suggestions can be sent to the Council by:

  • To fill out the Online Feedback Form click here.
  • Sending an email to longtermplan@stdc.govt.nz
  • Completing the hard copy feedback form attached to the Consultation Document and posting it to us at Private Bag 902, Hawera or dropping it into any LibraryPlus or the Hawera Administration Building.
  • Phoning us on 278 0555 or toll free 0800 111 323 and we can fill out a submission form for you over the telephone

Consultation Document

Download a copy of our Consultation Document here (3.9MB).

Supporting Information for the 2018 - 2028 Long Term Plan Proposal

2018 - 2028 Long Term Plan Supporting Information (Full Document 6.4MB)

2018 - 2028 Long Term Plan Supporting Information (Sections)

Section 1 (1.9MB) - Vision, Priorities, Community Outcomes, Financial Strategy, Infrastructure Strategy

Section 2 (3.5MB) - Activity Statements, Levels of Service and Performance Measures

Section 3 (860KB) - Significance and Engagement Policy, Building Maori Capacity to Contribute to Council Decision Making Policy, Assumptions and Data

Section 4 (1MB) - Revenue and Financing Policy, Funding Impact Statements, Rates, Financial Benchmarks, Capital Projects Programme, Debt Ratios, Special Reserve Funds, Statement of Accounting Policies

Proposed Fees and Charges Schedule

Financial Policies

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018

Waste Assessment 2018