Proposed 2015-2025 Long Term Plan


All councils are required by law to set a 10-year Long Term Plan and review it every three years, in consultation with the public. This year, the Long Term Plan (or “LTP”) process is a little bit different to previous years. Instead of consulting on a draft LTP, we have prepared a Consultation Document.

The Consultation Document is basically a summary of the Council’s Proposed Long Term Plan and outlines the key issues, projects and services the Council intends on carrying out over the next ten years – along with the impact on rates.

It’s important because it provides an opportunity for our residents to have a say on the services Council provides and the rates we pay.


Consultation Document

Click here to download the Consultation Document.

If you would like a hard copy of the Consultation Document, you can pick one up from the Hawera Administration Building, your local LibraryPlus centre or you can call Council on 0800 111 323 to have one delivered.

The Consultation Document is being delivered to all South Taranaki homes in early April.

Read the full Proposed 2015-2025 Long Term Plan Document

Click to download the full Proposed 2015-2025 Long Term Plan Document

Or you can download the relevant sections;

  1. Contents Page
  2. Introduction
  3. Financial Strategy
  4. Infrastructure Strategy
  5. Activities and Services
  6. Financial Information
  7. Schedule of Fees and Charges
  8. Capital Expenditure
  9. Enhancing Maori Capacity to contribute to Council Decision-making Policy
  10. Revenue and Financing Policy
  11. Significance and Engagement Policy
  12. Financial Contribution Policy
  13. Investment Policy
  14. Liability Management Policy
  15. Treasury Management Policy
  16. Rates Remission Policy
  17. Rates Remission and Postponement on Maori Freehold Land Policy


Public Meetings

Opunake - Wednesday 8 April, 5.30pm, Sandford Events Centre

Hawera - Tuesday 14 April, 5.30pm, Dimocks Building, Regent Street

Patea – Wednesday 15 April, 5.30pm, Old Folks Hall, Egmont Street

Eltham – Thursday 16 April, 5.30pm, Eltham Town Hall


Manaia – Friday 17 April, 10am, Manaia LibraryPlus, South Road

Kaponga – Tuesday 21 April, 10am, Kaponga LibraryPlus, Victoria Street

Waverley – Friday 24 April, 10am, Waverlery LibraryPlus, Weraroa Road

Have your Say

The Council’s proposed 2015-2025 Long Term Plan is available for comment from 30 March until 6 May 2015. This is your chance to give your feedback about the proposed Plan, so please take the time to get involved and have your say.

Comments and suggestions can be sent to the Council by:

  • Completing the online submission form
  • Sending an email
  • 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
  • Faxing us on (06) 278 8757
  • Phoning us on 278 0555 or toll free 0800 111 323 and we can fill out a submission form for you over the telephone


What happens next?

The Council meets on Wednesday 20 May 2015 to hear those people who wish to speak to their submissions. If you would like to do this, please indicate on your Feedback Form. You will be contacted to arrange a time. Once the Council has considered all feedback it will adopt the final 2015-2025 Long Term Plan by 30 June 2015. A summary of the Council’s decisions will be published in the Council’s newsletter, SouthLink, in a July 2015 issue of the Taranaki Star