Proposed 2015-2025 Long Term Plan out now

Proposed 2015-2025 Long Term Plan out now

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Public consultation on the Council’s proposed 2015 – 2025 Long Term Plan started on Monday 30 March and runs until Wednesday 6 May.

A long term plan Consultation Document will be delivered to South Taranaki households in early April.

This document is 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 residents to have a say on the services Council provides and the rates we pay.

In the Plan, the Council is proposing a modest 2.5% average annual rate increase over the next ten years, which is less than the Local Government rate of inflation. As part of the Long Term Plan Council is also consulting specifically on four proposals:

  • HaweraTown Centre Development
  • A new Library, arts, culture and public space
  • An earthquake prone buildings Assistance Package
  • District walkways and cycleways projects

Click here to find out more about the Consultation Document and how you can have your say!

Other upcoming projects and highlights in the proposed Plan include:

ProjectEstimated CostYear/s
New  Sports/Clubroom facility, Taumata Park, Eltham$500,0002015-17
Eltham  Municipal Building$46,0002015/16
Eltham Pool upgrades$296,0002015-18
Rawhitiroa Pool upgrades$110,0002015-17
Eltham Town Hall$210,0002019/20
Kaponga Victoria Park playground$68,0002019/20
Kaponga Town  Pool upgrades$42,0002015-17
Opunake  Beach improvements$237,0002016-18
Opunake  Beach Holiday Park$70,0002017/18
Opunake  Library upgrades$108,0002018-21
Te Namu Pa  Bridge Opunake$79,0002016/17
Manaia Town  Hall upgrades$195,0002017/18
Manaia Town  Pool upgrade$684,0002018-21
Manaia  Library upgrades$58,0002015/16
Patea  Library upgrades$111,0002015-17
Patea Public  Toilet replacement$266,0002024/25
Waverley  Library upgrades$67,0002016-18
Waverley  Beach Holiday Park upgrades$293,0002018/19
Waverley  Community Centre $55,0002019/20
Waverley  Aotea Park $95,0002016/17


Quick Facts

Average total rates increase over next ten years - 2.5% pa

Projected Total Expenditure over next ten years - $646 m

Projected Total Revenue over next ten years - $648 m

Projected total debt by 2025 - $142m

Projected value of Long Term Investment Fund by 2025 - $162 m