Long Term Plan 2015-2025

How old will you be in 10 years from now?

The Long Term Plan is the story of our community's journey towards a sustainable future.It sets the direction we're heading in for the next 10 years describing our proposed activities across the district and outlines how the activities would be managed, delivered and funded.

Council adopted the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan on June 30 2015 with a 2.9% general rate increase for the 2015-16 financial year, and increases of 1-3% expected over the next 10 years.

Outcomes from the six key consultation items

  • Extending library hours, making resources and some Council services more accessible to communities
  • Moving to a consistent and district wide targeted rate for the ‘three waters’ – wastewater, water supply and stormwater - over three years
  • A planned assessment of the condition of our most critical water and wastewater infrastructure assets across the district
  • A ten year programme to improve small sections of unsealed roads where safety and vehicle traction is an issue
  • Supporting our district wide  zero waste and waste minimisation targets through a user pays approach with households who have a waste collection service
  • Gradually increasing maintenance of our parks and reserves to a higher level over the next two years.

    Learn more about our consultation process and supporting information

 Additional funds were also approved for grants and donations to these organisations:

Waikato Biodiversity Forum, Bush Tramway Club, Tamahere Reserve (Tamahere-Mangaone Restoration Trust), Huntly Volunteer Fire Brigade, Franklin Tourism Group, Te Whakaruruhau Incorporated, Onewhero Old School Building, North Waikato Transport Trust, Para Kore, Waikato District Lakes and Freshwater Wetlands.

A hard copy of the 10 year plan will be available from Council offices and libraries mid-July.