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Waikato District Council starts discussion on long term strategy

Waikato District Councillors, Community Board members and Community Committee members attended a workshop yesterday [Ed Note: Thursday 16 March] to commence discussions about the long term strategic direction for the district.

The workshop was held to set the scene for developing the Council’s 2018-2028 Long Term Plan, and was facilitated by BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander.

Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson says, “This was a good first session to encourage the Council to think freely and to share our ideas and vision of what the Waikato district might look like in 20-30 years’ time. Tony Alexander helped provide insight into the current socioeconomic landscape, what things may look like in the future, and how these factors may shape our district’s future challenges and opportunities.”

The Long Term Plan is an important financial and community planning document that every council must produce every three years.  It sets the direction the council is heading in for the next 10 years by establishing agreed community outcomes and goals.  It describes the council’s proposed activities across the district to support these outcomes and outlines how the activities will be managed, delivered and funded.

The Waikato District Council will prepare its draft Long Term Plan 2018-28 over the next 15 months and the community will be invited to have a say on the plan in March/April 2018. It will then be finalised and adopted in June 2018.

For more information please contact:
Jacob Quinn
Communications and Marketing Manager
Waikato District Council
07 824 5874