Our journey to the Long-Term Plan 2024-34
Every three years, Council sets about developing a Long-Term Plan (LTP) in consultation with their communities. The LTP is a key strategic planning document that sets out the vision, financial and infrastructure strategies, key financial policies, community outcomes, levels of service, work plans and budgets for the next 10 years.
While Council must have a long-term view to be able to make sound decisions and plan well for them, 10 years is a long time, and a lot of things can change. So, every three years the plan is refreshed for the next decade to make sure it is still fit for purpose.
With several changes in the economic conditions within which Council is operating, there has been a need to consider how these factors impact the proposed budgets for 2023/24 and especially how we will continue to balance delivery for our communities with affordability.
It’s that time again and we’ll soon be coming out to talk to you about Council’s Community Outcome Statements and asking for your feedback and input. These community outcomes are focus areas that Council use to help shape the development of our LTP.
Every LTP requires a lot of love – there are multiple planning and consultation phases before a final version is adopted. We engage with a range of stakeholders, including iwi and hapuu, elected members, community groups and the wider community to ensure we capture the aspirations and needs from everyone who lives, works and plays in the Waikato district.
We’ll be hitting the road in May but don’t have our exact dates set yet so please keep back here and social media pages for updates. If there are any events planned in your community that could host an LTP Community Outcomes session, please let us know.
Eehara taaku toa I te toa takitahi, eengari he toa takitini
Success is not the work of an individual, but the work of many.