The Long Term Plan is the Council's key strategic planning document. It sets out what the Council plans to do over the next 10 years and how it plans to pay for this. The elected Council adopted the Long Term Plan 2018-28 on 28 June 2018 after an extensive community consultation exercise.
Councillors deliberated on 12 key proposals contained in the Long Term Plan consultation document and agreed to:
Councillors also decided to include an additional unsubsidised road sealing allocation of $1m per annum, initiate a districtwide roading strategy, bring forward existing plans to prevent flooding of West Coast Rd in Panguru, allocate more funds for animal control, and fund infrastructure works to coincide with construction of the new Taipa Bridge by the NZ Transport Agency.
The Long Term Plan 2018-28 will come into effect on 1 July 2018. It is reviewed each year with the Council consulting on any major changes through the Annual Plan process.