All customer-facing sites including service centres, libraries, the Mueum@TeAhu and i-SITES are open.Customers must wear a mask, sign in and follow social distancing guidelines when accessing Council services and venues during Alert Level 2. All playgrounds, public toilets and parks are open. The Hokianga Ferry operates as usual.
The Long Term Plan (LTP) 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 2021-31 on 24 June 2021 after an extensive community consultation exercise.
Councillors deliberated on three key proposals contained in the Long Term Plan consultation document and agreed to:
Start the process to identify one or more providers who will provide the best option for partially or fully divesting the 147 Housing for the Elderly units that are currently owned by Council. The sale of the units will only progress if Council is confident it will be in the best interests of tenants and the wider community in the long run.
Go ahead and invest in a 33% shareholding in Northland Inc. This will provide significant benefits including making sure the Far North perspective is embedded in the work programme, ensure greater focus and resourcing for Māori economic development and sustainability, and the promotion of all aspects of community wellbeing.
Make some, but not all, of the changes proposed. Council debated each of the seven proposed changes at length and agreed to:
The Long Term Plan 2021-31 will come into effect on 1 July 2021. It is reviewed each year with the Council consulting on any major changes through the Annual Plan process.