Three Year Plan 2018-2021

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The Kaikoura District Council 3 Year Plan 2018-2021 will set our work, budgets and priorities for the next 3 years. It will control what we work on, how we work on it, how much money we have to spend on key issues and how much money we charge you for services and for your rates.

Why our 3 Year Plan matters  

Think our roads could be better serviced? Think our drinking water isn't up to scratch? You're about to get your chance to do something about it. 

Kaikoura District Council is responsible for services for Kaikoura including roads, footpaths, rubbish collection and water and the library. We're also responsible for the earthquake rebuild and our Districts ongoing recovery. 

Right now we're preparing a plan that will set our work, budgets and priorities for the next 3 years, 2018-2021. It will control what we work on, how we work on it, how much money we have to spend on key issues and how much money we charge you for services and for your rates.

"Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere whakamua - Care for the land, care for the people, go forward”

This 3 Year Plan is Council's most thorough plan produced since the earthquake. We've reviewed every dollar we're spending, every service we're providing and everything we charge. Last year there was still a lot we didn't know about the extent of earthquake damage, our insurance payouts or the assistance we were likely to receive from central government or other partners. This year, we know a lot more. We've also spent time working with our iwi partners as well as NCTIR, and other key local stakeholders to better understand their plans, needs and ideas. 

All this means that this 3 Year Plan will open a new chapter for Kaikoura District Council. Based around the Maori proverb "Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere whakamua (Care for the land, care for the people, go forward)” the plan will be positive and forward thinking. It will also be realistic and transparent and talk openly about issues of affordability and who pays for what. 

The timetable is: 

  • Now - late April: Draft a plan 
  • Late April/May: Put the draft out for consultation - your chance to read it and tell us what changes you want made
  • May: Do a roadshow of meetings and workshops with residents, stakeholders and partners to explain the plan and find out what you think 
  • May/early June: Collect all the submissions
  • Mid-June: Hold hearings and submissions
  • Late June: Make any changes to the plan based on what people have told us
  • Late June: Adopt the plan
  • 2018-2021: Do the work

Read more about the Three Year Plan