Plans, Reports, Bylaws & Policies

Information about and links to Annual Plans and Reports, Long Term Plans, the District Plan and key policies and bylaws.

Annual Plan 2020/2021

The Annual Plan was adopted on the 26th August. Download the Annual Plan Document HERE

The delay in the process was due to COVID-19 and the need to ensure the lowest rates increase possible. The rates increase of 10% signalled in the Three Year Plan was recognised as unacceptable in the current COVID-19 climate so staff and Councillors have worked hard to bring this down to 4%. Some of the big projects that Council will undertake in 2020/2021 are:

  •  A complete review of Rubbish and Recycling Services
  • Address the loss of the all-weather access across the Waiau Toa/Clarence River
  • Support the construction of the new Kaikōura Aquatic Centre
  • Complete the Horizontal Infrastructure Rebuild
  • Complete the District Plan Review of the Natural Hazards Chapter
  • Continue to improve water quality, safety and security
  • Maintain community facilities
  • Progress the Provincial Growth Funded development of Wakatu Quay and South Bay Marina
  • Lead the development of the Ten Year Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031
  • Finalise the Financial and Corporate Sustainability Project


Contractor Health and Safety

The Kaikōura District Council is committed to ensuring a safe working environment as well as meeting the required duties as a Principal when engaging contractors to ensure the safety of employees, contractors, sub-contractors and members of the public.

To be able to undertake any work for the Kaikōura District Council all contractors must firstly become an Approved Contractor. You can download a copy of the Health and Safety Approved Information Booklet and Application Form here:

Health & Safety Approved Contractor Information Booklet - 2020

Health & Safety Approved Contractor Application Form - 2020

Or pick up a copy from the Council office at 96 West End, Kaikōura.

On receipt of the contractor’s health and safety information the company will be assessed for compliance to set safety standards. Once the contractor receives approved status they will be required to complete an induction and contractor approval will be reviewed every two years. Only approved contractors may be engaged to undertake any work for or on behalf of the Kaikōura District Council.

District Plan Review: Our homes | our hazards

The rolling review of the District Plan will start with the District Plan’s natural hazards provisions, using the standard plan change process under the Resource Management Act.

The current District Plan has been operative since 2008 and is due for review. In November 2018 Council confirmed the District Plan will be reviewed as a series of plan changes (a ‘rolling review’) rather than one change. 

Council will work with the community to review the District Plan’s natural hazards provisions once all technical information and other requirements are in place. There will be many opportunities for the community to learn about the natural hazards our district faces and the areas they could affect.

Read more about the Natural Hazards provisions review 

Three Year Plan 2018-2021

The 3 Year Plan 2018-2021 sets big work programmes to tackle some of our District’s biggest issues, meet community needs and legal responsibilities.

The Maori proverb "Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere whakamua (Care for the land, care for the people, go forward)” provided the guiding theme for the 3 Year Plan.

Council believes this plan provides what’s needed for Kaikouras people, environment, land and its' future. It will help Council create a district that can  move forward as a great place to live, with a strong, well-connected community that is ecologically exemplary and economically prosperous. 

Read more about the 3 Year Plan

Key Plans, Bylaws and Policies

24 December 2020