Plans, Reports, Bylaws & Policies

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

Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031

The Kaikōura District Council Draft Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021 - 2031 is now open for public consultation. The LTP is our most important planning tool, guiding what the Council plans to do over the next decade – and how we intend to pay for it. Read the Consultation Document or click here for more details.

We are asking for your feedback on five key proposals. While the plan will not include every project, we will endeavour to provide an overview of projects or issues that have a significant cost or have high community interest. As a Council we need to strike a balance between the needs and aspirations of our community, considering where we are currently at, and the ability to pay for the proposed services.

Whether you agree or disagree, or have different suggestions, we encourage you to let us know, your feedback will help the Mayor and Councillors make their final decisions. Click here to make a submission.

Annual Plan 2020/2021

The Annual Plan was adopted on the 26th August. Download the 2020/2021 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.

Key Plans, Bylaws and Policies

16 April 2021