Plans, Reports, Bylaws & Policies

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

Key Plans, Bylaws and Policies

Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031

The Kaikōura District Council Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021 - 2031 was formally adopted by Council on Wednesday 28 July.

Download the LTP through the links below.
Long Term Plan Part 1 to 2 - Council Activities
Long Term Plan Part 3 - Strategies and Policies
Long Term Plan Part 4 to 5 - Financial information, Rates and Appendices

Five key proposals were consulted on as part of the LTP including increased investment in roads and footpaths, a review of the outdated District Plan, a fortnightly urban rubbish collection and tourism/business support. The majority of the submissions agreed with the proposals ranging from 64% (tourism/business support) through to 73% (urban rubbish collection).

Mayor Craig Mackle commented “It’s great to see that all of the proposed options were well supported. It shows we are on track to deliver changes and improvements in line with what the majority of the community want.”

The LTP has been adopted with an overall rate increase of 5.4% for 2021/2022, and a ten-year average increase of 3.3%. 

Other submissions requested financial support for the Mayfair Theatre, Kaikōura Cycling Club (KCC), Te Korowai. The Council has responded with proposals to allow a one-off grant of $15,000 each to the Mayfair and KCC (both grants to be paid from unspent economic development funds), $10,000 to Te Korowai and $2500 to Vetcare to support responsible cat ownership with a focus on desexing and microchipping cats (both grants from unspent environmental funds).

$5000 has been allocated to the Kēkerengū Community Hall (from unallocated funds from the District Grants Fund). The Council will continue to contribute to Sports Tasman, iSite and the Kaikōura Museum.

Download the Consultation Document


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.