Annual Plan 2019-2020

As Council continues to rebuild, repair and plan for the future of Kaikoura, the Ngai Tahu whakatauki that is the theme of this year’s Annual Plan reminds us that the decisions we make today, we make not only for ourselves but for our future generations.

 “Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us”.

This year is year 2 of of the Three Year Plan. The Draft Annual Plan outlines what's changed between last years plans and today.  

Council is focused on ensuring a sustainable approach to improving our services and taking opportunities to protect, enhance and develop our District. This means working with our community, our Treaty partners and our visitors and investors and navigating increasing regulation and compliance requirements.

Submissions on the draft Annual Plan 2019/2020 have now closed. Approximately 60 submissions were received. 

Hearings and deliberations will be held Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June. The final plan will be adopted at the Council meeting on the 26th June. 

In a post-earthquake Kaikōura, providing for the needs of our community, rebuilding the place we live in, planning for the changes to the land we care for, and making sure our district reaches some of the future potential we know we can, is challenging. This draft plan lays out how we are prioritising and working hard to achieve a sustainable future for everyone. 

Feedback from the 2018 community satisfaction and wellbeing survey helped shape the plan. The survey showed that 48% of community members were satisfied with council, 36% believe council is becoming more effective and efficient, 44% believe council is supporting the community and 40% believe council is supporting local businesses.

The draft plan focuses on saving money through better financial management, improving our partnership with the community, businesses and our treaty partners and investing in the people, systems and processes Council needs to provide the services our community is asking for.

The survey also showed four areas where there is the greatest opportunity to improve; resource consents and inspections, building consents, community facilities repair programme and rural roads.  Feedback from the community also highlighted the need attention to roads, footpaths, weed control, general maintenance, and swimming pools. 

“We need an all round swimming pool for our community to have things for the kids to do on winter and learn to swim all year round” Community satisfaction survey feedback 2018

The draft plan includes additional investment in roads, footpaths and streetlights, $1million towards a new pool, completing core community facilities work and adjusting our fees so that those who use our services (such as building consents) pay a fair share of the cost of providing them.

At the same time, 58% of our community believe we dispose of our waste sustainably, 66% believe our community values, protects and enhances our natural environment and biodiversity. The impact of the earthquake on our waste means there are about 3 years’ space left at the landfill at current disposal rates and our waste management and minimisation plans and strategies are due an overhaul to make sure Council and the community can work together to manage our waste as sustainably as possible in the future.

“Support the team at IWK to be able to improve services and encourage good sustainable practices for households and businesses.” Community satisfaction survey feedback 2018