Long Term Plan 2021 -2031

The Council is currently working on the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021 - 2031. 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. The draft plan will go out for public consultation in late May/June. 

The three years since the last LTP (2018 - 2021) have been HUGE! We’ve been focused on the rebuild and recovery following the 2016 Earthquakes. Now, with a successful Council Infrastructure Rebuild project behind us it’s time to look at the future of Kaikōura. The draft LTP takes us on a journey of where we’ve come from, what we plan on delivering and how we’re going to get there.

The plan will also describe how we plan to manage all of our assets and infrastructure over the next 30 years, and detail around our funding and financial management. Further to this, it tells you what your rates may look like for the next 10 years.

We’ll be asking for your feedback on some key issues. 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.
We'll promote the draft LTP and opportunities to make submissions/provide feedback through the website, Facebook, radio and Kaikōura Star.

29 March 2021