Long Term Plans

Our Long Term Plan (previously called Ten Year Plans) sets out Council's financial priorities for a period of 10 years, and is updated every three years.

We are required, by legislation, to develop a Long Term Plan (LTP), which is to be revised every three years.

Our Long Term Plan allows us to take a long-term view of our responsibilities while enabling us to adjust for changing financial factors and keep budgets up-to-date.

We are required to carry out consultation prior to the adoption of the plan.

The 2018-2028 Long Term Plan ws adopted at the Council meeting on 26 June 2018.

You can read the outcomes here.


Long Term Plan 2021-2031

The LTP for 2021-2031 is being prepared and will go out for public consultation from Friday 12 March to Monday 12 April 2021. Hearings and deliberations on the submissions we receive will then take place before the final LTP is adopted at the end of June 2021.

The LTP is the basis for the Annual Plan and is the basis upon which the Council sets rates.


What is a Long Term Plan?

The Local Government Act 2002 states that all Councils must produce a Long Term Plan (to be revised every 3 years). The Plan is to ensure the Council:

  • Provides a long-term focus for the decisions and activities of the local authority
  • Provides integrated decision-making and co-ordination of the resources of the local authority
  • Provides an opportunity for participation by the public in decision-making processes on activities to be undertaken by the local authority