You’ve already told us to pack light, so we’re planning a no frills budget to build and maintain the essentials such as roads, water, wastewater and stormwater services, rubbish and recycling, parks and reserves. What's happening now? Public consultation closed on Monday 12 April 2021. Hearings will be held over 5-7 May for those submitters who opted to present to Council. Then, Council will deliberate and make final decisions on our budgets, projects and levels of service in late June, in time for the new financial year beginning 1 July. See our LTP consultation page for more information on the proposals and the supporting documents. What is the Long Term Plan? The LTP is a key planning document for the Council that we develop every three years. The LTP outlines all the things the Council does and how they fit together. It contains the strategic direction for Council’s finances and infrastructure. It identifies what will be done over the plan's 10-year period, why our Council is doing those things, and their costs. Our current LTP, which covers the 2018-2028 period can be viewedhere.