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Waikato Regional Council’s long term plan (LTP) is exactly that – it's a plan that sets the direction, priorities and funding for the next 10 years.
Our strategic direction, signed off by the council in December 2016, was the starting point for our LTP. It identifies seven key priorities to guide our work to 2019, as well as the vision, mission and long term outcomes for our region.
But we couldn’t do our LTP planning alone. From mid-2017 we met with iwi, key stakeholders, residents and ratepayers who shared their insights, ideas and priorities for the region. We used this information to prioritise our levels of service to ensure we would strike a balance between keeping rates affordable and continuing to deliver our existing work programme, while also delivering on additional requests from the community.
Formal consultation on eight proposals took place from 16 March to 16 April 2018. We also carried out targeted consultation on three topics – Tauhei flood protection scheme, changes to water user charges and information gathering fees, and the alteration of a drainage district boundary between the Hautapu and Matangi.
Unlike previous years, the consultation document was not mailed to every household. Instead, we raised awareness through print and digital media channels, as well as radio. A total of 356 formal submissions were received and over 10 million impressions and 25,138 clicks were made to our online advertising platforms. Click here to read the consultation document and view the submissions we received.
Hearings were held the week of 7 May 2018 with over 100 submitters presenting in person. Councillors then deliberated over two days at the end of May, confirming a budget which will see an average rates rise of 4.1 per cent in 2018/19. If you would like to find out what your rates look like for 2018/19, click here(external link).
Waikato Regional Council adopted its LTP on 26 June 2018.
|Public consultation | He whakawhitiwhitinga kōrero ā-tūmatanui|
|Infrastructure strategy summary | Rautaki hangarau whakarāpopoto|
|Financial strategy | Rautaki pūtea|
|How to read this section | Me pēwhea te pānui i tēnei wāhanga|
|Community and services | Hapori me ngā ratonga|
Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group | Te Rakau Whakamarumaru ā Rohe o Waikato
|Regional hazards and emergency response | Mōreatanga ā rohe me te whakarata ohotata|
|Flood protection and control works | Ngā mahi hei ārai, hei ārahi hoki i ngā waipuke|
|Integrated catchment management | Te whakahaere ā-tōpū i te rauwiringa wai|
|Public transport | Ngā waka kawe tangata tūmatanui|
|Resource use | Te whakamahinga o te taiao|
|Science and strategy | Pūtaiao me te rautak|
|Prospective financial statements | Ngā tauākī pūtea ki te pae|
|Funding impact statements by group of activity | Ngā tauākī pānga pūtea mā te kāhui mahi|
|Revenue and financing policy | Kaupapa here whiwhi me te utu rawa|
|Annual funding impact statement for 2018/19 | Te tauākī pānga pūtea ā-tau 2018/19|
|Schedule of fees and charges | Te rārangi o ngā nama me ngā utu|
|Rating impacts for sample properties | Ngā pānga ā-reiti mō ngā whenua tauira|
|Key regional assumptions|
|Group of activity assumptions|
|Significant negative effects|
|Council controlled organisations|
|Infrastructure strategy | Rautaki hangarau|