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Working together with others, we’re in the process of planning ahead to support a sustainable future for our region – one where our environment, economy and communities thrive. Welcome to the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.
Waikato Regional Council’s Long Term Plan (or 'LTP') is exactly that – it's a plan that looks at the goals and aspirations we have for the Waikato region over the next 10 years. But we can’t do LTP planning alone. It’s only by working with others right across the community that we decide what to prioritise and what is sustainable for the Waikato region.
The process starts with our annual plan. Our 2017/18 annual plan kicks in from July 2017. It sets out the work we’ll do in the region over the next 12 months. We get that we’re planning geeks, and that you may not find the plan quite as exciting as we do – but you might be surprised by what it delivers. Visit the annual plan page for all the details.
With the annual plan in place, we’re turning our attention to the long term – effectively what needs to be done over the next 10 years. Through the LTP, we work out how to prioritise our work across a wide range of activities to make sure we deliver on a number of long term outcomes for the region. The tricky part is getting the balance right – and that’s where the insight of others comes in.
People around the region have the opportunity to feed into the planning process. Just recently, we ran a survey asking people to identify their priorities for the region. The results of this survey will be released soon and they will feed in to first stage LTP discussions at council in August.
There will then be further opportunity to have your say in early 2018, when the draft LTP goes out to formal consultation.