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Long Term Plan 2018-2028

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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 kicked in on July 2017. It set 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 turned 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. 

What's happened so far?

We ran a survey last year, asking people to identify their priorities for the region. The results fed in to first stage LTP discussions at council in August.

Read a summary of what iwi, stakeholders and our communities told us [PDF, 730 KB].

Then in April this year our draft LTP went out for public discussion and submission.  You can read more about this, including our consultation document, here.

All the feedback from that consultation is now being collated.People who wanted to present their feedback to councillors will have the opportunity to do so between 7-11 May. The final plan will be adopted on 26 June.



30 January-2 February 2018        Council meets to discuss the draft budget
16 March 2018 Public consultation period opens
16 April 2018 Public consultation ends
7-11 May 2018 Hearings held
28 May-1 June 2018 Council deliberates
26 June 2018 2018-2028 Long Term Plan adopted
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