Plans

Council Annual and Long Term Plan

The Local Government Act 2002 requires the Council to develop a Long Term Plan (LTP) in consultation with the community. The LTP is required to cover a minimum of ten years from the date of its publication. The LTP will be reviewed and updated every three years following a further consultation process. In the first year of an LTP, the financial and service level information in the LTP, is by law, the Annual Plan. In the following two years, the Council will publish an Annual Plan. Each Annual Plan will describe the work programme to deliver that year’s part of the LTP. No significant changes can be made through just the Annual Plan process, unless there is an amendment to the LTP. Any amendment and the Annual Plan can be consulted on and adopted concurrently.

Amendments to the Local Government Act 2002 require the Council to consult with the community on the proposed content of the LTP by way of a Consultation Document (CD), with the draft components of the new LTP available to the community.

The Council has to produce an LTP every three years. In the in-between years (i.e. years two and three) the Council will produce an Annual Plan. This will focus on budget implications of the LTP for that year.

2022/23 Annual Plan

Engagement on the draft Annual Plan for 2022/23 (year 2 of the LTP) is underway. Our engagement pullout is packed with information on the plan. Feedback closes on 30 May and the plan is set to be adopted by 30 June.

See our dedicated annual plan page for more details on opportunities to engage.

For further queries, email annualplan@swdc.govt.nz.

2021/31 Long Term Plan

2021—2031 Long Term Plan
2021—2031 Long Term Plan Consultation Document

Supporting Documentation

The Wairarapa Combined District Plan (WCDP)

The purpose of the District Plan is to assist the Council to carry out its functions in order to achieve the purposes of the Resource Management Act. The WCDP was adopted by South Wairarapa, Carterton and Masterton District Councils in May 2011. The WCDP is the principle means by which the Councils seek to ensure the sustainable management of the natural and physical resources of the district.

Currently the WCDP is undergoing its 10-yearly review, which provides an opportunity to influence land use and subdivision in the district. The review process is expected to take about 3 years, with the aim of having a revised plan in 2023.

Follow the progress of the review on the new WCDP website. Stay informed on:

  • the review process
  • where and when you can contribute to the review process
  • what the outcomes and decisions are in each phase of the process

‍The plan is reviewed by a joint committee formed by delegated members of the three Wairarapa District Councils. It is expected that during the plan review, the committee will receive direction from Government as new policies are rolled out. It will therefore need to include consideration of these policies, and possibly others, as they arise.

Right now the committee is identifying and confirming significant resource management issues, including subdivisions, financial contributions, indigenous biodiversity, historical heritage and planning for natural hazards and climate change.‍

A draft District Plan will be developed which will be released for feedback from the community in
October 2022. There will be a six-week opportunity for the public to respond.

Engagement will take place via a written submission process, and targeted consultation.

Other plans

Asset Management Plans

Asset Management Plans provide a framework for the efficient stewardship of the Council’s infrastructural assets. They show how the Council will meet current and future levels of service required by the community through the creation, operation, maintenance, renewal, and disposal of infrastructural assets in the most cost effective way.

Land Transport Asset Management Plan
Water Asset Management Plan
Wastewater Asset Management Plan

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