Long Term Plan

The Long Term Plan, adopted on 30 June, can be downloaded here.

The consultation period for the Long Term Plan has now closed. Hearings and deliberations are taking place in the week commencing 24 May and the Long Term Plan will be adopted on 30 June.

Big Challenges Big Decisions

The Long Term Plan is an important document as it sets our strategic direction for the next 10 years (2021-2031) and includes project priorities, budgets and rates forecasts. Our consultation document is available below and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

2021/31 Long Term Plan Consultation Document PDF
2021/31 Long Term Plan Consultation Document EBOOK
2021/31 Long Term Plan Consultation Feedback form PDF

Making a submission

We really want to hear your thoughts so are providing multiple ways to make a submission. Written submissions must be made by 5pm Friday 30 April.


  • Online here
  • By email, either by responding to the question within the body of the email or with a scanned submission form, to ltp@swdc.govt.nz
  • By posting the completed submission form to Council Offices, PO Box 6, Martinborough 5741
  • By dropping off the completed submission form to your local library of the Council offices at 19 Kitchener Street Martinborough
  • If you prefer to make a verbal submission only, phone 06 306 9611 to arrange.

Public meetings

Public meetings were held in each of the three towns during the consultation period between 12 – 15 April to give members of the public an opportunity to ask questions before making a submission. The meeting held in Martinborough was also available by Zoom Call.

A recording of the public meeting held in Martinborough and Zoom Call is available here. A copy of the presentation given at the meetings is available here.

Important dates

  • Wednesday 31 March – Consultations open online, with print copies available in Council offices and libraries
  • Wednesday 7 April – LTP Consultation Document published in Wairarapa Midweek
  • Monday 12 April – Public Meeting, Kiwi Hall, Featherston
  • Wednesday 14 April – Public Meeting, WBS Room, Greytown
  • Thursday 15 April – Public Meeting, Supper Room, Waihinga Centre Martinborough & Zoom Call
  • Friday 30 April, 5pm – Submissions close
  • Tuesday 25 May – Submission hearings and deliberations
  • Wednesday 26 May – Submission hearings and deliberations
  • Thursday 27 May – Deliberations (reserve day)
  • Wednesday 30 June – LTP adopted by Council

To view the Spatial Plan please click here

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