Our Long Term Plan sets out the priorities, projects and activities we’ll be focusing on over the next 10–20 years.
Councils do lots of planning. A Long Term Plan (LTP) pulls together a plan for all of our activities, major projects, our expected income and costs, and what our rates will need to be for the next ten years. We review our LTP every three years. The next LTP (2024-34) will be adopted in mid-2024.
Typically, before we start finalising the contents of the LTP, we go through a pre-engagement process with the community. This means that we ask our residents and ratepayers what they think Napier’s priorities should be. This feedback helps to inform what we include in the LTP.
Once written, it goes back to the community for formal consultation. People can tell us what they think through the consultation’s submissions process. After this, and taking into account the community’s views, the LTP is formally adopted by Council.
Napier's draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031 went out to public consultation in April 2021. The community was invited to comment on Council’s plans for drinking water, chlorine-free, a Regional Park in Ahuriri, Te Pihinga (a community centre in Maraenui), funding Council’s housing portfolio, the Faraday Centre, street patrols, and traffic safety planning.
The formal consultation process was supported by two Facebook Live events (reaching over 5000 people), two community meetings, and presentations to the Napier Youth Council, Napier Disability Advocacy Group, residents’ associations and environmental groups. The Mayor and/or Councillors attended meetings with Te Taiwhenua o te Whanganui a Orotū, Maungahararu Tangitū Trust and Pukemokimoki Marae Trust, and a meeting was also held with staff and volunteers at the Faraday Centre. Individual Councillors made presentations through their networks. Councillors also led six pop-ups across the city throughout the consultation period.
We received 710 submissions with a vast majority submitted online via the Say It Napier website. The total number of submissions represented a slight decrease from 2018. 64 members of the community came to speak to Council at the Hearings between 8-10 June 2021.
The LTP was formally adopted by Council on 30 June 2021.
Given the size of the plan, we’ve split it into two volumes for easier reading. Find both volumes below:
The plan reflects that water remains the number one priority for Council. Council’s desired outcomes and strategic goals for the next three years are as follows:
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