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Draft Long Term Plan 2018-2028 LTP

Here's our plan for the next 10 years. We want your feedback before 5 April.

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What's the Long Term Plan all about?

The Long Term Plan (LTP) includes the services and projects that we are planning for over the next 10 years, as well as a summary of the financial impacts. It is our contract with the community, about how we will spend your money to deliver services. We are a unitary authority meaning we cover a broad range of both regional and district issues.

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Key Issues for your Feedback

We have prepared a Consultation Document that outlines the key issues that Council wants your input on. Councillors will consider that feedback before formally adopting the full Long Term Plan on 28 June 2018.

You can read about the five key issues in the Consultation Document:

  • Rates Affordability and Managing Council's Debt
  • Growth and Infrastructure
  • Development and Financial Contributions Policy
  • Drinking Water Supply and Quality
  • Funding Motueka's Water Supply

You can also read the summary in Newsline.

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Supporting Information and Concurrent Consultations

In addition to the Consultation Document, we are also consulting on a number of supporting documents and related policies. These documents are available online or can be viewed at libraries and Council service centres. 

Examples of 'Supporting Information' documents include Council's draft:

The related policies and documents that we are consulting on concurrently are:

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The Long Term Plan 2018-2028 will guide the Council’s work and budget for the next 10 years. We've got some key decisions to make and want to hear your views. Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday 5 April 2018.

 Consultation Timeline chart

 The timeline for consultation is:

  • Submissions open 1 March
  • Submissions close 5 April
  • Hearings held 18-24 April
  • Meeting to Adopt 28 June

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Consultation Meetings

To assist ratepayers and residents understand the information, the Council will be holding consultation meetings around the district at the following dates, venues and times:

Date (2018)Type of MeetingVenueMeeting Time

Monday 5 March

Brightwater Community Association

Brightwater School Hall


Monday 5 March

Richmond Rotary

Club Waimea, Richmond


Wednesday 7 March

Probus Church of Christ, corner Croucher/Darcy Streets 10.45am

Monday 12 March

Murchison Districts Community Council Murchison Sport Recreation and Cultural Centre 1.00 pm

Monday 12 March

Mapua and Districts Community Association

 Mapua Hall 7.10pm

Tuesday 13 March

Golden Bay Community Board

Takaka Service Centre

10.30am to midday

Wednesday 14 March Richmond Council Chamber, Tasman Distrcit Council 3-4.30pm

Sunday 18 March

Motueka Market

Motueka Market

8.00 am - 12.00pm

Monday 19 March

Wakefield Community Council

 St John's Centre, Edwards St, Wakefield 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 March

Motueka Community Board

Motueka Service Centre 


Tuesday 20 March

Moutere Hills Residents Association

Moutere Hills Community Centre

7.00 pm
Tuesday 20 March Tapawera & Districts Community Council  Tapawera Community Centre 8.00 pm

Wednesday 28 March

Tasman Area Community Association

Tasman School

7.30 pm

Tuesday 3 April

 Marahau/Sandy Bay Ratepayers
& Residents Association Inc

 Marahau Fire Station/Community Hall



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Hearing Dates

Hearings will be held in April.

  • Wednesday 18 April 2018, Richmond Council Chambers, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Thursday 19 April 2018, Richmond Council Chambers, 9.30am-1pm
  • Monday 23 April 2018, Takaka (venue to be confirmed), 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Tuesday 24 April 2018, Motueka St John Hall, 9.30am-4.30pm

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Make a Submission

We need to receive your submission by 5pm, Thursday 5 April 2018.

  • Make a submission online
  • Email
  • Download and return: Submission Form - Draft Long Term Plan LTP 2018-2028
  • Post to: LTP Submissions, Tasman District Council, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050
  • Drop it in to one of our offices or libraries
    • Richmond Office, 189 Queen Street, Richmond
    • Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka
    • Takaka Office, 78 Commercial Street, Takaka
    • Murchison Office, 92 Fairfax Street, Murchison
    • District Library, Queen Street, Richmond
    • Motueka Library, Pah Street, Motueka
    • Takaka Memorial Library, Junction Street, Takaka. 

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