Planning the future together
A big thank you to everyone that provided feedback on our recent questions regarding Climate Change and Community Participation.
We had a great response, with over 700 people in the community providing feedback over a brief consultation period.
- Planting trees, reducing carbon emissions where possible.
- Working with businesses to monitor/ reduce carbon footprint
- Educating our young tamariki
- More hui and public interactions with council
- Climate change is not a big issue for me, it’s going to happen anyway
- Flood mitigation and sea level rise protection
Your thoughts and suggestions are important in help shaping the direction of our Long Term Plan.
Council will be considering all this information alongside other priorities through the decision-making process, their next workshop is in October.
Once a final direction has been decided on we will undergo full public consultation early next year.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028 was adopted on 28 June 2018, taking effect from 1 July 2018.
The Long Term Plan sets our direction as a council and establishes the work we will deliver to the community over the next 10 years, as well as setting out how that work will be funded, such as the setting of rates. It also acts as the Council’s Annual Plan 2018/19.
- Long Term Plan 2018-2028 - Volume one
- Long Term Plan 2018-2028 - Volume two: Financial Policies and Statements
Supporting policies (updated 2019)
- Remission and Postponement of Rates Policy
- Third Party Infrastructure Policy
- Development Contributions and Financial Contributions Policy
- Treasury Policy
- Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy
- Revenue and Finance Policy 2019-2020
- Revenue and Financing - Funding Needs Analysis
Developing the Long Term Plan 2018-2028
The Long Term Plan 2018-2028 sets out our direction as a Council and establishes the work we will deliver to the community over the next 10 years as well as how that work will be funded.
In May 2018, Council made a number of final decisions for the Long Term Plan 2018-2028. This followed public consultation on the Long Term Plan Consultation Document Today, Tomorrow, Together, which included more than 40 engagement events across the region and hearing more than 70 submitters speak to their submission at hearings held across the region on 16-20 April.
Through the development of the LTP, we heard the community’s views on the key questions outlined in our consultation document and a number of other issues.
Outcomes from the LTP submissions, hearings and deliberations have been included in the LTP, which underwent an audit process before being adopted by Council on 28 June 2018.
Council has considered all submissions made in relation to the Long Term Plan. Where submitters have raised particular points through their submission, Council have provided responses to these points where possible. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your unique submission reference number (included in emails to submitters) for responses.
Through the Long Term Plan some key decisions have been made by Council in the following areas:
- Flood protection and recovery – making sure our existing flood protection and control structures are maintained, alongside considering how we manage our rivers in the future.
- Supporting the growth of the region in a sustainable way by increasing the extent and frequency of bus services (and introducing electric buses).
- Increasing resourcing in environmental monitoring – with a particular focus on freshwater.
- Increasing our awareness, surveillance and control work for pests such as catfish, wallabies and alligator weed.
- Building resilience in our communities – delivering more comprehensive programmes to our communities through our emergency management work.
- Focusing more on deliberate Climate Change action planning.