Long Term Plan 2024-2034


We’ve started together on the Long Term Plan (LTP) journey, creating a road map for the coming 10 years that will guide our long-term decision-making.

This vital planning document outlines all the services and projects we’re planning, what they’re going to cost and how we’ll fund them (including what rates increases are likely to be for the next 10 years). 

We know that this coming LTP will be focused on recovery from the extreme weather earlier this year and building resilience into the infrastructure and facilities our Council provides, as well as enabling that same recovery and resilience in our communities.

Why do we need a LTP?

The LTP helps us answer questions such as: “What facilities and amenities should we be providing? What can we afford?”, and sets out how we will prioritise and pay for projects.  

As a Council, we'll be asking for the participation and feedback of our staff, elected members, iwi, other partners including government agencies, ratepayers and local communities as we move through this process.

Our Community Boards have already begun to discuss the priorities for their areas – what projects and facilities do they see their communities needing? Council is doing the same thing for the entire district. These discussions now will help to shape what we propose for the draft LTP.

We’ll be seeking more of your informal involvement in the coming months, ahead of asking for formal public feedback on our main proposals in March and April next year. There are many exciting opportunities ahead to help shape our future together.

Our LTP Vision and Priorities

At our recent Council meeting on 8 August, we endorsed our new LTP vision statement and key priorities, which are central to the LTP process. These determine the community outcomes we want for our district and provide a long-term focus for how we allocate our resources. 

The new vision we decided on: The Coromandel – live, work and play.

Our key priorities:

  • A collaborative district
  • A vibrant and safe district
  • A connected and resilient district
  • A district with sustainable services and infrastructure.

Our LTP Theme

  • We have finalised our new Long Term Plan theme: Towards Resilience: Your Future, Our Commitment
  • We wanted to send a message of recovery, resilience and community connection following the challenges we’ve all faced this year with the severe weather events.

Thanks for your Long term Plan ideas

We recently held a series of Long Term Plan drop-in sessions for elected members and senior staff to hear from communities across all our wards. We also held an online session, which you can view at the link below. Thanks to everyone who joined us and shared their feedback - it's much appreciated.

We’re now collating your feedback, and continuing to work on our Long Term Plan budgets and priorities before formally consulting with our communities in March/April next year.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions document for an overview of our Long Term Plan.(PDF, 185KB)

Watch our online drop-in session here.

Key milestones in our LTP journey

  • Our LTP Consultation Document will contain the key issues and priorities we'd like you to know about. We'll be asking for your feedback on this document during March/April 2024.
  • LTP hearings will be held (as required) during late April/early May, for people who request to discuss submissions they have made during the public feedback period. 
  • We propose to deliberate on those decisions in late May 2024.
  • The final LTP is scheduled to be adopted in June 2024.

Watch this space for further updates as we move through the process of developing our Long Term Plan.