Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034

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Consultation on the Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034 is now open. Providing feedback is an important way to have your say on the future of our city. All information, including our Consultation Document and submissions form are available below.


What is the Long Term Plan?

The Long Term Plan (LTP), also known as the 10-year Plan, is one of Council’s most important documents as it outlines what we will do, how much it will cost and how we will fund it - including what rates need to be set at.

Every three years we review our LTP to ensure it's still relevant.


What’s happening?

From 2 April - 2 May, we’ll be asking you to have your say on important issues that affect our city, communities and, most importantly, future generations of Upper Hutt.

Rates in Upper Hutt have been among the lowest in the country for some time. It’s no longer financially viable to keep rates at the level they have been without our infrastructure and facilities suffering.

We are facing big challenges and have some tough decisions to make.

For the next 10 years our plan sets out how we will balance the books, build financial sustainability and take a ‘back to basics’ approach. This means a focus on core activities like infrastructure, water management, transport, planning, and regulatory services.

As part of this, we’ll be asking for your feedback on activity funding changes, three waters investment, and our revenue and financing policy.

To find out more, the Consultation Document is the go to summary of LTP information, key questions and process details you need to have your say.

You can provide feedback on all of the proposals and changes or only those that interest you.


How to have your say

There’s plenty to talk about, and we want to make sure it is as easy as possible for you to tell us what you think. Submitting doesn't take long!

Brochures will be delivered to all Upper Hutt households with information on how you can be involved and have your say.

Consultation Documents, paper submission forms, and other material outlining all you need to know to make an informed decision are available on this page. From early April these documents can be found in hard copy at Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt Libraries, and Upper Hutt City Council reception.

You can also kōrero with the Mayor and councillors at the events listed in the 'Let's kōrero' section on the right-hand side of this page.


Concurrent consultations

Development and Financial Contributions Policy

Key changes in the draft policy include:

  • Updated transport and community facility development contribution charges, reflecting the updated infrastructure programme and associated costs.
  • The inclusion of three waters (water, wastewater, and stormwater) activities, and associated development contribution charges.
  • Simplification of the local transport catchments and associated development contribution charges, which mainly affects a small number of rural residential areas.

A link to the Statement of Proposal for the policy can be found in the Supporting Information on this page. You can make a submission on the changes to this policy using the LTP Submission Form below.


Council fees and charges

We would also like your feedback on the draft Schedule of Fees and Charges 2024-2025 which we are consulting on concurrently with the Consultation Document 2024-2034.

A link to the draft Schedule of Fees and Charges can be found in the Supporting Information on this website.


Timing

Activity

July 2023 – March 2024
(Planning & development)
While considering our strategic drivers and priorities for the next decade, Councillors worked together throughout a series of workshops to develop plans and proposals for the next 10 years.
November 2023 – March 2024
Development of the draft LTP including an external audit.
28 March 2024
Council adopts the *Consultation Document and supporting information for the draft LTP.

2 April – 2 May 2024 (Consultation)

Before we lock in the LTP for 2024-2034, we want to get your feedback. It's important that you understand what we're proposing, and most importantly, how we plan to pay for it. Each option has an impact on your rates, so take some time to consider how it may impact you.
13-14 May 2024
(Hearing of submissions)
You can provide a verbal submission in person at hearings on Monday 13 May (11am - 1pm, 1- 4pm, 4 - 7pm) or Tuesday 14 May (11am - 1pm, 1- 4pm). Councillors consider all feedback received through submissions and hearings. They then review the matters that have been consulted on with the community before making a final decision.
22 May 2024
(Deliberations)

Councillors consider all feedback received through submissions and hearings. They then review the matters that have been consulted on with the community before making a final decision.

26 June 2024

(Adoption)

The LTP 2024 - 2034 is adopted by Council and takes effect from 1 July 2024.


*The Consultation Document proposes how we focus on what matters most to our communities and provides all the information you need to make an informed decision. Before we lock anything into the LTP 2024 – 2034, take some time to consider our options and how we’ll pay for them. You can also give your feedback through the submission button below.

Consultation on the Long Term Plan 2024 - 2034 is now open. Providing feedback is an important way to have your say on the future of our city. All information, including our Consultation Document and submissions form are available below.


What is the Long Term Plan?

The Long Term Plan (LTP), also known as the 10-year Plan, is one of Council’s most important documents as it outlines what we will do, how much it will cost and how we will fund it - including what rates need to be set at.

Every three years we review our LTP to ensure it's still relevant.


What’s happening?

From 2 April - 2 May, we’ll be asking you to have your say on important issues that affect our city, communities and, most importantly, future generations of Upper Hutt.

Rates in Upper Hutt have been among the lowest in the country for some time. It’s no longer financially viable to keep rates at the level they have been without our infrastructure and facilities suffering.

We are facing big challenges and have some tough decisions to make.

For the next 10 years our plan sets out how we will balance the books, build financial sustainability and take a ‘back to basics’ approach. This means a focus on core activities like infrastructure, water management, transport, planning, and regulatory services.

As part of this, we’ll be asking for your feedback on activity funding changes, three waters investment, and our revenue and financing policy.

To find out more, the Consultation Document is the go to summary of LTP information, key questions and process details you need to have your say.

You can provide feedback on all of the proposals and changes or only those that interest you.


How to have your say

There’s plenty to talk about, and we want to make sure it is as easy as possible for you to tell us what you think. Submitting doesn't take long!

Brochures will be delivered to all Upper Hutt households with information on how you can be involved and have your say.

Consultation Documents, paper submission forms, and other material outlining all you need to know to make an informed decision are available on this page. From early April these documents can be found in hard copy at Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt Libraries, and Upper Hutt City Council reception.

You can also kōrero with the Mayor and councillors at the events listed in the 'Let's kōrero' section on the right-hand side of this page.


Concurrent consultations

Development and Financial Contributions Policy

Key changes in the draft policy include:

  • Updated transport and community facility development contribution charges, reflecting the updated infrastructure programme and associated costs.
  • The inclusion of three waters (water, wastewater, and stormwater) activities, and associated development contribution charges.
  • Simplification of the local transport catchments and associated development contribution charges, which mainly affects a small number of rural residential areas.

A link to the Statement of Proposal for the policy can be found in the Supporting Information on this page. You can make a submission on the changes to this policy using the LTP Submission Form below.


Council fees and charges

We would also like your feedback on the draft Schedule of Fees and Charges 2024-2025 which we are consulting on concurrently with the Consultation Document 2024-2034.

A link to the draft Schedule of Fees and Charges can be found in the Supporting Information on this website.


Timing

Activity

July 2023 – March 2024
(Planning & development)
While considering our strategic drivers and priorities for the next decade, Councillors worked together throughout a series of workshops to develop plans and proposals for the next 10 years.
November 2023 – March 2024
Development of the draft LTP including an external audit.
28 March 2024
Council adopts the *Consultation Document and supporting information for the draft LTP.

2 April – 2 May 2024 (Consultation)

Before we lock in the LTP for 2024-2034, we want to get your feedback. It's important that you understand what we're proposing, and most importantly, how we plan to pay for it. Each option has an impact on your rates, so take some time to consider how it may impact you.
13-14 May 2024
(Hearing of submissions)
You can provide a verbal submission in person at hearings on Monday 13 May (11am - 1pm, 1- 4pm, 4 - 7pm) or Tuesday 14 May (11am - 1pm, 1- 4pm). Councillors consider all feedback received through submissions and hearings. They then review the matters that have been consulted on with the community before making a final decision.
22 May 2024
(Deliberations)

Councillors consider all feedback received through submissions and hearings. They then review the matters that have been consulted on with the community before making a final decision.

26 June 2024

(Adoption)

The LTP 2024 - 2034 is adopted by Council and takes effect from 1 July 2024.


*The Consultation Document proposes how we focus on what matters most to our communities and provides all the information you need to make an informed decision. Before we lock anything into the LTP 2024 – 2034, take some time to consider our options and how we’ll pay for them. You can also give your feedback through the submission button below.

Page last updated: 22 Apr 2024, 12:25 PM