Long Term Plan 2018/2028

Long Term Plan

The Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) requires every council to produce a Long Term Plan (LTP) every three years.

The LTP outlines our activities and priorities for the next t10 years, providing a long term focus for decision-making. It also explains how work will be scheduled and funded.

Under the LGA, LTPs must be reviewed every three years with full consultation with the public each time. An Annual Plan is developed in the years in between.

The next Long Term Plan

If you would like to receive notifications regarding the LTP please email haveyoursay@kaipara.govt.nz to be added to our contact list. 

If you would like to address Council in regards to the LTP please email smahoney@kaipara.govt.nz.

Community involvement in the district’s 10-year-plan will be starting early for the LTP 2018/2028.

In addition to formal consultation which will take place in 2018, and issuing a Consultation Document to get community input on key issues and decisions, Council will be adding an extra step; early community engagement.

Council is taking this approach because we want to get a better picture of what the community wants before we develop the plan. It is about gathering ideas, knowledge and information from our community and feeding that into the process early on. Earlier engagement will give us time to consider projects, costs and options and review existing asset management plans and work programmes to better inform the LTP process.

Public Meetings/Key Dates

A series of public meetings have been scheduled (with more to come) and all are welcome to attend:

Wednesday 05 July 2017 1.30pm - 4.30pm Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville Financial Parameters
Rating structure
Monday 10 July 2017 9.30am – 3.30pm Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville Asset management plans
Water Services 
Reserves and Open Spaces
Solid Waste
Monday 24 July 2017 9.30am - 1.30pm Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville Roading and Transportation
Kaipara Transportation 2018/2028
Monday 7 August 2017 9.30am – 12.30pm Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville Mangawhai Community Wastewater Scheme (MCWWS) extension
Strategy Options
Existing and potential future mains and pump stations
Ownership maintenance diagram
Advisory panel recommendations
Monday 14 August 2017
1.00pm – 4.00pm Mangawhai Club, Mangawhai (POSTPONED)
Friday 01 September 2017 9.30am – noon Paparoa Mangawhai Community Plan
Significance and Engagement Policy
Tuesday 26 September 2017
12.30pm – 3.00pm Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville  
Monday 09 October 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville Agenda
Wednesday 18 October 2017 9.30am – 3.30pm Ruawai-Tokatoka War Memorial Hall, Ruawai Agenda
Roading Priorities and NZTA
Fees and Charges
Development Contributions - Presentation - Policy
Civil Defence Update
Monday 30 October 2017 9.30am – 3.30pm Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville Agenda
Community Outcomes Framework
Project prioritisation
Roading - NZTA update
Monday 06 November 2017 11.00am - 2:30pm Mangawhai Club, Mangawhai Agenda
Walking and Cycling Strategy Implementation
Community Hub
Activity Profiles
Monday 20 November 2017 10.00am - 4.30pm Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville Cancer Society/Smokefree Kaipara
Northland DHB
QV Presentation 
Creative Northland
Financial Contributions
LGNZ Roadshow Presentation
Thursday 30 November 2017 09.30am - 3.00pm Kaiwaka Sports Association Hall, Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka Financial Strategy
Revenue & Financing Policy
Capex Budgets
Detailed Financials
Significance & Engagement
December 2017 TBC TBC LTP18 Financials
Funding Impact statement (rating tools)
Revenue and Financing Policy
Rating Policies
Financial strategy
Treasury Policy
IT Strategy

If you get your ideas and suggestions in to us we can put them in the mix for consideration now.

You can send us an email to haveyoursay@kaipara.govt.nz

You can also follow our Facebook page.

The Long Term Plan 2015/2025

Our Long Term Plan (LTP) 2015/2025 was adopted by Council in June 2015. It covers the period 01 July 2015 to 30 June 2025, and remains current until the new LTP is adopted in June 2018.

Download a full copy of the LTP 2015/2025 from the link below.

Long Term Plan 2015/2025 Part One
Long Term Plan 2015/2025 Part Two

Previous Plans

If you would like a copy of any previous plans, please contact us.


Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 3123
Email: council@kaipara.govt.nz


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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