Long Term Plan

The Long Term Plan (LTP) sets Council's strategic direction and work programme for the years ahead. It outlines the services we will provide, the projects we will undertake, the cost of doing this work, how it will be paid for and how we will measure our performance. Our LTP also incorporates a range of financial policies. 

Long Term Plan 2024 - 2027

We are currently consulting for the Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027. Our district suffered major, long-lasting damage to its critical infrastructure during the extreme weather events of 2023. Normally a long term plan looks ten years ahead, but because of the significant impact to our district, central Government offered us a breather in the form of the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery acts. We are one of eight councils around Aotearoa New Zealand which is able to adopt a three-year, unaudited long term plan with a focus on recovery.

Read the consultation document:

You can check what your proposed rates will be for the 2024/2025 year using our rates property search calculator

There are a number of ways you can share your thoughts on the information outlined in the consultation document, and any of the source documents linked below. Staff and elected members will also be out about across the district during the consultation period, check out dates and times in the drop down menu below. 

  • Online submission form
  • Download and fill out this form (PDF) and deliver to any Kaipara District Council office or library across Kaipara District (post to Kaipara District Council Long Term Plan submissions, Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340)
  • You can also scan and send a submission to haveyoursay@kaipara.govt.nz 

Submissions close 11.59pm Saturday 4 May 2024

If you have any queries, please email haveyoursay@kaipara.govt.nz or call our customer services centre on 09 439 7059.

Key dates

  • 4 April 2024 public consultation opens
  • 4 May 2024 public consultation closes
  • 15 and 16 May public hearings
  • 28 May deliberations
  • 31 July 2024 Long Term Plan for 2024 – 2027 adopted

Kōrero Mai Talk to Us! - Engagement events

In person events

Date and time

Dargaville Community Market - Kaipara Community Centre 
38 Hokianga Road, Dargaville
Saturday 6 April from 8.00am-1.00pm
Mangawhai Business Network
1C Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai   
Wednesday 10 April from 5.30pm-7.00pm
Te Uri o Hau Dargaville Office drop in session
5466 State Highway 14 Awakino Point
Monday 15 April from 12.00pm-1.30pm
Te Roroa office drop in session
42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville
Monday 15 April from 4.00pm-5.30pm
Dargaville Business Network
The Seed, Fosters Arcade 42 Victoria Street, Dargaville
Monday 15 April from 5.30pm-7.00pm
Te Ha drop in session (kuia and kaumatua day)
77 Awakino Road (Dargaville Hospital)
Thursday 18 April from 11.00am-12.30pm
Paparoa Market
Village Green carpark - State Highway 12, Paparoa    
Saturday 20 April from 9.00am-1.00pm
Mangawhai Activity Zone drop in session
191 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai
Saturday 21 April from 11.00am-1.00pm
Dargaville Library drop in session
71 Normanby Street, Dargaville
Monday 22 April from 10.00am-11.00am
Mangawhai Museum drop in session
Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai
Tuesday 23 April from 2.00pm-3.00pm
Mangawhai Museum drop in session
Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai
Friday 26 April from 11.00am-12.00pm
Dargaville Library drop in session
71 Normanby Street, Dargaville
Monday 29 April from 10.00am-11.00am

Online event

Date and time

LTP online event - facebook event
Wednesday 1 May from 7.00pm

Financial policies and other source documents

Alongside the topics and information contained in the consultation document, you can also provide comment on any of the source documents. Specifically, Council is seeking feedback on a number of financial policies.  

Revenue and Financing Policy

  • New targeted rates for Parks and Libraries, Dargaville Sportsville and Mangawhai Museum

Further information can be found: Report to Council meeting 13 December 2023 (withdrawn) outlining process to date.

Further information on the Forestry Targeted Rate Review can be found: Report to Long Term Plan Briefing 11 October 2023

Financial Contributions Policy

  • Minor changes

Further information can be found: Report to Council Meeting 13 December 2023

Rates Postponement and Remission Policy

  • Minor changes

Further information can be found: Report to Council Meeting 25 October 2023 (note the changes were rejected by Council and the policy reverted to the original apart from minor changes to the original adopted policy)

Development Contributions Policy

  • Increased contributions as a result of high inflation and interest rates, and less connections than forecast (forecast growth capital based on 7 years 2024 - 2031)

Further information can be found: Report to Extraordinary Council Meeting 3 April 2024

Detailed information can be found in long term plan briefing, council briefing and council meeting agendas HERE 

Full list of source documents (also available at kaipara.govt.nz/ltp):

Other consultations running during this time:

Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031

Our current Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031 was adopted on 30 June 2021.

Please note that our Māori Freehold Land Rates Postponement and Remission Policy was reviewed in 2021 and has been updated. The version of the policy included in the LTP is now no longer valid.

Previous Long Term Plan