2021-2031 Long Term Plan

23 March 2021

Adoption of the draft Consultation Document and the Draft 2021 – 2031 Long Term Plan is fast approaching. Councillors and staff have spent the last 18 months working on developing a plan that will provide value to the community, support maintenace of our asset base and ensure we continue to provide acceptable levels of service.

Before we can release the documents to the public, they must be thoroughly Audited by our Auditors, Audit New Zealand. This work will happen during April and Councillors plan to consult with the public during May and early June on our proposals.

While we intend to keep rates as affordable as possible, we also have to accept that there are new legislative requirements that we must meet. The age of our assets and the legislative requirements, mean that we continue to have a heavy capital programme, which we need adequate staff to support. We also face rising costs of levies imposed by the government for environmental purposes.

Our aim is for Westland to continue to be a place that our residents love to live in and this plan supports this aim.

Keep an eye on our website for more information and how to make a submission.

2021-2031 Long Term Plan