Annual Plans and Long Term Plans

We follow the advice of the Local Government Act, which requires us to produce and follow three kinds of plans. These are our Long Term Plan, our Annual Plan, and our Annual Report.

We're starting to prepare our next 10 Year Plan, and we've done some early thinking about our priorities. Click here to learn more and let us know if you think we're on the right track.

Long Term Plan 2021-2031

The Long Term Plan (LTP) is Council’s key strategic document.

Long Term Plan for 2021-2031

It sets out our priorities for the next 10 years, including what we will do, how much it will cost and how we will fund it. It is reviewed every three years to make sure it is still relevant and accurate. The LTP enables Council to make decisions that take into account the whole region, its goals and its resources.

In a LTP year, the first year of the LTP serves as the Annual Plan, too.

In non-LTP years, we develop an Annual Plan to reflect any changes to the LTP that are required for the year ahead.

Annual Plan 2023-2024

Annual Plan 2023-2024 (PDF 9.8 MB)

Engagement report on draft Annual Plan 2023-2024 (PDF  966 KB)

We prepare an Annual Plan for each financial year between our LTP review years. For example, when we updated our Long Term Plan in 2021 we didn't produce an Annual Plan for that year.

The Annual Plan is more operational than the LTP. It includes our annual budget and the funding impact statement for the year, and any significant variations from the current Long Term Plan. Our financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June.

YearPlan Documents
2022-2023Annual Plan (PDF 7.3 MB)
2020-2021Annual Plan (PDF 7.33MB)
2019-2020Annual Plan (PDF 6.80MB)
2018-2028Long Term Plan (PDF 8.20MB)
2017-2018Annual Plan (PDF 2.48MB)
2016-2017Annual Plan (PDF 3.47MB)
2015-2025Long Term Plan - Part 1 (PDF 1.90MB)
Long Term Plan - Part 2 (PDF 1.63MB)
Long Term Plan - Part 3 (PDF 1.43MB) 
2014-2015Annual Plan (PDF 3.32MB)
2014Long Term Plan Amendment (PDF 181KB)
2013-2014Annual Plan (PDF 3.25MB)
2012-2022Long Term Plan (PDF 2.23MB)
2011-2012Annual Plan (PDF 2.42MB)
2010-2011Annual Plan (PDF 1.87MB)
2009-2019Long Term Council Community Plan (PDF 2.12MB)
Long Term Council Community Plan Amendments (PDF 107KB)
2008-2009Annual Plan (PDF 2.17MB)
2007-2017Long Term Plan (PDF 5.34MB)
2006-2016Long Term Plan (PDF 6.14MB)
2005-2015Long Term Plan (PDF 1.72MB)
2004-2014Long Term Plan (PDF 2.30MB)
2003-2013Long Term Plan (PDF 1.57MB)
2002-2003Annual Plan (PDF 1.27MB)
2001-2002Annual Plan (PDF 1.78MB)
2000-2001Annual Plan (PDF 963KB)
1999-2000Annual Plan (PDF 1.07MB)
1998-1999Annual Plan (PDF 1.89MB)