We are on the journey of compiling our draft 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (LTP).
The Long Term Plan (LTP) sets out the Council's priorities and activities for the next 10 years. It incorporates policies of Council, the nature and scope of activities undertaken, the capital programme, the sources of funds and proposed changes to fees and charges. It covers everything we do and how we pay for it. It sets the budget for the next decade.
In April this year we will run a formal consultation process. From now until then we want to make sure we are on the right track by letting you know what we are proposing and getting your feedback. You can use our Draft 2018-2028 LTP feedback form at any time to send us your thoughts and ideas.
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Update 1: Opotiki Population on the way up. A paper titled ‘Opotiki District Population and Rateable Assessment Projections’ presented at the Opotiki District Council yesterday has significant implications for the long term revitalisation of the Opotiki district.
Update 2: Draft Planning Assumptions approved by Council for use in the preparation of the Long Term Plan and made available to the public for feedback. Click here to view a copy of the Draft Planning Assumptions (PDF, 285KB).
The Local Government Act requires that Council identify the significant forecasting assumptions and risks underlying the financial estimates. Where there is a high level of uncertainty, Council is required to state the reason for that level of uncertainty and provide an estimate of the potential effects on the financial forecasts.
This section sets out the significant forecasting assumptions that are to be used in the preparation of the 2018-2028 LTP together with their perceived levels of risk to the integrity of the LTP and particularly the financial forecasts to be contained therein.
Update 3: The following three items have all been approved by Council for use in the Draft Long Term Plan.