Long Term Plan 2018-28



Ashburton District's Plan for the next 10 years

Consultation is now open on the draft Long-Term Plan 2018-28 until the 14 May 2018. View the 'Our Place - Our Plan' consultation document and submit your feedback here​.

It includes the services and activities we provide for our community, and details how we expect to pay for them. The LTP also includes projects we have planned for the future t​o ensure we are meeting the needs of our community. In a way, the LTP is like our contract with the community, which is why it is so important!

We are accountable to you, the community, to make sure your rates are going towards making Ashburton District an even better place to live, work and play. In the LTP we talk about different activities and services. These are things we as a Council do or provide for our community. We fund activities and services through a mixture of rates and other sources (such as central government funding or fees and charges). Each activity or service can be affected by many different things. For instance, law changes can alter the rules we must follow in providing a service. Similarly, there can also be new requirements introduced by central government to improve things we already provide to protect people's health and wellbeing, such as drinking water standards. Changes to how our district is growing may also mean we have to change the way we provide activities and services. The LTP is the document where we set out what these changes are and how we plan to tackle them.

Also included in the LTP is our 30 year plan for infrastructure in the district. This document, the Infrastructure Strategy or 'IS', covers the big stuff we provide such as roads, footpaths, sewerage, drinking water and stock water. The IS identifies the major issues surrounding these activities, such as upgrades, maintenance and renewals.​

Key dates to know for the draft Long-Term Plan 2018-28 are:


​​Long-Term Plan 2015-25

The Long-Term Plan 2015-25 is still in effect until the end of June 2018, when Council will adopt a Long-Term Plan 2018-28. Below are Volume One and Two of the Long-Term Plan 2015-25. Volume One includes key project information, activities and services, and associated work programmes. Volume Two includes our financial policies and infrastructure strategy.

Long-Term Plan 2015-25 Volume One
Long-Term Plan 2015-25 Volume Two​​​​​​

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