Gisborne District Council is developing its plan for the next 10 years - Our Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031. We're also consulting on some draft plans and policies. Tell us what you think, submissions are welcome until 5pm Friday 23 April 2021.
Our Tairāwhiti - Our future | Tō Tātau Tairāwhiti - Tirohanga whakamua
- Our water pipes
- The wastewater treatment plant wetlands
- Opportunities for enhancing our biodiversity
- Road maintenance
- Township upgrades
- Improving our climate change resilience through flood protection.
If you would like to talk to staff and councillors about any of the topics, check out the Calendar of Events
Read our Consultation Document
Kia ora and welcome to our Long Term Plan (LTP) consultation.
3 years ago in our last LTP we asked you What’s the Future Tairāwhiti?
You said you wanted better roads, wastewater systems and community spaces without breaking the bank. So we set off doing this.
When we came to talk to you last October you told us that we were on the right track but you wanted us to do more in areas like water and the environment.
On top of this, we’ve got some big challenges to plan for. Big challenges, like the impacts of climate change, a Covid-19 resurgence and responding to Government’s new plans to improve and protect our water.
To shape what we do and how we do it, we’re also going to invest more in delivering on our Te Tiriti obligations.
And, for the first time in a long time, we're experiencing growth. We need to plan now to lay the foundations to support this growth. With Government’s help last year, we invested heavily in our local roads. While we’d like to maintain the level of service on our roading network, it’ll be difficult given the cost.
We’re not alone in these challenges. Councils nationwide are all struggling to keep rates low. Our strategy is to continue to do what we said we were going to do, but to focus on doing the basics right.
We’ll finish the work we’ve started and we’ll set a 6.5% maximum cap rates increase for the first three years of our plan. Then from 2025 we’ll be back at 5%.
You’ll have a number of choices to make, and you’ll see our preferred option for each choice. Whether you agree or disagree, we’re keen to hear what you think.
While we’ve got a lot to do, we’ve achieved a lot and we plan to do more for you.
It makes me very proud to be your Mayor — Ka mau te wehi Tairāwhiti!
Mayor Rehette Stoltz
Gisborne District Council