Gisborne District Council adopted its 2022/23 Annual Plan on 23 June 2022. It's the second year of our 2021-2031 Long Term Plan.
The plan outlines our continued commitment to delivering on the aims of our current Long Term Plan - established in consultation with the people of Tairāwhiti - to provide quality, resilient infrastructure and services that support our community’s wellbeing, while striving to support the kaitiaki of our rohe.
The focus of the 2022/23 Annual Plan will be to continue to:
- navigate the changing legislative environment within which we work
- build our treaty relationships and partnerships
- effectively deliver our major capital investment projects
- support the kaitiaki of our rohe to ensure our natural resources are managed sustainably, through effective planning and place shaping.
2022/23 Annual Plan
What we plan to achieve
- Completing the Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade to improve the water quality in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa - Poverty Bay.
- Completing Kiwa Pools by late March 2023 – a modern multi-purpose pool facility the whole community can enjoy
- Commencing the first stage of the Uawa cycle and walkway - involving a 5.6km path from Uawa Bridge on SH35 around Tolaga Bay township.
- Continuing the acceleration of the delivery of the Waipaoa River Flood Control Scheme, giving greater protection to our community and more resilience against floods.
- Delivering more township upgrades in Te Araroa, Wharekahika, Tikitiki, Rangitukia, Ruatoria and Tiniroto to support the wellbeing of our smaller communities.
- Continuing investment in critical infrastructure, including $8m from the Provincial Growth Fund, for roading resilience works and route security for safer passage on our roads.
- Reviewing the Tairāwhiti Resource Management Plan and our freshwater planning programme.
- Advancing the ongoing Waingake Transformation Programme.
- Beginning our journey towards reaching net-zero emissions by 2030.