2018-2028 Long Term Plan and Policy Consultation 2018-2028

Submissions on the Council's draft 2018-2028 Long Term Plan, draft Revenue and Financing Policy and draft Development and Financial Contributions Policy are now closed. Council is meeting on 18 April in Invercargill to hear from submitters. To find out more, and to download individual submissions, go to the Submissions page.  

We’re just getting started, Southland

The 10-year plan provides an opportunity for Council to take a long-term view of our activities, their impact on the District, and on present and future communities.

Council is required to have a 10-year plan in place at all times as it is the primary way Council is held accountable to its communities. The plan describes the activities and service levels Council intends to provide and sets out the accompanying budgets. It also highlights key issues the District is facing and the strategies intended to address these.

On this page you will find information about:

You can download the consultation document by clicking on the link below. 
We're just getting started, Southland Long Term Plan Consultation Document [PDF, 2.2 MB]

Key Issues

1 - Investing in our community future planning

We are proposing to invest more money to develop a District-wide community future planning model that takes account of changing settlement patterns, population, demographics, socio-economic conditions and visitor trends, as well as the impact of climate change and other recognised contributors to societal change in the future.

Find out more on page 6 of the consultation document.

2 - Improving the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail experience and funding the costs

Council is proposing to bring the existing section of trail to a point at Centre Hill Road using existing roads. This work would cost $126,000 and would involve minor road construction work and the installation of structures including an emergency shelter, more toilets and additional directional and safety signage. Council must decide how to fund the cost of the cycle trail work that has been completed to date and any future costs. The net cost so far is $4.6 million. The preferred option is fund the cost by way of a loan over 30 years, so that the cost can be shared between generations.


Find out more on page 8 of the consultation document.
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3 - Investing in open space experiences.

Council is proposing to create a design and planning budget of $150,000 a year. This will be used to develop a co-ordinated District-wide plan to improve our open spaces and provide professional design input to improve the quality of what we do. Council is also proposing to create a total project budget for facility improvement of $5.5 million (between $500,000 and $1 million annually) to carry out the physical improvement works over ten years.


Find out more on page 12 of the consultation document.
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Policy and rating changes

Draft 2018 Revenue and Financing Policy

Council is proposing some changes to the way rates are set through the Revenue and Financing Policy. All property owners pay rates to fund the services Council provides to the community. To find out the indicative impact of these proposed changes on your rates, use our online rates tool.
The proposed changes are:

  1. Setting all Community Board and Community Development Area (CDA) subcommittee rates as a Uniform Targeted Rate
  2. Funding 100% of library services across the District from the Uniform Annual General Charge (every property will pay the same)
  3. Introducing a portion of rates funding (10%) for health licensing costs
  4. Using the Uniform Annual General Charge (where every property will pay the same amount) to collect any rates for the cycle trail
  5. Adjusting the Roading Rate Model
  6. Confirming the activities to which the general rate and Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC) are applied.

Find out more on page 26 of the consultation document or the full statement of proposal here [PDF, 2.2 MB].
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Draft 2018 Development and Financial Contributions Policy

The draft 2018 Development and Financial Contributions Policy determines how Council will recover development and financial contributions to cover the cost of capital expenditure that is necessary to service growth and associated demand for development in Southland District. The policy is unchanged from 2015.

Find out more in the full statement of proposal here [PDF, 1.6 MB].

Other rating changes

As part of our LTP process we’ve also reviewed how we collect some rates. Council is proposing a couple of changes as follows:

  1. Including all property types in the definition of Separately Used or Inhabited Part (SUIPs)
  2. Proceeding with local rating boundary changes.

Find out more on page 28 of the consultation document.
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You can use our rating tool to assess how the proposed changes would affect your rates. Click on the link below to compare your current rates with the proposed rates.  

LTP 2018 online rates tool

Supporting information

Below we have listed the supporting Long Term Plan information. Click on the document links to download them. Some of the files are quite large and can take a while to download. If you experience any difficulties accessing the information please contact us on 088 732 732 and we can supply you with a hard copy. 

Draft Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028 
This is an initial draft of the full 2018 Long Term Plan document that will be adopted in June. It contains a range of supporting information which backs up the information in our consultation document including Activity Information (page 13-53), Financial Statements (page71-78), Rates Information (page 79-109), Assumptions (page 153-163) and CCO information (page 190-193).
Draft Long Term Plan 2018-2028  [PDF, 7.1 MB]

Strategic Framework
Our vision, mission, outcomes and priorities

Strategic Framework [PDF, 937 KB]

Performance Management Framework [PDF, 4.1 MB]
Infrastructure Strategy 2018 - 48
30-year plan for the community’s
key infrastucture

30 Year Infrastructure Strategy 2018 - 2048 [PDF, 3.8 MB]
Financial Strategy 2018 - 28
How Council’s finances will
be managed

2018-2028 Financial Strategy [PDF, 1.2 MB]
Fees and Charges 2018 - 19
Detail about the fees that the Council
charges and proposed changes

Fees and Charges [PDF, 4.1 MB]
Schedule of Projects 2018-28
A list of all the projects included
in the plan for 10 years

Project List - All activities 2018-2028 [PDF, 204 KB]
Detailed Project/ Option Info
More detail about specific projects for
the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail;
Te Anau Sewerage Options for the
Kepler Block; Open Spaces Priority
Setting Report

BC_Around the Mountains Cycle Trail (AMCT) Stage 2 Business Case Dec 2017 [PDF, 3.6 MB]
BC_Te Anau Wastewater - Kepler Business Case (6 Dec 2017) [PDF, 3.1 MB]
BC_Open Space Priority Settings Report (Sept 2017) [PDF, 2.2 MB]
Activity Management Plans (AMPs)
Detailed plans about activities
and proposed levels of service,
changes in demand, how
assets are managed and
financial forecasts

AMP_Part A [PDF, 3.2 MB]
AMP_Roads and Footpaths [PDF, 6.9 MB]
AMP_Wastewater  [PDF, 8.8 MB]
AMP_Water Supply [PDF, 7.7 MB]
AMP_Stormwater [PDF, 5.5 MB]
AMP_Solid Waste Management [PDF, 4.6 MB]
AMP_Te Anau Airport Manapouri [PDF, 4.1 MB]
AMP_Cemeteries [PDF, 4 MB]
AMP_Community Centres [PDF, 4.7 MB]
AMP_Community Housing [PDF, 2.2 MB]
AMP_Council Offices and Buildings [PDF, 1.8 MB]
AMP_Parks and Reserves [PDF, 7.6 MB]
AMP_Public Toilets [PDF, 2.6 MB]
AMP_Electricity Supply (SIESA) [PDF, 4.9 MB]
Water Structures (Stewart Island Jetties [PDF, 3.5 MB])
AMP_Animal Control [PDF, 2.7 MB]
AMP_Building Control [PDF, 3.5 MB]
AMP_Environmental Health [PDF, 3.4 MB]
AMP_Resource Management [PDF, 3.4 MB]
AMP_Customer Support [PDF, 2.9 MB]
AMP_ Information Management [PDF, 2.5 MB]
AMP_Library Services [PDF, 3.5 MB]