Framing our Future Long-term Plan 2021-2031
Council is now open for feedback on the proposed Long-term Plan 2021-2031.
The consultation document below sets out the key challenges and opportunities facing our district, plus five key items Council wants community feedback on:
- How we deliver a district museum function
- How we progress the Cromwell Masterplan
and proposals to support three community-led projects:
- The Roxburgh Community Pool Upgrade
- The Alexandra Riverside Park Development
- And the Omakau Community Hub.
We invite you to read more about these items in our consultation document and give us your feedback by completing the online feedback form. For those without online access (so if you're reading this online tell those people in your lives you think need to know this) we also have hard copy consultation documents and submission forms available at our service centres and libraries.
This is as much your plan as ours. Let’s frame our future together. Have your say by Sunday 25 April.
To read the consultation document in full screen mode click the frame icon in the bottom right hand corner. The Flipbook below is best viewed on a PC. If you are reading this on a smartphone view this link.
You can also download a printable version of the consultation document: Ka Aka Whakamua - Framing our Future (PDF, 6.35MB)
Make a Submission
- Draft Long-term Plan 2021-2031 (in full) (PDF, 11.6MB)
We've also separated out key strategies, policies and sections of the full draft Long-term Plan below for ease of reading or printing:
- Development and Financial Contributions Policy (PDF, 1.8MB)
- Financial Strategy (PDF, 180KB)
- Infrastructure Strategy (PDF, 1.4MB)
- Investment Policy (PDF, 105KB)
- Liability Management Policy (PDF, 71KB)
- Rating Policy (PDF, 170KB)
Please note while there have been no significant changes made to the proposed new Rating Policy from the previous version, Council has removed the discount of 2.5% that was applied when ratepayers paid their property’s annual rates in full on or before the first instalment. This is in line with many other councils given the low interest rates and also to keep rate costs down.
- Revenue and Financing Policy (PDF, 193KB)
- Significance and Engagement Policy (PDF, 91KB)
- Significant Forecasting Assumptions and Risks (PDF, 95KB)
- Fees and Charges (PDF, 458KB)
Each year Council’s fees and charges are reviewed by staff. Required changes are put to the relevant Community Board or Council. Approved changes are updated in the Fees and Charges Schedule, which in turn are included in the current annual plan or in this case the long-term plan. Please note key changes to this year’s fees & charges are highlighted in the attached document.
Public engagement events
There will be opportunities throughout the consultation period for you to engage with staff and Elected Members about Long-term Plan topics and ask questions. We'll continue to update this list and promote these via multiple channels.
|Event||Date and time||Location|
|Alexandra, Clyde & Districts Business Group Business Breakfast||Friday 26 March, 7am||The Cellar Door, Alexandra|
|Alexandra Friday Food & Produce Market||Friday 26 March, 11am-2pm||Pioneer Park, Alexandra|
|Pop-up visit to the Alexandra Parents' Centre Easter Egg Hunt||Saturday 27 March, 11am-1pm||Pioneer Park, Alexandra|
|Cromwell Farmers' & Craft Market||Sunday 28 March, 9am-1pm||Cromwell Heritage Precinct|
|Teviot Valley Youth Council meeting||Tuesday 30 March, 5.15pm||Puna Rangatahi, 9 Teviot Street, Roxburgh|
|Radio Q+A Hour||Thursday 1 April, 9-10am||Radio Central|
|Vincent Drop-in #1 (Alexandra)||Monday 12 April, 12.30-1.30pm||Front lawn of The Courthouse Cafe, Alexandra|
|Vincent Drop-in #2 (Alexandra)||Monday 12 April, 5.30-6.30pm||Alexandra Library, Tarbert Street|
|Central Otago Youth Council/Junior Council meeting||Tuesday 13 April, 3.30pm||Puna Rangatahi, Centrepoint carpark|
|Cromwell Youth Council meeting||Wednesday 14 April, 1.30-2.00pm||Cromwell College|
|Vincent Drop-in #3 (Omakau)||Wednesday 14 April, 4-6pm||Matakanui Rugby Clubrooms, Omakau|
|Radio Q+A Hour - the sequel||Thursday 15 April, 9-10am||Radio Central|
|Maniototo Drop-in||Thursday 15 April, 12.30-1.30pm||Maniototo Cafe|
|Online Drop-in||Monday 19 April, 7-7.45pm||Council's Facebook page|
|Cromwell Drop-in #1||Tuesday 20 April, 12.30-1.30pm||Mall frontage outside Fusee Rouge and The Kitchen, Cromwell Mall|
|Cromwell Drop-in #2||Tuesday 20 April, 5.30-6.30pm||Cromwell Library|
|Teviot Valley Drop-in||Thursday 22 April, 12.30-1.30pm||103 The Store, Roxburgh|
Radio Q+A Hour - audio recording
For those who couldn't tune in live to Radio Central on 1 April, here's an audio recording from our LTP Q+A Hour (minus the news at the top of the hour and the music breaks) where Mayor Tim Cadogan and CEO Sanchia Jacobs answer listener questions put to them by Shane Norton.
We welcome you to download and print a poster to display in your staffroom, at your club rooms, school noticeboard or similar.
Help us spread the word - it's your community and your future.
- Framing our Future - general consultation poster (PDF, 1.59MB)
- Framing our Future - five CD topics poster (PDF, 353KB)
- Framing our Future - general with QR code (PDF, 2MB)
- Framing our Future - five topics with QR code (PDF, 377KB)
Use our handy calculator tool below to input your property address and get an estimate of your Year 1 rates. Remember, as we say in the introduction of the consultation document, this is a Long-term Plan so we urge you take a big picture view and consider the long-term impacts.
Something for the kids
We're inviting the pre-schoolers and primary school aged children of our district to unleash their creativity in our Framing our Future 'Colour and Create' contest.
We'll have these colouring-ins distributed to our libraries next week and our team will have them at our pop-up and drop-in sessions around the district to keep littlies entertained while the adults chat.... but you can download it from here too.
Drop it back to one of our libraries or Council service centres by Monday 26 April and go in the draw to win a Paper Plus voucher.
Framing our Future - Colour and Create (PDF, 140KB)
A little incentive!
We are open for your feedback until Sunday 25 April, however because we don't want you all leaving it to the last minute and risking missing the chance to have your say altogether we have a little incentive...
We'll be doing a lucky prize draw each of the 4 weeks of the submission period - for a $50 supermarket voucher. That means if you get your submission in this week by Friday 2 April you'll be eligible for all 4 draws. By the following Friday and you'll be in for 3 draws and on on. So go on, what are you waiting for, do your research and have your say today.